Friday, August 6, 2021

BLOG TOUR - Pretty Broken Dolls


In the thin light of the moon, the woman’s limp body hangs from the iron fence amongst the redwoods. Looped over the railings is the little gold locket her mother gave her when she turned sixteen. The picture of the girl inside smiles out at a future she’ll never see…

As day breaks over the fairground, Detective Katie Scott forces herself to take in another disturbing scene in front of her. A woman, the same age as her, found slumped in the carriage of the Ferris wheel, red lipstick dragged across her lips, her throat cut.

Katie doesn’t want to believe that the serial killer picking off women across the state has found their way to the small town of Pine Valley, California, but when her team finds a gold engagement ring hanging nearby, it’s a terrifying, but undeniable fact.

With a twisted killer on her doorstep, Katie knows if she doesn’t act fast, she’ll find more women left out in the cold like broken dolls. Her team hit dead end after dead end, but only she can see the vital link between the victims: a connection with Katie herself.

Katie has spent years pushing traumatic memories of her years in the military far out of reach, but she must confront them now or more innocent women will die. But as the killer circles closer and closer to Katie, what if the only answer is to give him what he wants? There must be another way…

Warning – This absolutely unputdownable thriller will keep you up all night! Fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh better hold on tight for a nail-biting rollercoaster ride!


:   Pretty Broken Dolls
Author:  Jennifer Chase
Series:  Detective Katie Scott, #6
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   320
Date of Publication:   August 5, 2021
My Rating:   5 Stars

Detective Katie Scott and Deputy Sean McGaven are working on cold cases and when a recent murder ties to older cases they soon realize that they are on the trail of a serial killer. While the scenes are certainly gruesome, one thing is clear. They are posed in a certain way with very specific details. Beyond that, Katie begans to notice an eerie connection, all while dealing PTSD as a result of her years in the military.

Katie has easily proven herself to her boss and uncle Sheriff Scott, but now Special Agent Dane Campbell has asked her to dive deep into his investigation. Why does the FBI need her help when they have proven and dependable profilers? Although not quite comfortable working with Campbell, Katie and McGaven soldier on.

Meanwhile, Katie has her trusty former K9 partner Cisco, and he proves more than helpful while Katie digs deep to solve the murders. When Katie begins to see a deeper reason why they were pulled into the case, danger seems to trail very close at their heels. With unexpected twists and conflicting danger, Katie is determined to solve the murders, even though her PTSD is at war with the fact that her fiancĂ© has had to leave town for extended training. Nonetheless, Katie's professionalism and wit shines through, and she faces constant danger with strength and determination.

Pretty Broken Dolls proves to be an excellent addition to a compelling series and I am more than eager to see what more is in store for Katie as she works hard at putting cold cases to rest. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning and best-selling 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.