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Catch Your Death

(Detective Jess Bishop #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  232 ratings  ·  57 reviews
The scene played over and over in his mind. He only had one choice left. He had to die.

Behind the high and imposing gates of a prestigious college, five students have taken their lives. All of them friends, all of them good kids, all of them dead within months of each other. When FBI Agent Jess Bishop is called in to investigate, what she discovers will make her just as
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published April 15th 2019 by Bookouture
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Whispering Stories
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Special Agent Jess Bishop is back in the third book in the Jessica Bishop Series. In Catch Your Death Jess is asked by her boss to check in on her nephew seventeen-year-old Levi who attends a prestigious school called Gracemount Academy where the yearly fee is a staggering $50,000 as he rang her in a panic and she is out of the state and can’t reach him.

Upon arrival at the school, the dorm warden leaders her to Levi’s room but he’s not there. A
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
If you're going to do a secret society at a posh school storyline, there needs to be something that makes it stand out from the many, many others that have done it before. Not only does this not do that, there's also nothing new added to our understanding of the main characters. There's so much repetition- of phrases, ideas, and character hooks (yes, we know she doesn't like to touch anyone outside of sex, writing it multiple times doesn't make it any more impactful), that the whole book feels r ...more
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Catch Your Death, the third in the Jess Bishop series, is a suspenseful and gripping book which could be read as a stand-alone.

The apparent suicide of a teenager in a posh school, leads the police to the discovery of the cover-up of 4 more suicides in the same school. Further investigations soon reveal that the 5 deceased boys were all best friends.
The police primarily come to believe the suicides are the result of a game called The Last Supper. But as the team try to figure out who is behind t
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The third book in the Detective Jess Bishop series by Kierney Scott. In this latest book, FBI Agent Jess Bishop investigates a series of apparent suicides at a prestigious boarding school.

While the case Jess investigates is a standalone story, I recommend reading the previous books in the series to better understand the backstory of Jess and the other characters. Jess is a troubled FBI agent with a past she would rather others not know about. She is smart, independent, headstrong, and good a sol
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Catch Your Death is the third novel in the FBI Special Agent Jess Bishop series, featuring the intrepid, gutsy protagonist and daughter of a serial killer. This is another suspenseful, action-packed episode and definitely the best and most addictive so far. There are plenty of thrills and spills, twists and turns and it is nothing short of a nail-biting page-turner. From the moment I picked it up, it engaged me with its excellent characterisation, thrilling plot and easy readable writing style. ...more
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
At last - a book I can give five stars to. Yippee.

FBI Special Agent Jess Bishop is still technically on leave when she gets a call from her team leader, Jeannie (who is away), asking her to check on her nephew, Levi, who is a student at the exclusive Gracemount Academy. He had called Jeannie and left a very garbled but terrified sounding message. Jess goes straight there but arrives too late. Levi is dead, hanging in the showers. Later Jess learns that Levi is the fifth suicide at the school in
Toya (the reading chemist)
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
I’m going to start out by saying that I did not read the two books that precede Catch Your Death, and I don’t feel like that impeded by ability to enjoy this incredible story. The previous two books allow you to understand Special Agent Jess Bishop’s backstory, but the author does a phenomenal job of giving pertinent information throughout the story.

Right off the bat, I knew that Special Agent Jess Bishop was not your typical FBI agent. The story opens with Jess engaging in sexual intercourse w
Paula  Phillips
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

After recovering from her tragedy, Special agent Jess Bishop has gone off the tracks a bit and not in the right frame of mind as someone from her past is coming back to haunt her and make her seem like she is crazy. When Jess is asked a favor from her boss and someone she sees as a friend to check on her nephew at his school. Jess agrees, but when she arrives, it will not be the sight that she wants to view as she discovers her friend's son dead. It turns out that this boarding school has had fi
Kat Dietrich
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it

Catch Your Death by Kierney Scott is the third in the Special Agent Jess Bishop series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Series Background: (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books)
Jess’s father was a serial killer, and was put away a long time ago. She has kept her background secret, but has never really dealt with that childhood trauma.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020, netgalley
It’s been awhile since I read the first 2 books, but I do remember enjoying them. This one missed the mark for me though. It begins when Jess receives a call from her boss asking her to check up on her nephew. When Jess goes to this elite school to find him, she sees more than she bargained for. This starts a whirlwind investigation. Perhaps too much of one. I don’t remember Jess being so screwed up. She was out of control in this book, too much that I didn’t enjoy reading about her. The investi ...more
Elaine Tomasso
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Catch Your Death, the third novel to feature FBI Agent Jessica Bishop.

