Katie Scott is ex-military. She’s no recruited as a detective to solve cold cases. One case catches Katie’s attention – a nurse called Amanda Payton was found six months ago at Basin Woods. She didn’t seem to remember anything, except for the fact that her kidnapper asked her to ‘tell the truth.’ As Amanda refused to co-operate, the case had gone cold.
Katie decides to find out what happened to Amanda on that fateful night. She manages to locate Amanda but the nurse refuses to talk about it. The next day, Amanda is found dead – she’s lying face down, naked and her skin’s pale. Amanda’s wrists seemed to have been tied up – just like it was when she was kidnapped six months ago.
Katie must conquer the demons that haunt her – the bomb blast in Afganisthan continues to give her nightmares. Her best friend Chad is interested in her but Amanda isn’t sure if she’s ready to be in a relationship. Off goes Amanda in search of missing pieces of the puzzle, with McGaven and Cisco (Amanda’s dog) in tow.
Her Last Whisper is the second book in Detective Katie Scoot series by Jennifer Chase.
I enjoyed reading Her Last Whisper. The story gives you the creepers, especially when the perp whispers into his victims’ ears – Tell me the truth… tell me the truth… oooooh, scarrryyy!!!
I loved the way Katie’s portrayed in the story. Her past might come back to haunt her but as the story ends, she overcomes a couple of her fears. Her bond with Cisco is adorable. Jennifer Chase is a dog lover so no surprises that she’s portrayed the Cisco-Katie bond really well. 🙂 McGaven, Chad, Nick and Sherrif Scott are also well portrayed in the story. There’s one more character who grabbed my attention – Jane Doe. She’s clever… very clever! I am not going to say anything else about her and make this review a spoiler.
I was hooked on to the story until the end. The identity of the killer was totally unexpected!! The reason – which usually has something to do with the perp’s trauma/abuse – was not that great, but okay, acceptable. Something seemed amiss. There were parts which seemed dragged while some just flew by. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story.
I recommend this book to those who love to read books of the genre mystery and thrillers.
Writing Style: 4/5
Character Development: 4.5/5
Overall Rating: 4.25/5
Title: Her Last Whisper (Detective Katie Scott #2)
Author: Jennifer Chase
Published on: 21st October 2019
Genre: Mystery and Thrillers
Purchase Links: Amazon.com | Book Depository
Many thanks to Sarah for the blog tour invite and to Bookouture for the ARC.