Books-On-Tour - Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase

I'm very excited to share my review of Jennifer Chase's new novel, Little Girls Sleeping. Thank you to Bookouture for the Blog Tour invite and the eARC.


He looked down at the little girl, sleeping peacefully, her arms wrapped around a teddy bear. He knew he was the only one who could save her. He could let her sleep forever.

An eight-year-old girl, Chelsea Compton, is missing in Pine Valley, California and for Detective Katie Scott it’s a cruel reminder of the friend who disappeared from summer camp twenty years ago. Unable to shake the memories, Katie vows she won’t rest until she discovers what happened to Chelsea.

But as Katie starts to investigate, accompanied by her loyal ex-military dog, Cisco, the case reveals itself to be much bigger and more shocking than she feared. Hidden deep in the forest she unearths a makeshift cemetery: a row of graves, each with a brightly coloured teddy bear.

Katie links the graves to a stack of missing-persons cases involving young girls—finding a pattern no one else has managed to see. Someone in Pine Valley has been taking the town’s daughters for years, and Katie is the only one who can stop them.

And then another little girl goes missing, snatched from the park near her home.

Katie’s still haunted by the friend she failed to protect, and she’ll do anything to stop the killer striking again—but can she find the little girl before it’s too late?

Compulsive and gripping crime fiction for fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh. Katie Scott’s first case will have you on the edge of your seat and gasping with shock.


Little Girls Sleeping is a great way to start a new series! It's a wonderfully written roller-coaster ride. A must read!

The characters were believable. I loved Katie's character. She's a strong woman that isn't afraid to prove she can be as good as a male officer. Most of the police force seemed to resent her for being assigned as Detective, maybe because they think she had connections since her uncle is the Sheriff? She also discovered the bodies of the little girls so the officers originally assigned to the case resented her even more for making better progress than them. I also loved how Katie's military background seemed to make the killer nervous.

I loved the chapters from the killer's POV. It was very intriguing and entertaining. I couldn't wait to find out who it was. 

It's a great crime thriller and I look forward to what comes next! Highly recommend! 

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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. 

Jennifer Chase was born and raised in California and still lives there with her husband, dogs and cats. In addition to writing and consulting, Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors, both at the beach and hiking, and engaging in some amateur photography.



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