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Her Last Mistake
Author: Carla Kovach
Publication Date: 11 May 2020
Genre: Adult Fiction – Crime Thriller
Dressed in a sage green bridesmaid dress, and smiling for pictures, Holly is the happiest she’s ever been. Hours later, Holly is dead.
People love to hate Holly Long. Smart, beautiful and a woman who men find it hard to say no to, she’s the town’s most gossiped about resident.
Now Holly’s body lies in her hotel room, strangled at her best friend’s wedding party. And the gossip has stopped, because nobody wants to look like they did it.
When police search Holly’s immaculate apartment, amongst her stylish furnishings and expensive jewellery, they discover a different side to Holly. Orderly and precise, she wasn’t the chaotic party girl everyone thought her to be. In fact, Holly was a planner, and her next plan was to come out and tell her biggest secret – something she had been hiding for months, something that had the potential to ruin the lives of more than one wedding guest.
There are plenty of people who might have wanted to kill Holly, but only one who has finally made good on their promise.
An unputdownable crime thriller with an ending you will never see coming, this is the latest gripping novel from bestselling author Carla Kovach. If you like Angela Marsons, Cara Hunter and Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love Her Last Mistake.
This is the sixth installment in the DI Gina Harte series, but you do not need to read the previous five in order to enjoy this story. I did not read the previous books before this one, and I felt that I was still able to fully integrate within in the story and not feel like I was missing key pieces of information.
From the first chapter, this book starts off with a bang. Holly Long is a twenty something in a clearly toxic relationship. When she finds out that she’s pregnant, rather than celebrate the joyous occasion, her significant other uses it as an opportunity to abuse her to show who is in power. One month later, Holly starts the day as a beautiful bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding and ends up asphyxiated in her hotel room.
DI Gina Harte is finally enjoying time off with her daughter and granddaughter. Gina’s leave is abruptly ended when she’s called onto Holly’s case since no one else is available. Tension is already at an all time high with her daughter, and to make matters worse, Gina has to work with her former lover on the case. As Gina starts to uncover the details surrounding Holly’s death, secrets that even her closest friends come to the surface, and Gina must hurry to contain everything before anyone else becomes a target.
Wow, what an incredible story. This was an utterly addictive page turner that had me hanging off the edge of my seat. There were so many twists and turns as well as a few red herrings as Gina learns more the investigation. I was guessing up to the very last pages, which I loved.
I loved Gina’s character. She’s strong willed, whip smart, and refuses to let anyone or anything harm those she loves. She also isn’t afraid to let the evidence lead her to the answers even if the trail is not a popular one for everyone else.
This was my first foray into Carla Kovach’s writing and it most certainly will not be my last. I can’t wait to see what is next for DI Gina Harte.
Thank you to Bookouture for providing a review copy through NetGalley. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.
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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 holiday comedy, ‘Meet Me at Marmaris Castle.’ Carla also writes stage and screenplays, some of which have been produced in the Worcestershire area. Her feature film ‘Penny for the Guy’ is being made and is set for release in 2019.
Her latest book, Her Last Mistake is the sixth book in the DI Gina Harte crime series.
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