Who are the Fragile Ones?

The Fragile ones:  little innocent children who simply want to go out and play.  I read The Fragile Ones, by Jennifer Chase in little more than a day. This book is extremely well written and tells a tale of two sisters who go out to play and never come back.  Their bodies are discovered two years later by a film crew – seemingly by accident Detective Katie Scott  is one of the first on the scene and has to fight her PTSD, a reminder of her time at war, as she is lowered into the ravine and begins the forensic process of finding out who the girls are, and who killed them.  This is a complex plot with lots of characters, and clues that are creepy in themselves.  I almost want to read the book again to tie up all the loose ends.  Author Jennifer Chase takes us on a journey of discovery not only in a geographical sense, but through the mind of the killer as Katie, her partner and her service dog close in on a town that is not what it seems. As the story unfolds, a storm is brewing, which will ultimately cut the detectives off from the outside world as they close in on the killer.

Book Description:

“Please Mommy, can Tessa and I go play on the swing by the creek?” the little girl begs, pushing a blonde curl from her eyes. “We’ll stay together, and we promise to be safe.” Hours later, their mother waits anxiously for her darling girls to arrive home with a list of reasons why they are late. But the front door never opens…

When the bodies of eleven and twelve-year-old sisters, Tessa and Megan, are found at the bottom of a ravine—dressed in matching pastel summer outfits, their small bodies broken from the fall—Detective Katie Scott faces one of the most shocking and heartbreaking crime scenes of her career.

As the fragile bodies are retrieved, disturbing discoveries are revealed.  The girls were not biological sisters. The youngest, Megan, is a DNA match to a kidnapping case years before, and she has a tiny number burnt into her skin.  Is this the mark of a terrifying killer intent on keeping count of his collection?

Her PTSD triggered, Katie is left reeling as she maps other missing children in the local area. Has this twisted soul found a way to stay nearby his victims? Could he be watching now as Katie hits one dead end after another?

A wild storm building, matching a fiber found during the autopsy to a nearby boatyard is the break Katie needs. But when another girl goes missing, just as lightning strikes and the power goes out, Katie only has her instincts, her team and her service dog to rely on. As time runs out for Katie to finds the stolen child alive, who will become the next number on this monster’s deadly list?

Author Bio:

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. If you love a good mystery you will really enjoy this book which can be found: Buy Links:Amazon: https://bit.ly/37VtJUM Apple: http://apple.co/33Qo547 Kobo: http://bit.ly/39VSrWy Google: http://bit.ly/39PZY9w Thank you for reading my review. I would love to hear from you if you have read any of the Katie Scott novels! Kerry xx


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