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.Their Cold Hearts by Carla Kovach
Also by this author: The Next Girl, Her Final Hour, Her Pretty Bones, The Liar's House
Series: Detective Gina Harte #13
Also in this series: The Next Girl, Her Final Hour, Her Pretty Bones, The Liar's House
Published by Bookouture on 19th April 2023
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
She shuts the door behind her, relieved to be in the safety of her own home. But tonight her house is the most dangerous place she could be. Someone has been waiting for her, and they know she’s home alone…
Sasha loves her job finding accommodation for homeless people, and she’s proud of the small but cosy apartment she rents on the good side of town. She’s worked hard to leave her dark past behind her and make amends for the accident that still haunts her memories. She knows she was innocent, though she’s still careful about who and what she tells of her old life. But not all secrets stay hidden forever…
When her phone rings loudly in the middle of the night, Sasha fears what she’ll hear when she picks up – a deathly silence. It’s happened every night for weeks. Is it a childish prank, or a chilling warning that someone has uncovered her secret?
But the news of a body found at a local shelter means her worst nightmare has come true. It can’t be a coincidence that evidence related to the victim has been found at the same location where the most devastating moment of Sasha’s life took place.
Days later, a second body is found and Sasha’s heart pounds wildly as she takes in the victim’s unforgettable green eyes. She hasn’t seen her in a long time, but she’d know her old friend anywhere. She was the only other person who knew Sasha’s secret, so how can Sasha prove her innocence now?
Sasha doesn’t know who’s coming for her, but she’s certain of one thing: she’s next on the list…
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour.
This is the 13th book in the Gina Harte series. On the one hand I can’t believe Gina and the team have had so many stories but on the other I feel like the team is so well established and work so well together that I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading their latest case.
Gina’s daughter as usual doesn’t give her mum a break. She is quick to judge and never lets her explain anything. I find her very frustrating. I do think Gina shouldn’t have taken this case given she was supposed to be looking after her granddaughter but Hannah’s reactions in previous books just solidified her character. Hannah has a warped view of her father and with Gina being the only parent she had she of course still gets the brunt of everything.
As always Carla drags you right into the story from the very first page. I was hooked and I just needed to know how the prologue related to the rest of the story. There are a lot of moving parts and they soon all weave together. The story is action packed and full of many twists and turns.
This is another great addition to an excellent series!
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