Blog Tour Review: Her Last Goodbye

Posted 21st May 2024 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: Her Last Goodbye

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.

Blog Tour Review: Her Last GoodbyeHer Last Goodbye by Carla Kovach
Also by this author: The Next Girl, Her Final Hour, Her Pretty Bones, The Liar's House
Series: Detective Gina Harte #15
Also in this series: The Next Girl, Her Final Hour, Her Pretty Bones, The Liar's House
Published by Bookouture on 17th May 2024
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 378
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
Amazon Kindle

Her small hands tremble and tears run down her cheeks. Shivering in the dark, damp storeroom, the little girl clutches her favourite toy dog. She cries out for help, but nobody answers. Her mother went missing last night and, as dawn breaks, there is still no sign of her.
Four-year-old Cleo shakes with fear as she tells the police that her mother, Darcie, was taken by a man on their way home last night. Darcie told Cleo to run and hide, and the last thing she saw was Darcie being pushed into the back of a car.
When police look into Darcie’s life, they discover a drunken argument with her best friend hours before she went missing, a dark figure seen loitering near where Cleo was found, and a recent assault allegation against a customer at Darcie’s work.
It seems like everyone around the young mother was keeping secrets, but Darcie had a dark secret of her own – one she hasn’t dared tell a soul.
Did Darcie’s deadly past finally catch up with her? And will she find the strength to fight for her life and keep her promise to return for her beloved daughter?

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Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is the 15th book in the Gina Harte series but could be read as a standalone. I am a huge fan of Carla’s writing and the Gina Harte series in particular.

Carla had me hooked from the very beginning. When poor Cleo turned up in the barn my heart just broke for the little girl. She must have been so scared and to get herself to safety took quite a feat.

The case itself was very interesting. Carla manages to dream up some real intriguing and captivating stories for this series. I had no idea who was behind the kidnapping and I was not expecting it to turn out the way it did. I was shocked and surprised by the ending.

Gina and her team are a well oiled machine by this point and they know exactly how to track down a killer. I love Gina’s determination and that she is fiercely independent. Her past has made her this way. She’s not going to let anyone tell her what to do, even if it’s to try to protect her.

If you are looking for an intense, fast paced crime thriller then this is for you.

About Carla Kovach

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, The Next Girl, has been published by Bookouture. It is the first in the DI Gina Harte crime series


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2024 Goodreads Challenge
  • 2024 Netgalley Challenge

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