My thoughts…

This is the fifth book in the Detective Gina Harte series by Carla Kovach and another fantastic instalment. You can read more about the series order and what’s next here.

Book five involves more of Gina’s back story and the evolving nature of this throughout the series is so well written! Gina is still battling her demons and a little more comes to light this time. It’s intriguing and just as gripping as the main crime being investigated too. This book has a fast pace and a twisted plot – Carla Kovach gets slightly darker and more sinister with each publication and seeing her style evolve and adapt with the storylines is just brilliant.

About the Book…

Rory is waiting at the door of the pre-school – a painted picture of his mother Susan in his small hand. But Susan isn’t going to see the picture, because she has vanished.

Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children. She drops them off and picks them up every single day. Until one day when Susan kisses them goodbye and then never comes to pick them up.

Susan’s mother Mary is worried. Susan is recently divorced and has been finding things hard recently, but she loves her kids – she’d never leave them.

Susan’s sister Clare is furious. It’s just like her to go missing. It’s not the first time, either. Susan has always been a troublemaker. Always seeking attention. She knows Susan has been lying to the family for years. And she knows that Susan has been sneaking out of her family home for weeks…

As the hours turn into days, even Clare becomes fearful for Susan. And, when Mary discovers Susan’s diary, she begins to uncover a dark secret from her childhood. Something no one in the family knew. When the final diary entry leads the police to a man who is discovered dead in a local park, they’re left wondering whether Susan has vanished because she is a victim. Or because she is a suspect…

Genre: Thriller / Mystery / Crime
Publication: 2019

About the Author…

Carla Kovach was born in Birmingham, UK and now resides in Redditch, Worcestershire. Author of supernatural drama ‘Flame,’ psychological thriller ‘To Let,’ crime thriller ‘Whispers Beneath the Pines, and romantic comedy ‘Meet Me at Marmaris Castle.’ Carla also writes stage and screen plays, some of which have been produced in the Worcestershire area.

You can find links to our reviews for the other books in the series below.

The Next Girl

Her Final Hour

Her Pretty Bones

The Liar’s House

Her Dark Heart

Her Last Mistake

Their Silent Graves

The Broken Ones

Connect with the Author…

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