Morning everyone! I’ve got THREE posts for you today!!  First up, I’m one of the closing stops on the blog tour for Her Last Mistake by Carla Kovach and I’ve got a review for you.  A gripping crime thriller, full of twists and turns……

The blurb

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.

Where to buy: Amazon (below) ~ Apple ~ Kobo ~ Google

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my review

Holly has a secret that she’s finding hard to keep and realises that she needs to be careful; but she pays the ultimate price – her life.  Murdered at her best friend’s wedding party, Detective Harte is finding it a struggle as no-one will talk.  With numerous people hanging around that shouldn’t be, how will she find Holly’s killer? And will she be the only one that loses their life?

I thoroughly enjoyed this and was constantly trying to work out who the killer was.  Told in multiple narratives, at times you’re reading from the killer’s point of view and there is no way you can figure out who it is!  I tried with my best sleuthing skills and was absolutely nowhere near right……this will have you reading until the very last page – and what a shocker you’re in for!

I’ve not read any of the previous Detective Gina Harte books so hadn’t come across her before, but this didn’t detract from the story.  There is plenty in this that will let you into Gina’s world and realise that she has her own dark secrets and struggles.  As well as trying to solve the murder and bring the killer to justice, Gina has her own worries when her daughter gets mixed up with someone she shouldn’t.  And being in love with her job has a toll on her relationship with her daughter which adds pressure to her already pressured life.  There are some other fabulous characters in this – Briggs is brilliant and although not really a main character, I loved him.  Cass is the kind of character that is hard to judge, desperate to please and be part of something, you can’t figure out whether she knows something or not……but you can’t help but feel sorry for her.

The plot is brilliant, and will have you questioning everyone – especially the men in this story.  I honestly thought I had it sussed one second, then changed my mind, then changed it again….and so on! The twists in this will blow you away!  If you’re a crime thriller fan, then you should definitely check this out.  I’d love to read more from this author in the future.



about the author

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. 

Where to find Carla online: Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Website

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Massive thanks to Noelle for inviting me onto the tour, and to Carla & Bookouture for providing me with a copy of the book.  All views are my own.

Keep an eye out for my next 2 posts…..

Chelle x

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