Flowers On Her Grave


Fiction - Crime
328 Pages
Reviewed on 04/19/2020
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Author Biography

Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning and USA Today 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. www.authorjenniferchase.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite

Following the tenth wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, Detective Katie Scott awakens to learn her aunt has been brutally murdered and her uncle, the Pine Valley Sheriff, is the only suspect. Because of her relationship with her uncle, Katie, the head of Pine Valley’s Sheriff Department’s Cold Case unit, is warned by the acting Sheriff to stay away from the murder investigation. Katie, an Afghanistan war veteran, highly talented detective, and all-round hard-headed woman, is not about to sit idly by while her uncle, the last member of her family, goes to prison for life... or worse. She figures out ways to investigate and comes up with some clues and evidence the assigned investigators missed. But the real coup comes when she digs through her cold cases.

It is rare when I read a book in only two sittings, but had I not fallen asleep on the couch at 4 a.m., I’d have finished Flowers on Her Grave in one sitting, making it one of a kind. Jennifer Chase is a writer extraordinaire. I can’t think of a single part of the writing trade that she could improve on. Her characters are as real as my next-door neighbors, her ability to show rather than tell, exceptional. Chase sets scenes with zero fat; she writes them lean but has everything necessary to give the reader a visual perspective. Throughout the story, there are little details that wouldn’t occur to most authors, but Chase gets them in there. One of these that comes to mind is her use of German language commands for her K9 German Shepard, Cisco. Flowers on Her Grave by Jennifer Chase is a fabulously written, exciting detective story that fans of any fiction genre will love. Character Katie Scott is amazing, and I am determined to go back and read books one and two in this series.

Kristy Vee

Flowers On Her Grave by Jennifer Chase is the third installment in the captivating crime thriller series, Detective Katie Scott. When Detective Katie Scott is faced with a shocking and brutal crime scene, she’s not sure how she’ll ever get over the shock of seeing her aunt’s lifeless body. One thing she knows for sure deep down in her gut is that it could not have been her Uncle Wayne that did it. But how in the world was she going to prove that it wasn’t her beloved uncle, Pine Valley’s esteemed sheriff, with his prints being all over the knife and crime scene? Katie knows that her aunt and uncle loved one another and she must get to the bottom of this tragedy and fast, not just for her aunt and uncle, but to protect other innocent people and potential victims out there from a crazy psychopath. Katie sets out to discover the bitter truth, no matter what that might be or what it could ultimately cost her. And what comes out in the end just might shock them all.

Flowers On Her Grave by Jennifer Chase is one thrill ride of a mystery from start to finish! Great storyline and interesting characters fill the pages of this suspenseful page-turner and I couldn’t put it down from the moment I began reading it. Detective Katie Scott is an intelligent, likable personality that fits perfectly into this kind of story and series. I thought the entire story was awesome but the end was phenomenally written. Five well-deserved stars!

K.C. Finn

Flowers On Her Grave is a work of mystery and suspenseful crime fiction and was penned by author Jennifer Chase. In the third volume in the Detective Katie Scott series, we find the detective enjoying a well-earned break to visit her aunt and uncle for their wedding anniversary party. But life is never quiet in Katie’s world, and her poor aunt is found dead the next morning, with her sheriff uncle the prime suspect. With her world turned upside down, Katie is banished from the case and sent to the cold case division, but therein lies the beginning of an investigation that might just prove her uncle innocent after all.

Complex, emotive and highly intriguing from start to finish, author Jennifer Chase knows what a mystery-loving audience wants, and she delivers it in spades. Having read a couple of the Katie Scott series before, I was delighted to return to such a realistic and enjoyable protagonist, and of course devastated to find her own family at the heart of the tragedy. It’s this close emotional narration and realistic quality which gives the book such powerful impetus, making us readers turn page after page as we root for Katie and watch her try to heal her broken family with her considerable set of detective skills. What results is a truly compelling tale with an engaging and surprising plot and plenty of procedural crime features for diehard fans. Overall, Flowers On her Grave comes highly recommended for mystery, suspense and crime fans everywhere. A must-read.

Rabia Tanveer

Flowers On Her Grave is the third novel in the Detective Katie Scott series by Jennifer Chase. Detective Katie Scott thought her uncle and aunt were the perfect couple. They loved each other and there wasn’t even a single doubt in her mind that they would die for each other. So when her aunt was found dead the day after their anniversary and her uncle was the prime suspect, she couldn’t believe it. When she tried to investigate the crime scene on her own, she was assigned a cold case that demanded her whole attention. However, the more she digs deeper into the case, the more similarities she finds between this case and her aunt’s murder. Katie is convinced that her uncle is innocent, all she has to do is prove. Can Katie prove his innocence before it is too late?

Fast-paced, suspenseful and action-packed, Flowers On Her Grave by Jennifer Chase had me hooked right from the moment I started reading it. The narrative is outstanding, the characters are remarkably developed and the pace is just perfect to give you an adrenaline rush. Katie’s character is fantastic; she is intelligent, determined and confident enough in her abilities to have you rooting for her from the beginning. The mystery was very immersive. I wanted to know how Katie could prove her uncle’s innocence, what she will do to solve both cases in the limited time she had. Katie is the perfect example of a strong female lead that drives the story and makes you fall in love with it. I was biting my nails, I was holding my breath and I did not expect the end! This is sheer genius. Absolutely brilliant!