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Kate Medina - Author

About the Author

While studying for a degree in Psychology, Kate Medina joined the Territorial Army where she spent five years, first as an officer trainee and then as a Troop Commander in the Royal Engineers. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and now writes full time. Her debut novel, White Crocodile (published under the name K. T. Medina), a thriller set in the minefields of Cambodia, received widespread critical acclaim.

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Featured books by Kate Medina

Scared to Death

Scared to Death

Author: Kate Medina Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Another wonderfully twisty and chilling case in the ‘Jessie Flynn Crime Thriller’ series. Captain Ben Callan investigates a suspicious death on a base, as the case uncoils Dr Jessie Flynn and DI Simmons become involved, and unexpected links appear. The connection between the armed forces and police adds a fascinating note to this series, and the author’s background ensures a feeling of authenticity. Each of the three main characters have their flaws, yet combined, they make a formidable force to be reckoned with. This novel is so very readable, I just leapt in and didn't stop until I turned the last page. With a whipping, corkscrewing plot and fast paced action, ‘Scared to Death’ just roars along, ensuring a worthwhile and entirely captivating read. ~ Liz Robinson

eBooks of the Month
Scared to Death: A Gripping Crime Thriller You Won't be Able to Put Down

Scared to Death: A Gripping Crime Thriller You Won't be Able to Put Down

Author: Kate Medina Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Another wonderfully twisty and chilling case in the ‘Jessie Flynn Crime Thriller’ series. Captain Ben Callan investigates a suspicious death on a base, as the case uncoils Dr Jessie Flynn and DI Simmons become involved, and unexpected links appear. The connection between the armed forces and police adds a fascinating note to this series, and the author’s background ensures a feeling of authenticity. Each of the three main characters have their flaws, yet combined, they make a formidable force to be reckoned with. This novel is so very readable, I just leapt in and didn't stop until I turned the last page. With a whipping, corkscrewing plot and fast paced action, ‘Scared to Death’ just roars along, ensuring a worthwhile and entirely captivating read. ~ Liz Robinson

eBooks of the Month
Fire Damage

Fire Damage

Author: Kate Medina Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2017

Captivating from the outset, this is the first in the ‘Jessie Flynn Investigation’ series, and what a fabulously readable and dramatic story it is too. 29 year old Dr Jessie Flynn works for the Defence Psychology Unit, she teams up with Captain Ben Callan from the Military Police Special Investigation Branch in an investigation that walks a knotty tightrope of emotions. While there is a whisper of romance, it is the case in hand that dominates the story and Kate Medina keeps the tension ramped up high. The subject matter is not only bang up to date, it is also perfectly judged and when you read into Kate Medina’s background, it all makes sense. With characters full of contradictions and vulnerabilities, a seriously puzzling yet poignant mystery and a fascinating backdrop, I’m really looking forward to the next in the series.

eBooks of the Month

Other books by Kate Medina

The Watcher

The Watcher

Author: Kate Medina Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2020

If you see him it's already too late... 'A brilliant and believable female lead' Good Housekeeping Some secrets can't be hidden. The Fullers are the picture-perfect family, a wealthy couple with a grand home in the middle of remote woodland. But even they have something to hide - and it will prove fatal. Some crimes can't be forgotten. Psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn and DI Marilyn Simmons arrive at the Fuller's home to find a suburban nightmare. A crime scene more disturbing than anything they have ever encountered. Some killers can't be stopped. Jessie knows that this is no random act of violence. And if she can't unlock the motivation behind the crime and shine a light into this killer's mind, the Fullers won't be the only family to die...

Two Little Girls

Two Little Girls

Author: Kate Medina Format: Ebook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Two little girls walked to their deaths, and nobody noticed... A gripping new thriller featuring the brilliantly complex psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn, who struggles with a dark past. Two bodies on the beach. One killer out for revenge. Two years ago, a young girl was murdered while playing on the beach, a doll left by her side. DI Bobby 'Marilyn' Simmons failed to catch her killer, and he's been tormented with guilt ever since. So when another dead girl is found in the dunes, another doll, he knows this could be his only chance to silence his demons. Psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn is called in to help with the investigation. But she's being led into a web of lies and deceit by a new patient called Laura - a deeply disturbed woman who wants Jessie as her friend. When links emerge between Laura and the two dead girls, Jessie's worst nightmare becomes reality. For in the dark world of a twisted killer, she begins to realise just how treacherous friends can be...

Scared to Death

Scared to Death

Author: Kate Medina Format: Ebook Release Date: 04/05/2017

The second book in an exciting new crime series featuring psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn - a brilliantly complex character who struggles with a dark past. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid. A baby is abandoned in the middle of the night at Royal Surrey County Hospital. DI Bobby 'Marilyn' Simmons suspects the father is planning to take his own life following the violent suicide of his eldest son Danny a year earlier. The race is on to find him. Captain Ben Callan is investigating a suspicious death. Just sixteen years old, Stephen Foster has been stabbed in the neck and abandoned in the woods. Someone tried to save his life - but who? And why haven't they come forward?When psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn is called in to consult on both cases, she sees connections between the deaths of Danny and Stephen. And when she starts counselling a third traumatized young man, Jessie fears he faces the same fate...

Fire Damage

Fire Damage

Author: Kate Medina Format: Ebook Release Date: 24/03/2016

To find a killer, she must unlock a child's terror... The first in an exciting new crime series featuring psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn - a brilliantly complex character who struggles with a dark past of her own. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid. A traumatized little boyFour years old, terrified, disturbed - Sami is a child in need of help. Now it's up to psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to find the cause of his suffering and unlock his darkest memories, before it's too late. A psychologist with a secretMeanwhile Jessie is haunted by an awful truth of her own. She works alongside former patient, Captain Ben Callan, to investigate a violent death - but the ghosts of her past refuse to leave her. A body washed up on the beachWhen a burnt corpse is found on the Sussex coast, Jessie begins to uncover a link between her two cases - and a desperate killer will do anything to keep it buried...