Her Pretty Bones

Detective Gina Harte

Book 3
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THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NEXT GIRL

 

What if your child went missing... and everyone thought it was your fault?

 

Julia Dawson’s daughter is gone. She knows everyone thinks Christina is dead; that people say Christina ran away to escape her controlling mother. But Christina would never do that, and Julia will never give up on finding her.

 

Christina was a difficult child. Short tempered and secretive, she didn’t get on with her new step-father. What Julia remembers most is the sun on her daughter’s shocking red hair, and the sound of laughter as she would talk for hours on the phone with her friends.

 

So when the broken body of a young girl is found and Julia is called in to identify her, she knows it isn’t her daughter.

 

But the girl is just like Christina, with the same pale skin and brilliant red hair.

 

Did this girl share a secret with Christina? If Julia finds out, could she get her daughter back?

 

AN ABSOLUTELY HEART-STOPPING CRIME THRILLER FROM CARLA KOVACH – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Pretty Bones will have you hooked.

 

**Each Gina Harte book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

 

What readers are saying about Her Pretty Bones:

Wow, Wow, Wow, what a thrill of a read… Fabulous author, outstanding characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing till the bitter end. Outstanding!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Oh wow. Put some time away for this book. It has all the ingredients for a terrific psychological thriller… Loved the unpredictable ending. Read it today!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

Absolutely stunning book. I loved it… Had some wow moments where I held my breath for a second. And that ending was just fabulous. A really great book that deserves five stars!Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

I swear Carla Kovach's books just keep getting better! Her Pretty Bones is such a whirlwind of a story, it keeps you captivated and guessing until the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Whoop whoop… to say I was absolutely thrilled to see the next instalment of the Gina Harte series is an understatement… I am hooked on this series… you really need to put Carla Kovach on your list, you won’t be disappointed!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Another Gina Harte winner!... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Every bit as exciting and heart-stopping as the previous books… has you on the edge of your seat as the suspense makes it impossible to put the book down.’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures, 5 stars

 

One of the best fictional cops on the shelves at the moment.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars

 

Loved it from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Every single book has such a different great storyline that keeps you so captivated that you’re up all night reading!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Suspense, mystery and many twists. You can’t predict what’s coming next and this is sooooo important in a book like this. Loved it!Kiss the Reader, 5 stars

 

Another great book… I loved a good series and this one is full of great characters and an author who knows how to write a good story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Excellent… A twisted ending I didn’t coming. I finished it in a day.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

 

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Bookouture
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Jan 17, 2019
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351
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9781786816665
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English
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I am completely hooked on this series. I read this in a single sitting, unable to put it down.’ Netgalley Reviewer

 

Samantha stumbled out of the party and onto a busy street only ten minutes away from her home. But she never made it home…

 

Seven years after Samantha’s disappearance, on what would have been her thirty-fifth birthday, her best friend Diane is shocked to find a letter addressed to Samantha on her doorstep.

 

Opening the envelope, Diane pulls out a birthday card and a finger nail painted in dusky pink nail polish. The same shade Samantha always wore. The same shade she was wearing the night she went missing.

 

When police analyse the nail, they don’t get the result they expected. Instead of linking them to Samantha, the nail belongs to another woman, Jade Ashmore. And Jade was murdered the night before the envelope was delivered….

 

THE COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE NEW CRIME THRILLER FROM BEST SELLING AUTHOR CARLA KOVACH – if you love Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love The Liar’s House. Gripping from the first page – you won’t be able to put it down.

 

What readers are saying about The Liar’s House:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!... Absolutely amazing!.. An incredibly clever and gripping story. I was hooked from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fantastic. Five stars from me.’ Netgalley reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very hard to put down. I give this book five stars just because I loved it.’ Netgalley reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! What a great read!! This was full of so many twists and turns… The Liar’s House was a wonderful rollercoaster ride full of thrills and a surprise ending I didn’t see coming. This book touched every possible emotion. Can’t recommend enough!’ Netgalley reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Carla has done it again. She’s written another riveting instalment in what is one of my favourite police series.’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The Liar’s House is a fabulous crime thriller that kept me turning those pages well into the early hours… Brilliant novel. I loved it and would definitely recommend.’ Netgalley reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I really enjoyed this book, in fact I read it way too fast! Fast-paced and gripping… Read it! You won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If you have never read this series, you, my friend, are missing out… I love how the author makes you feel as if you are there in each page as the story unfolds… Addictive British crime fiction.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an amazing thriller! Absolutely loved the storyline and the heroes. The writer spins a beautiful tale and draws you in slowly but surely.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I didn’t get much else done from the time I first picked it up, till the last page was read… one hell of a series.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This series just keeps getting better… Another fantastic read in a gripping and addictive series. An easy five stars and so highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Engaging suspenseful plot with clever twists and turns and an ending that I never guessed.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was the type of book that sucks you in from the beginning.... Definitely a must-read if you love thrillers.’ Goodreads reviewer


Rory is waiting at the door of the pre-school – a painted picture of his mother Susan in his small hand. But Susan isn’t going to see the picture, because she has vanished. 


Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children. She drops them off and picks them up every single day. Until one day when Susan kisses them goodbye and then never comes to pick them up.


Susan’s mother Mary is worried. Susan is recently divorced and has been finding things hard recently, but she loves her kids – she’d never leave them.


Susan’s sister Clare is furious. It’s just like her to go missing. It’s not the first time, either. Susan has always been a troublemaker. Always seeking attention. She knows Susan has been lying to the family for years. And she knows that Susan has been sneaking out of her family home for weeks…


As the hours turn into days, even Clare becomes fearful for Susan. And, when Mary discovers Susan’s diary, she begins to uncover a dark secret from her childhood. Something no one in the family knew. When the final diary entry leads the police to a man who is discovered dead in a local park, they’re left wondering whether Susan has vanished because she is a victim. Or because she is a suspect…


An explosively compelling crime thriller from bestselling author Carla Kovach – if you love Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love Her Dark Heart.


What readers are saying about Carla Kovach:


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I am completely hooked on this series. I read this in a single sitting, unable to put it down.’ NetGalley Reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!... Absolutely amazing!.. An incredibly clever and gripping story. I was hooked from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fantastic. Five stars from me.’ NetGalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very hard to put down. I give this book five stars just because I loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! What a great read!! This was full of so many twists and turns… This book touched every possible emotion. Can’t recommend enough!’ NetGalley reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Carla has done it again. She’s written another riveting instalmentin what is one of my favourite police series.’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I really enjoyed this book, in fact I read it way too fast! Fast-paced and gripping… Read it! You won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If you have never read this series, you, my friend, are missing out… I love how the author makes you feel as if you are there in each page as the story unfolds.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an amazing thriller! Absolutely loved the storyline and the heroes. The writer spins a beautiful tale and draws you in slowly but surely.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I didn’t get much else done from the time I first picked it up, till the last page was read… one hell of a series.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This series just keeps getting better… Another fantastic read in a gripping and addictive series. An easy five stars and so highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Engaging suspenseful plot with clever twists and turns and an ending that I never guessed.’ Goodreads reviewer

THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NEXT GIRL

 

She’s just the girl he’s looking for…

 

A young woman falls from a van speeding down a quiet road. Battered and bruised, she turns her head to the person who comes to her aid. ‘Help her’, she whispers before her eyes close.

 

Days later, the body of another young girl is found in a shallow grave just a few miles away. The similarities between the two girls are startling – same age, same frail body, same shocking red hair.

 

As the town fears there’s a serial killer living amongst them, Detective Gina Harte must put aside her own struggles at home, and catch the killer before he finds another perfect girl.

 

AN ABSOLUTELY HEART-STOPPING CRIME THRILLER FROM CARLA KOVACH – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Pretty Bones will have you hooked.

 

**Each Gina Harte book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

 

What readers are saying about Her Pretty Bones:

‘Wow, Wow, Wow, what a thrill of a read… Fabulous author, outstanding characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing till the bitter end. Outstanding!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Oh wow. Put some time away for this book. It has all the ingredients for a terrific psychological thriller… Loved the unpredictable ending. Read it today!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Absolutely stunning book. I loved it… Had some wow moments where I held my breath for a second. And that ending was just fabulous. A really great book that deserves five stars!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘I swear Carla Kovach's books just keep getting better! Her Pretty Bones is such a whirlwind of a story, it keeps you captivated and guessing until the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Whoop whoop… to say I was absolutely thrilled to see the next instalment of the Gina Harte series is an understatement… I am hooked on this series… you really need to put Carla Kovach on your list, you won’t be disappointed!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Another Gina Harte winner!... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Every bit as exciting and heart-stopping as the previous books… has you on the edge of your seat as the suspense makes it impossible to put the book down.’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures, 5 stars

 

‘One of the best fictional cops on the shelves at the moment.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars

 

‘Loved it from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Every single book has such a different great storyline that keeps you so captivated that you’re up all night reading!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Suspense, mystery and many twists. You can’t predict what’s coming next and this is sooooo important in a book like this. Loved it!’ Kiss the Reader, 5 stars

 

‘Another great book… I loved a good series and this one is full of great characters and an author who knows how to write a good story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Excellent… A twisted ending I didn’t coming. I finished it in a day.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

THE BOOK EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT

 

Do you really know the family next door?

 

‘Bloody brilliant!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

‘Wow … one of my favourite reads this year!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘BOOM … What a twist … Fantastic.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars           

 

Melissa Sanderson is the perfect wife and mother. She dotes on her daughter, and lives in her dream home in a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburbs.

