Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase

Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase Book Summary


THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS PUTTING THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!... I was literally holding my breath… I HAD TO KNOW!!!!! As for the explosive ending WOW definitely not what or who I was expecting.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

She looked at the smiling, eager face of the little girl in the photograph, with dark hair, bright-green eyes, a missing front tooth, and her entire life ahead of her. Chelsea was last seen walking back from a friend’s house one summer afternoon. She never made it home…

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 investigateher PTSD flashbacks kept at bay with the help of her loyal ex-military dog, Ciscothe case reveals itself to be much bigger and more shocking than she feared. Deep in the forest, she unearths a makeshift cemetery: a row of graves, each with a brightly coloured teddy bear.

Tracing the silk lining the coffins, Katie links the graves to a stack of missing-persons cases involving young girlsfinding 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…

Compulsive and gripping crime fiction from a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author—perfect 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 in shock.

What readers are saying about Little Girls Sleeping:

I was really wowed by it… I couldn’t put the book down and was trying to read as fast as I could so I could find out who the killer was. The ending took me by surprise… I was literally gasping for air… I would definitely recommend.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow what an absolutely amazing fantastic read. I was hooked almost as soon as I started this book. I am still trying to pick my chin off the floor. I loved it from page one and couldn’t read the pages quick enough. I did not see the end coming… Awesome.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

If you read one police thriller this year make sure that it is this one… it will grip you from the start and will drag you into the story trying desperately to work out who the killer is but I promise you that you will not be able to figure it out.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“A great way to start a new series! It's a wonderfully written roller-coaster ride. A must read!” Book Obsessed Introverts, 5 stars

Believe me when I say that you are in for a thrilling read!... I could not put it away. Can highly recommend!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow!... The hairs on my head stood up with this one!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A nail-biting thriller… I was gripped from page one, through each twist and turn… until I reached the climax which was shocking and totally unexpected.” Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

“It was addicting, captivating and had me reading into the night.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Truly an amazing book. The storyline flowed, the characters were engaging, and I could barely tear myself away... Highly recommended!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I read it in one sitting and could not put it down. A real page turner.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Little Girls Sleeping Book Details

Book Name Little Girls Sleeping
Genre Police Procedural
Author Jennifer Chase
Published 31 May 2019, Friday
Price Free
E-Book Size 5.67 MB

Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase Book Reviews

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Good writing fast paced. Loved it


Slow.. Slow read. Best part was a few pages at the end.


Choppy and Unrealistic. This story seemed to jump around a lot. Although nothing obvious was missing, the story would be going along, and then suddenly it was another place or day. I also never got invested in the main character. Never quite understood what so many people had against her. This book was just too choppy and unrealistic. About two thirds of the way through, I just wanted to be finished with it. By the point when the bad guy was revealed, I really didn’t care. And all that he did to Katie made no sense whatsoever.


I didn’t see that coming…. This book kept my on the edge of seat and I couldn’t put it down. The twists (yes, PLURAL) will blow your mind. Read this book, you will not regret it.


Mesmerizing. Mesmerizing! I couldn’t stop reading. “Just one more chapter, and I’ll head to sleep.” It only took me 3 days! I loved every twist and turn to the very end!


Good read. A little predictable at times. Quite a few grammatical errors. Overall was an intriguing thriller to read.


Really captivating. I couldn’t put this book down , my attention was captivated, I wanted to know what will happen next .. I started a list of my own potential suspects.. one of them was detective T but ruled him out.. it was really really a good book to read .. Good Job J.C


Excellent. Excellent. Thank you


LOVE. Wonderful book! It kept you on your toes. Would definitely recommend!


Amazing!. Great details and thrilling


Awesome book. This book was a binge read for me.. I couldn’t put it down.. The author knows how to hold the interest of the reader and at the end it turns into a real nail biter.. if you read any book this year , read Little Girls Sleeping… you won’t be disappointed.


Must read !. This book was amazing and had a good crime sense that made you want to keep reading. It will make you not want to stop! I loved the ending.

Allison, SC

Read this in two days!. Loved this book. Couldn’t put it down.


So-so. Good at the beginning, falls apart completely at the end. No explanation of how the bad guy’s identity is discovered, it just is , and the heroine’s escape from him relies on a really far-fetched coincidence


Unbelievable ending. Overall it was a good story line but the ending was somewhat of a let down and un - believable.


