I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Her Deadly Promise by Carla Kovach
Also by this author: The Next Girl, Her Final Hour, Her Pretty Bones, The Liar's House
Series: Detective Gina Harte #12
Also in this series: The Next Girl, Her Final Hour, Her Pretty Bones, The Liar's House
Published by Bookouture on 2nd December 2022
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
Four-year-old Kayden has been sitting alone on the little patch of tired grass outside his house for hours. His cheeks are wet with tears as he waits for his mother’s warm embrace. But she’ll never arrive to pick up her darling boy. She’ll never be seen again…
Church Road is a quiet corner of suburbia where happy families play in the local park and neighbours smile as they pass in the street. But behind the bright red door of number 8 lies the body of Billie Reeves, a young mum who just took her last breath.
Serena is Billie’s sister. When she found out her boyfriend had been obsessively calling Billie, she’d all but cut her from her life. But not before vowing she would make Billie pay for ruining her relationship…
Shaun is Billie’s ex-boyfriend. He left her the moment she fell pregnant. When he turned up at Billie’s door, demanding to see Kayden, she refused to take the risk of him hurting her precious son. He’ll do whatever it takes to get his little boy back…
Nadia is Billie’s best friend. Their kids attended the same school and Billie often opened up to Nadia about her struggles as a single mother. She knows Billie’s deepest, darkest secret. She promised never to tell, but that was before the argument…
When police investigate the quiet little street, they discover everyone was whispering about Billie’s late-night callers. What was going on behind the closed door of Billie’s small home? And if someone was prepared to kill her, what do they know, and who will be next?
Fans of Angela Marsons, Cara Hunter and Clare Mackintosh, will love Her Deadly Promise – a completely gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked from the very first page!
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. This is the 12th book in the Detective Gina Harte series but all could be read as standalone.
Detective Gina Harte is one of my favourite detectives. She is determined and caring. She will do everything she can to find the killer and you can see how much each case affects her. Gina has grown so much since the first book. I also love Gina’s team. They are a well-oiled machine at this point and can trust each other implicitly.
Carla always keeps her books relevant and realistic. There are comments that relate to the current state of the world. I don’t think these are necessarily needed for all books but I think it was a perfect addition to this story.
This is another excellent addition to the series. It is full of tension, suspense and surprise. The story is full of twists and turns that will keep you on your toes right until the very end. The book is fast-paced and very easy to become absorbed in. If you love a police procedural with a hint of a psychological thriller then this book and series are perfect for you.
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