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THE FRAGILE ONES by JENNIFER CHASE
“TEASER TUESDAY” EXTRACT
CHAPTER 24 – FRIDAY 17:45 HOURS
“Katie and McGaven arrived at the Highland Sierra Hotel in Pine Valley early for their meeting with Mr. Brad Homestead, a real estate broker, and Mrs. Jenni Homestead, a stay-at-home mother. They had had three children since the abduction.
The road leading up to the resort was narrow and with the frequent rain storms they wanted to make sure they had plenty of time to get there. Katie drove in silence as McGaven stayed in his own world as well. She had memorized the abducted child report from Austin, Texas and was quite disappointed that it was more like an overview or a basic outline. The investigating officer at the time had since moved to another state and retired. It was clear that they thought it was going to be an open-and-shut case – and finding the child would be easy. The report stated that the child was in a stroller and was taken from the park. There were no eye-witnesses that could identify who took the child – except that it was a man between the ages of twenty and fifty-five years old.
Realizing that they had made great time, Katie was relieved that soon they would hear first-hand from the Homesteads what had happened that day. It was going to be a difficult interview for her; she didn’t have anything positive to report to the parents yet, but at least they now knew what had happened to their daughter”
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Just to give you an extra helping hand to make your mind up, let’s take a look at the book’s premise
THE FRAGILE ONES – (Detective Katie Scott #5)
“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 is called to one of the most shocking and heartbreaking crime scenes of her career.
Carefully picking through the fragile remains, Katie makes the first of many disturbing discoveries: the girls were not biological sisters. The youngest, Megan, is a DNA match to a kidnapping case years before. The tiny number burnt into her skin the mark of a terrifying killer intent on keeping count of his collection.
Her PTSD from the army 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?
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by:
Ambrosia at ‘The Purple Booker‘
Each week she shares her own teaser lines and invites other bloggers to do the same. So if you have a few moments, why not stop by and see what’s on offer this time, after all, you never know where that next great read is going to come from!