Wow. This is the first book I read by this author and I was really wowed by it. This is also the first book in her new Detective Katie Scott series. This book is about a returning vet battling her own demons while trying to find a serial killer who is murdering young girls. Katie Scott returns to her family home after serving and tries to figure out what her next move is. She accidentally sees a cold case on her Uncle’s desk and begins to investigate. She stumbles upon the killers grave site and that’s when the fight between good and evil takes place. I have to say what caught my interest was the description of the book and boy this book did not disappoint. The book did start off slower but that was great because we got to know all the characters better. By half way through I couldn’t put the book down and was trying to read as fast as I could so I could find out who the killer was. The ending took me by surprise and I was literally gasping for air hoping everything would turn out ok. Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


Gripping. This book was so hard to put down. Pieper3


Little Girls Sleeping. I couldn’t put it down! Wonderful written.


Attention grabbing. Suspenseful, endearing characters, beautiful details, all around well-written. I will definitely be reading more books from Jennifer Chase.


Little Girls Sleeping. Just plain excellent! Suspenseful and well written…I couldn’t put it down but had to pause a few times to catch my breath!


Excellent. Fantastic. Kept you reading. Very gripping story. Loved it!


Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase. This book was great, well written and kept me guessing what was going on.

Nay Nay 2021

Little Girls Sleeping. I loved this book!! I couldn’t put it down. A great story.


Highly recommend. This book was so good, i haven’t read a book in a couple of years and this one had me hooked since chapter one. I think i found a new fav author.


A page turner. From start to finish this book was amazing!


Overall, good!. Had some twists and turns. I enjoyed it overall.

Lindas loves

Page turner. Fast paced mystery. Katie has returned from being in Afghanistan to her home town where her uncle, the Sheriff puts her to work for him while she decides whether she wants to return to her former police job. Little girls going missing make Katie use all the skills she learned in the military to go after the perpetrator. Great characters, suspenseful situations and so many twists and turns will keep you turning pages till you finish this book. Highly recommend.


5 Stars!. I am so grateful I found Jennifer! As a long lost relative (my last name is Chase too!), I needed Jennifer’s work to keep my mind occupied while in the hospital with my mom. I flew through this in about a day and am so excited and eager for the second book in the series. Gotta go now, time to read! Thank you Jennifer!

Grandy Miller

5 Stars. Excellent Read

Big bigbig

Good title. The book started off great, I finished it in only 2 or 3 days but I was very disappointed with the ending, details started to slur and it felt rushed.


Great read!. Twists and turns until the very end! Great read!!


So good, hehe 😝. At the time of writing this review I am currently reading the book for the second time. I’m a book worm I will admit, but, I don’t usually read mysteries twice. BUT THIS BOOK, I need to get moorrreee, I don’t have a job though so I can’t, but I will! >:D also highly recommended. It’s so good. I may only be 11 but I have seem a lot of serial killer books that my mum doesn’t approve if in my time, and so far this was the best! I love it so muucchhhh 👁🫦👁. I think that anyone reading this review that’s over 10 years old and debating whether to get the book or not, should, hands down, they should get it. And if your wondering if it’s age appropriate for your 7 year old child, it’s not, definitely not. And if some father(like mine) thinks it’s a cute little bed time storie compilation for little girls, it’s not, it’s a book about a serial killer. So there’s my rating! Good job(insert author name cause I can’t remember it😅)! U wrote a real masterpiece!

Swick Chic

Little girls sleeping. Great book


Overuse of adjectives.. It’s a huge turn off when the author uses 2 adjectives before and after nouns. I couldn’t even get through the first chapter. Reading aloud sounds like I’m in 4th grade using a thesaurus to over describe everything so my essay is longer. Don’t waste your download time or space on this crap.


Sink holes. Good read, the sink hole story line was a little underwhelming.


Gripping with the right amount of suspense. Absolutely LOVE a strong female lead with a touch of romance. This was such a great book and had me up into the early morning hours. Couldn’t wait to get back to it.


Good story. Kept me interested the whole book. Could get a little tedious or repetitive- but the author writes well and keeps the flow moving. I didn’t understand where the ‘bad guy’ fit in, but that’s a ‘me’ problem, I’m sure. Enjoy!

Captain minnow

Little Girls Sleeping. Excellent read. Strength, determination, courage all came thru. Hard to put down.


Little Girls Sleeping. Very good read. I liked not being able to guess the ending as I often can with this type of book.


Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase. Awesome read! A real page turner. Was up till 4 AM reading this. Finally fell asleep for a few hours and immediately started reading again as soon as I woke up. Will definitely read more from this author!

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Great writing. I enjoyed the descriptive writing.


Little girls sleeping.. This is action packed right from the get go. Female army gal comes home , reunites with her K-9 and gets a job via her uncle the super of police force. Meanwhile someone is killing little girls. Lots of action. I don’t readily give 5 stars. Only question is what year is this? They have cell phones but don’t seem to use triangulation.


