2016 SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNER for MYSTERY-SLEUTH – International Book Awards Readers’ Favorite
From the multi award-winning author of the Emily Stone Thriller Series, comes a new kind of forensic hero:
Three grisly murders linked to five old cold cases, dubbed the Flower Girl Murders, pushes detectives to their limit to find a clever and extremely brutal serial killer, leaving a California town demanding justice. The District Attorney’s Serial Special Task Force retains the help of the reclusive Dr. Chip Palmer, a forensic expert and criminal profiler, to steer them in the right direction. Palmer is known for his astute academic interpretations of serial and predatory crimes, along with his unconventional tactics that goes against general police procedures. He is partnered with the tough and beautiful D.A. Inspector Kate Rawlins, a homicide detective transplanted from Phoenix, and the chemistry ignites between the team–both good and deadly.
The Flower Girl Murders leaves three homicides, five cold cases, two seasoned detectives, three suspects, and one serial killer calling all the shots. The investigation must rely on one eccentric forensic scientist to unravel the clues to solve the case. But at what cost?
“Too many authors in the genre simply build episodic plots where one sensational event follows another with little apparent connection or real emotional depth. Chase always manages to find the emotional angle and it is this that colors the world in which her characters move, creating a deep sense of rapport between them.” ~BookViral
“Jennifer Chase has a gift for excellent plot and characterization, but what will blow readers’ minds is the way she leads them into the criminal mind of the killer.” ~Readers’ Favorite