 

But looks can be deceiving.

 

Something is amiss in that house – all the neighbours think so. Some say Melissa is having an affair. Others say she’s been drinking too much.

 

Then one night, sirens wake up the whole neighbourhood.

 

Melissa Sanderson is dead.

 

AN ABSOLUTELY UNPUTDOWNABLE THRILLER WITH A BRILLIANT ENDING YOU WON’T SEE COMING – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Final Hour will keep you reading well into the night.

 

**Each Gina Harte book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

 

What readers are saying about Her Final Hour:

‘Straight off I’m going to say this is one of my Books of the Year. I was hooked from the first chapter… one hell of a twist at the end. The story starts off fast and just keeps going. I have used the phrase, “I couldn’t put it down” before… This one I really couldn’t put down.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars

 

‘I could not put it down until I’d finished it!! This book is definitely one that grips you from the first page and doesn’t let up the action until the very end.  A nail-biting, spine-tingling thriller of a book and I can’t wait to see what happens in book three!! Fantastic!!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I finished this book in one sitting… you will want to know the ending and won't be able to put it down… Carla Kovach really knows how to bring the entire thing together with a heart pounding climax.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘This book had many twists and kept you reading into the night. I was so glad this book lived up to The Next Girl which was exceptional… I absolutely love this series.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘A compulsive plot and a killer twist at the end. …the novel had me turning the pages rapidly to see what was coming next.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘From the first page I literally couldn't stop turning the pages until I finished it. A fast paced thriller with builds suspense in a way that does not disappoint.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘You won't want to put it down. I read this book in 24 hours.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I have found a new great series to follow! A well written, intriguing and fast paced read which would keep you on your toes till the last page!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this!... This book is another amazing detective mystery and really hard to put down!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘I read book one in this series and loved it. I was so excited to get book two and .... it did not disappoint!! I did not want to put this book down until I finished it. Can't wait to read the next one.’ Goodreads reviewer

She opens her eyes and struggles to make out the dark room around her. One thing she knows instantly – her wrists are bound and she’s tied to a chair, unable to move. As she screams for help, she hears footsteps outside. He’s coming…


Fifteen-year-old Lindy Rosen has been having nightmares for weeks, waking in a panic, screaming that there’s a man in her room watching her sleep. Her parents assumed it was her overactive imagination, but when one morning they find Lindy missing from her bedroom, they’re not so sure. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.


Within hours of the schoolgirl going missing, the kidnapper reaches out to Jenna with a video of Lindy bound and tied to a chair, crying to be set free. And a simple message – you’ve got 24 hours to find her or I kill her.


Jenna’s team work around the clock to try to find Lindy before the deadline, but time runs out, and Jenna receives a devastating message. The killer has made good on his promise. He’s playing a dangerous game. And no one knows what his next move will be.


But just two days later, one of Lindy’s school friends is taken in the middle of the night and the countdown begins again.


Completely addictive from the very start, if you like Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love Whisper in the Night.


What readers are saying about Whisper in the Night:

‘I can’t get enough of this series and whizzed through yet another blinding instalment!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘D.K. Hood never disappoints and this new instalment is a brilliant addition to an already awesome series… An abundance of twists and turns and multiple suspects so it’s difficult to guess the culprit until the big reveal.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Another hit in a great series! This case was one of the best of the series… The twists are many and perfect to the story line. I am never disappointed by this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I barely ate or slept while reading this book. I love the characters and this author’s imagination is scary good.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘This is another rollercoaster of a ride, so strap yourself in and be prepared to be hurtled along at 100mph through the pages.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I love this series. As soon as I received this, it jumped straight to the top of my to-be-read list. I’ve even left a book half read to start it… Number six in a series that just keeps getting better and better…. Brilliant stuff. Read in one day. Genuinely didn’t want to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘There is absolutely nothing negative which I could say about this book. I was genuinely disappointed to finish it… This book had me completely hooked and had me reading well into the early hours as I just couldn’t put it down! It was a fantastic crime book that was filed with so much action and suspense that I’m sure I could feel my heart beating just that little bit faster! This is definitely down on my list of one of the best series that I have read.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘Great book. Held my attention from start to finish. Plenty of twists and turns and suspense. I can’t wait for more from this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


What readers are saying about D.K. Hood:

‘Wow!!! I read this book in one sitting.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!... I just wish I could’ve given it more than five stars!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow, this book was amazing… totally thrilling and had me hanging on to every word.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars


‘GO AND READ THIS BOOK!’ Loving Life Everyday


‘I absolutely love D.K. Hood… An amazing author!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I am completely hooked on this series. I read this in a single sitting, unable to put it down.’ Netgalley Reviewer

 

Samantha stumbled out of the party and onto a busy street only ten minutes away from her home. But she never made it home…

 

Seven years after Samantha’s disappearance, on what would have been her thirty-fifth birthday, her best friend Diane is shocked to find a letter addressed to Samantha on her doorstep.