Entertaining, kept me wanting to read more!. I am super impressed with the first book of this series, got it on a whim since it was available for free and enjoyed every minute of it. Kept me from sleep, reading whenever I could. Overall a great thriller, very descriptive, easy to follow along and had me guessing who the killer was the entire time!


10/10. Absolutely nail biting read. I could not put this book. The suspense and depth of the story was immaculate. Will definitely be reading her other books


Easy to read. The first book in the Detective Katie Scott series. Not really believable but still a page turner. Cisco the Alsatian was my favourite character.


Suspense and horror. A suspenseful story based on a horrifying theme.

Brooke Amy Cross

So good !. Amazing !!!


Page turner. Excellent read, real page turner


Larger than life. Sorry, just so much American BS.


A brilliant start to a new series. Having returned home from a tour of Afghanistan with the K-9 unit, Katie Scott plans to take some time out from her previous role as a police officer with the Sacramento PD, to doing administrative work for the Pine Valley police department where her uncle is the sheriff. When in his office, she comes across a file from a cold case where a little girl named Chelsea Compton was kidnapped four years previously, and whose body was never found. Still haunted by the memory of the mysterious disappearance of a friend at summer camp 20 years ago, Katie takes matters into her own hands and she secretly starts investigating Chelsea’s case with Cisco, her beloved german shepherd who she worked with in Afghanistan. When she stumbles upon multiple graves, the case is blown wide open to other unsolved cases of missing girls with a calling card of a teddy bear on each of these graves. It is then that she realises there is a serial killer at large, and one of the worst kind imaginable. With part of the mystery solved, a major part of the puzzle still remains, and it is then that the sheriff promotes his niece to detective so she can continue to work on the investigation. But being a relation of the town sheriff does not win Katie any friends and she ruffles some feathers, especially with the detective who was assigned to the case at the time. The race is then on, when another little girl goes missing to solve this case. Time is running out, but the closer that Katie gets to solving the case, the more her life is in danger. Do I recommend this book: Hell yes! I absolutely loved this book and Katie’s character. It is never easy to read a book like this when the victims are children, but Jennifer does a great job and is sensitive with the subject matter without describing the deaths in too much graphic detail. I really enjoyed Jennifer’s writing style and felt the determination of Katie in her need to solve the case no matter what. Even at the risk of her own life. This is a fantastic debut for this series and I look forward to many more books to come. Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Jennifer Chase for allowing me to read an advance copy of Little Girls Sleeping in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are not biased in any way.


Too much action. I prefer psychological trillers.. Too much action, unnecessary delays. Not enough psychology or detection.

Sun Dream

Little Girls Sleeping. A great read. Pity the rest of the series is not available.


Readable. Ok but wasn’t the best.


Fantastic. More twists than you could imagine.


Little Girls Sleeping. An enjoyable read


Gripping from start to finish. Really enjoyed this book. Will definitely be reading other books by this author.


Little girls sleeping. A gripping story from the beginning but got a little far fetched near the end for me. A good read though.


Highly recommend. Very well written, interesting and relatable characters, loved the fact that a service dog was an important part of the story


Couldn’t put it down. Brilliant, a real page turner

Irrate! Very!

Random. There were parts where the timing seemed off. A good idea though.


AMAZING. This book is absolutely brilliant I couldn’t put it down, it’s so well written.


Little girls sleeping. Amazing book could not keep it down uploaded to my phone the story kept you on the edge of your seat looking forward to reading the rest of them


Enthralling. Definitely worth reading

Cassies mum

Little girls sleeping. A riveting story. At times l had to remind myself to breathe


Good read. Really enjoyed this !!! A good mystery crime story easy to read and definitely had me guessing to the end.


Gripping, thrilling.. just great.. Couldn’t stop readying. Read in just a few days. Can’t wait to read more from the writer.


Gripping to the very end. I am new to this type of book but found it gripping and interesting right to the end.


Little girls sleeping. Too much description of useless information and boring storyline I could have written better myself

Shannon's ghost

Little girls sleeping. This book was so boring. The killers motivation was so stupid and the author never lets you forget for a second that the mc just got back from combat. Exhausting to read.


Good read. Good read couldn’t put it down

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About Author "Jennifer Chase"

Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She rose to international fame for her role as Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004, for which she earned Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards. Since her career progressed in the 1990s, she has become one of the world's highest-paid actresses.The daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, she began working as an actress at an early age with an uncredited role in the 1988 film Mac and Me; her first major film role came in the 1993 horror comedy Leprechaun. She has since starred in a string of successful comedy films such as Office Space (1999), Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), We're the Millers (2013), Dumplin' (2018), and Murder Mystery (2019). Aniston also starred in the acclaimed independent films The Good Girl (2002), Friends with Money (2006), and Cake (2014....

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