Today I so thrilled to be sharing my review on it’s publication day and one of the bloggers kicking off the blog tour for Her Last Mistake by Clara Kovach, published by Bookouture.
Her Last Mistake by Carla Kovach
Release Date: 11th of May 2020
Print Length: 344 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
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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.
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.
I have to admit up front, that I had not read any of Carla’s work before. But, I had read so many positive reviews on all her books, that when the invitation to join in on the blog tour was extended for Her Last Mistake, I jumped at the chance.
I used to have a rule that I would never read a book from a series unless I had started with book one. Before starting my blog, I just couldn’t imagine jumping on the bandwagon with the second book let alone the sixth, which is where Her Last Mistake fits in with the series. Having this rule in place, I was missing out on so many great books that I decided to break the rule. So the question is, how did I go starting with the sixth book in the Detective Gina Harte series? Read on to find out.
Carla has created a thrilling plot that drew me in immediately after reading the blurb. I mean how could I not be with this opening sentence “Dressed in a sage green bridesmaid dress, and smiling for pictures, Holly is the happiest she’s ever been. Hours later, Holly is dead.” It is such a great hook line and creates the sinister vibe of the story perfectly. I won’t rehash the plot in this review, as I don’t want to inadvertently give something away and the blurb gives enough of what you need to go in with.
I instantly connected with Detective Gina Harte. What a strong character Carla has created. A force to be reckon with, she just comes to life through the pages and has been written beautifully. Although not without her flaws, she is what I like to describe as perfectly imperfect. Even though this was my first introduction to her and I have missed a lot of her back story, it wasn’t hard to pick up that she is a tortured soul, who has her own struggles and inner demons to contend with, while trying to balance her work life from her family and personal life.
Carla put me instantly at ease with enough background information for me to follow what was going on, so it most definitely can be read as a stand-alone. Through writing that is so engaging, emotive and vivid, Carla has a new fan in me and she has made me want to go back and read the other five books in the series as well as future books.
Her Last Mistake is a gripping read, that will have you on the edge of your seat as Carla takes you on one wild ride, that is full of tension and suspense. Right from the prologue, she never takes her foot off the accelerator until the end and I absolutely loved it! It was an absolute pleasure to read and review Her Last Mistake which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Carla Kovach for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Her Last Mistake which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia, Amazon US, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Her Last Mistake Blog Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Carla
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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