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I have read many police procedurals in the past 6 months, and I have to solemnly declare that author Carla Kovach’s Gina Harte series is one of the best. The vibe it gave me was so welcoming that I never had a problem following the story from the previous book. Gina’s writing is something different, there is magic in it. It is friendly yet suspenseful. It takes a truly talented writer to achieve that balance.

A murder or two of the bridesmaid got DI Gina Harte back from her holiday and her team to the investigation. Double trouble soon started when the professional life intersected with her daughter’s.

The sixth book in the series, the murder investigation done by the team was still as enthusiastic and committed as the first book. The dark human psyche was explored, which made it all the more thrilling. Author Carla Kovach was brilliant. She could keep the pulse of the book palpable. I could feel the intensity as the team got closer to truth.

Emotions were felt right through the words. I loved when DI Gina worked through it, staying committed to her job. Every corpse needed someone fighting for it, telling its story, revealing the truth. And I loved it when the author could achieve that via her characters. Truly a gripping read which kept me stuck to my kindle until I finished it.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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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.

Publication Date: May 2020

26 Responses

  1. I like how you described it – friendly yet suspenseful. Those few words say so much about it. Definitely a book that I would enjoy! Great review ❤️

  2. Thank you for the review of another interesting police prcedural, Shalini. You are now really a expert for this genre too, and could start becoming a murder. Lol Best wishes! Enjoy the day! Michael

        1. Same here. But recently I found some. Most books I have dulrifted off to sleep midway. I didn’t know if it was the book or my stress… 😂 😂 😂 How to write that in the review

          1. Hahahaha. I know!!!! I totally get that. Maybe it’s time to
            Read Jessica’s book… although that might make me cry too 🤷🏻‍♀️🙈😂

  3. Once you have solemnly declared that “author Carla Kovach’s Gina Harte series is one of the best,” well, that means I have to have it too! She is another new name for me.

  4. I totally trust your recommendation Shalini and need to get to this series. I have the first three on my kindle already, so I need to make time for them. Once again, a marvelous review that tempts me to read these out of order, but don’t want to do that.

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