When Jess’s supervisor, Jeanie Gilbert, reaches out to her and asks her to check on the welfare of her nephew, Levi Smith, Jess immediately heads out to his exclusive school, Gracemount Academy but arrives too late as Levi has committed suicide, the fifth boy since the summer to do so. As Jess starts investigating this slew of suicides she meets something fa
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Call me strange but I like police officers with a certain background. They make a much more interesting character and I loved Jess straight from the start.

I totally understood the mixed emotions she felt and it made her very human. She is fierce and follows her heart. She wants the best for everyone, but seems to forget about herself.

Yesterday evening I had to read the last 20% and I often read late at night, but this one felt so creepy that I kept hearing things outside. Of course pure imaginat
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Jessica Bishop receives a call late into the night from her former boss Jeanie who requests her to find her nephew, Levi studying in the Gracemount Academy. Once she reaches there she finds him dead – apparently he has committed suicide. She soon learns that this is the fifth suicide in less than six months in this school and realises that someone wants this case to be covered up including Levi’s. As Jess begins to unravel the secrets behind the deaths, she uncovers something much more sinister ...more
Apr 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Special Agent Jessica Bishop..."couldn't make people feel better, but she could give people answers. That was her skill, the one thing she had to offer. She could investigate and give people truth."

When asked to check on the nephew of her boss, Jeanie Gilbert, Jessica doesn't hesitate to go directly to the posh Gracemount Academy to see why Levi Smith had called his aunt who happens to be out of town. Unfortunately, he's dead -- an apparent suicide -- when Jessica arrives. When evidence starts t
Lel Budge
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd in the series featuring the FBI’s Special Agent Jess Bishop, but can easily be read as a Stand-alone.

Jess is heading home, late one night, when she receives a call from her supervisor, Jeanie…..she’s worried about her nephew, Levi, as she’s been unable to get hold of him by phone and feels something is wrong.

Jess heads straight way to Levi’s rather exclusive school, the Gracemount Academy, but tragically she is too late and finds his body hanging in a bathroom….apparently suicide
Lee Husemann
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
This book started out really well for me, but then it fell flat for some reason. This is the 3rd book in this series about Special Agent Jessica Bishop and maybe I would have like it more had I read the previous two books. Special Agent Bishop seems to have a lot of issues going on which I really got tired of hearing about. I would give this book a 3-1/2 stars. Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Kavita Kumar-Karthik
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very thrilling ! It had me hooked right from the get-go. Jess is such a complicated character. This is my first book in this series and so I had to connect some dots to understand Jess better.

But the plot was intriguing and with the inside-job angle, I couldn't wait to read how it all unfolded. I enjoyed reading about Jess's brilliant mind and how the investigation proceeded. The secret society - conspiracy theory angle also added a different dimension to this investigation. The only thing that
Samantha Gonsalves
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
For the lifestyle she chooses to live, Detective Jess Bishop sure is highly judgemental of her colleagues and the people she interacts with. (Atleast this was pretty obvious in the last two books)
While I'm really not a big fan of any of the characters in this series, the plot line is good but not anything unique or gripping. It's the way Agent Jess Bishop chooses to solve the problems is what I don't like. It's like she's trying too hard to be unlikable. She's portrayed as having "close relatio
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Julie Lacey
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yet another brilliant book in the Detective Jess Bishop series.
Jess is on leave but gets a call from her boss asking her to check on her nephew at a local boarding school.
What faces Jess when she arrives shocks her to the core, and brings back awful memories.
It soon comes to light that five students have seemingly taken their own lives and as Jess begins to unravel the secrets behind the deaths, she uncovers something much more sinister at the school.
There seems to be people that want to cov
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a huge fan of thrillers and mysteries, “Catch Your Death” was a book that I really wanted to read. A tense and well-written novel, the story was well executed and the characters were well drawn and interesting.

