Character Guest Post: Katie Scott of Jennifer Chase's SILENT LITTLE ANGELS #characterday


Today is character guest post day! We have Katie Holmes from Jennifer Chase's new crime thriller, SILENT LITTLE ANGELS. Enjoy!

Hello crime fiction readers! My name is Katie Scott, more accurately, Detective Katie Scott. I head up the cold case unit for Pine Valley Sheriff's Department in California. I wouldn't be able to solve my cases if it weren't for my partner and friend Detective Sean McGaven. We just click. It's been a wild journey and sometimes very dangerous, but we're both are committed to solving these cases bringing closure to the families. 

Friends and family, including my police family, all say that I'm tough. But, I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm not as tough as they say. Believe me, things scare me. I've learned how to confront fear and move through it. Basically, my motto is 'if you're scared just go ahead and do it anyway'. 

I did two tours in Afghanistan and it was the scariest experience of my life. I was a military explosives K9 handler with my faithful German shepherd Cisco. I learned how to manage fear and I had the best team that always had my back. I consider myself extremely lucky that I've had these experiences because I would have never known what it was like to have this type of family or to confront fear head on.

I'm sure you're wondering why I became a police officer. Right? Well, there are several reasons, but the main driving force was the murder of my best friend, Jenny, when I was twelve years old. It was definitely an important defining moment in my life. I was young. I felt helpless. And I vowed that I would do whatever it took to make a difference in crime. So I joined the Sacramento Police Department and then enlisted in the Army. As I was honorably discharged and back in my home town of Pine Valley, I was trying to find my way and struggling with PTSD. But don't feel sorry for me, I've learned to cope and use my anxiety symptoms to push me forward in my investigations. That means more bad guys in jail.

I think I've talked enough about myself, but if you love crime thrillers then check out my latest adventures in Silent Little Angels and you can ride along with me on the next case. 

Title: Silent Little Angels: Detective Katie Scott Book 7 
Author: Jennifer Chase
Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 402
Genre: Crime Thriller

Book Blurb:

The water ripples as the girl’s body escapes the reeds and floats silently upwards. Her beautiful face—blue eyes frozen open, skin as white as snow—breaks the surface. But it’s too late, this innocent soul has taken her final breath…

When camp counselor Carolyn Sable’s body is found floating in a lake beside Eagle Ridge Summer Camp, Detective Katie Scott must dig deep to stay focused. As a child, Katie spent many happy weeks at that camp toasting marshmallows on the fire with her best friend Jenny… until the day Jenny disappeared. The loss will always haunt Katie, but Carolyn’s inconsolable family need answers.

Searching the area, the devastating discovery of two more bodies sends the case into a tailspin. Suddenly on the hunt for a serial killer, Katie’s blood turns to ice when she finds newspaper clippings about her own past cases planted near one of the bodies. Was this twisted killer banking on Katie taking the lead? And why?

Carolyn was adored by children and staff at the camp, so Katie thinks her sudden resignation is key to cracking the case. Uncovering a tragic accident involving a group of children in the weeks before Carolyn left, Katie knows she’s getting close.

But when the carefully laid trap Katie sets to catch Carolyn’s killer backfires, Katie finds herself in unthinkable danger and unable to even trust her own team. Can she stay alive long enough to crack the toughest case of her career, and how many more innocent lives will be lost before she does?

An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author. Fans of of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh will be sleeping with the lights on!

Everyone is talking about Silent Little Angels:

I still have goosebumps! Omg……… amazing…I flew through the pages with Olympic speed. I was hooked from the very first page.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

One hell of an unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists and turns along the way… I almost had to read through my fingers… A brilliant, and highly recommended read.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“It kept me guessing right until the end. There is plenty of action, suspense, and tension. I’ve become so invested in these characters. I was glued to this one and up way past my bedtime. I couldn’t put it down.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“I read this in one very short sitting, I couldn’t put it down. It was well written with well-developed characters and a gripping storyline that was full of mystery, tension and twists… a thrilling read.” NetGalley reviewer

All-time favorite… I was shouting in my head, don’t go back there… wow!” I Spooky’s Maze Of Books, 5 stars

There was no way I was putting this book down!!!!!… I was literally holding my breath… I HAD TO KNOW!!!!! As for the explosive ending: WOW definitely not what, or who I was expecting.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Book Information

Release Date: April 19 2022

Publisher:  Bookouture

Soft Cover: ISBN: 978-1803142319; 402 pages; $11.99; E-Book, $3.99; FREE Audiobook with Audible Trial; eBook FREE with Kindle Unlimited Membership


Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning and USA Today BestSelling crime fiction author, as well as a consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent psychopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling.  She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists, and member of the International Thriller Writers.

Her latest book is the crime thriller, Silent Little Angels.

You can visit her website at or connect with her on TwitterFacebook and Goodreads.