This book is part of a series but it was fine as a standalone as I felt that Kierney Scott provided enough back-story without impairing my enjoyment or spoiling the impact of the plot. It really held my interest and the story whizzed along at a great pace. The mystery was very intriguin
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it
This was an ok read for me and maybe I would have enjoyed it more had I read the past two in the series.

The writing was good as was the premise but I’m not sure how much I like Jess and want to invest in her story. She’s an interesting character but she’s just a lot, crazy background, over the top persona, plays by her own rules...

The story itself is pretty straightforward. It takes a bit of time to get moving. There are the usual road blocks encountered. This was a decent story, but nothing n
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this book. However, it has a slow pace. It's not one of those that you simply cant put down. I felt that it was too predictable. I almost always knew what was coming before it happened.
Pros: the story itself is very good. The relationships between the main characters were well done. The backstory to Jess was done perfectly so you could get to know why she was the way she was.

Overall it's a great book. I'm thankful I was able to recieve an ARC copy and I look forward to more
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
When FBI Agent Jess Bishop is called by her boos asking for a favor, she can not say no, but everything will get upside down when she finds a teenager hung up in a very expensive school, the problem is that is not the first one that has killed himself. Of course she will start investigating it, but this case is much bigger than she ever expected to be.
Since the beginning this book has surprised me, Jess is not an easy person to work, she has complicated past and her social skills are not develop
Pat Simpson
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the series featuring FBI Special Agent Jess Bishop. Jess is a very complex and troubled person, living with the knowledge that her father was a serial killer. Again, this book can be read as a standalone but so much of Jess’s past and personality are covered in the first two books which always helps for better understanding of the characters. We find Jess taking a call from Jeanie, her boss, to ask if Jess would help her find her missing nephew Levi. Her investigations ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I haven't read a new series that I liked so much since I discovered Ms. Marson's Kim Stone. Jess Bishop is the daughter of a serial killer who grew up to become one of the good guys. Working for the FBI, she really cares about the victims and their families, since she feels guilty for all the grief caused by her father. This is my first book in the series (and I am literally downloading the first two installments as I type this) but I didn't feel like I was missing the backstory. The characters ...more
Dawn Lawrence (Australian_Crime_Junkie)
Wow what a rollercoaster of a read! This book was full of suspense and tension right from the beginning in fact it had me holding my breath in places. The words hard hitting spring to mind, the book tackles the sensitive subject of teen suicide and does it very well, it's emotional and brutal and had me turning the pages like a lunatic because I literally couldn't put the book down because it was so good. It's really fast paced and kept my interest right the way through, my mind was madly trying ...more
Phuc Nguyen
Jun 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Was I supposed to follow the case in which boys were murdered or to follow the story of Jess’ life, history of her dad, her colleague, her dead friend and all that? it was more than half the book and everything kept revolving around Jess - the agent, not the victims or the case itself. I haven’t read the first two books of this series, and by its name I know we can tell the series is about her, but it should be about her investigation, not her getting over her life tragedy over and over again. E ...more
Lisa Davison
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book about FBI Special Agent Jessica Bishop, and it does not disappoint. The main character is an extremely scarred woman trying to run from her past and avoid confronting the emotional rollercoaster inside her. She has dealt with great loss, and she seems doomed to a life of pain and loneliness. This book picks up shortly after the end of the last book in the series. Jess is suffering from a terrible hand injury from her last case and the loss of two friends (one to death and th ...more
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read the first book in the Jess Bishop series & was rather disappointed so I missed the second one. When I started this one, I didn't realise that it was in that series. It was the storyline in the blurb that appealed.

Special Agent Jess Bishop is asked by her boss to check in on her nephew. Levi attends a prestigious boarding school & was supposed to have spoken to his aunt. Jess goes to the school & discovers that young man is dead- he has killed himself in the showers.

On investigation it se
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