 

Opening the envelope, Diane pulls out a birthday card and a finger nail painted in dusky pink nail polish. The same shade Samantha always wore. The same shade she was wearing the night she went missing.

 

When police analyse the nail, they don’t get the result they expected. Instead of linking them to Samantha, the nail belongs to another woman, Jade Ashmore. And Jade was murdered the night before the envelope was delivered….

 

THE COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE NEW CRIME THRILLER FROM BEST SELLING AUTHOR CARLA KOVACH – if you love Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love The Liar’s House. Gripping from the first page – you won’t be able to put it down.

 

What readers are saying about The Liar’s House:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!... Absolutely amazing!.. An incredibly clever and gripping story. I was hooked from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fantastic. Five stars from me.’ Netgalley reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very hard to put down. I give this book five stars just because I loved it.’ Netgalley reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! What a great read!! This was full of so many twists and turns… The Liar’s House was a wonderful rollercoaster ride full of thrills and a surprise ending I didn’t see coming. This book touched every possible emotion. Can’t recommend enough!’ Netgalley reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Carla has done it again. She’s written another riveting instalment in what is one of my favourite police series.’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The Liar’s House is a fabulous crime thriller that kept me turning those pages well into the early hours… Brilliant novel. I loved it and would definitely recommend.’ Netgalley reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I really enjoyed this book, in fact I read it way too fast! Fast-paced and gripping… Read it! You won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If you have never read this series, you, my friend, are missing out… I love how the author makes you feel as if you are there in each page as the story unfolds… Addictive British crime fiction.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an amazing thriller! Absolutely loved the storyline and the heroes. The writer spins a beautiful tale and draws you in slowly but surely.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I didn’t get much else done from the time I first picked it up, till the last page was read… one hell of a series.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This series just keeps getting better… Another fantastic read in a gripping and addictive series. An easy five stars and so highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Engaging suspenseful plot with clever twists and turns and an ending that I never guessed.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was the type of book that sucks you in from the beginning.... Definitely a must-read if you love thrillers.’ Goodreads reviewer


If you love heart-stopping crime thrillers, then look no further than the Gina Harte series. Gripping from page one and with a pace that doesn’t let up, you’ll be hooked!
The first three books in this addictive series see Detective Gina Harte tested to her limits as she faces the toughest cases of her career, whilst battling her own personal demons.

The Next Girl: She thought he’d come to save her. She was wrong.

Deborah Jenkins pulls her coat around her for the short walk home in the pouring rain. But she never makes it home that night. And she is never seen again…

Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. An anonymous phone call urges the police to run a DNA test on the baby. But nobody is prepared for the results. 

The newborn belongs to Deborah. She’s still alive...

Her Final Hour: Anything can happen behind closed doors.

Melissa Sanderson is the perfect wife and mother. She dotes on her daughter, and lives in her dream home in a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburbs.

But looks can be deceiving.

Something is amiss in that house – all the neighbours think so. Some say Melissa is having an affair. Others say she’s been drinking too much.

Then one night, sirens wake up the whole neighbourhood.

Melissa Sanderson is dead.

Her Pretty Bones: She’s just the girl he’s looking for

What if your child went missing... and everyone thought it was your fault?

Julia Dawson’s daughter is gone. She knows everyone thinks Christina is dead; that people say Christina ran away to escape her controlling mother. But Christina would never do that, and Julia will never give up on finding her.

So when the broken body of a young girl is found and Julia is called in to identify her, she knows it isn’t her daughter.

But the girl is just like Christina, with the same pale skin and brilliant red hair.

Will Julia ever find out what happened to her beloved daughter?

The Gina Harte series is perfect for fans of Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza and Clare Mackintosh. 

What readers are saying about Carla Kovach:
‘A great new series to follow! A well written, intriguing and fast paced read which would keep you on your toes till the last page!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘DI Gina Harte is my new heroine!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Absolutely the best thriller I’ve read this year!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Oh my goodness! This was gripping and fast moving from page one.’ Southern and Sassy Wine Lady, 5 stars

‘Boy oh boy… I absolutely blinking well LOVED it.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

‘Just wow!... FANTASTIC... I just had to keep reading.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

‘Wow, wow wow! Excellent book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘OMG... gripping... I have goosebumps.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I am in love with this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Brilliant!... Exceptional... Thrilling... superb.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

‘Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘BOOM … What a twist … Fantastic.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘One of my Books of the Year. I was hooked from the first chapter… one hell of a twist at the end.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars

‘I literally couldn't stop turning the pages until I finished it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I read this book in 24 hours.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow, Wow, Wow, what a thrill of a read… Fabulous author, outstanding characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing till the bitter end. Outstanding!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Oh wow. Put some time away for this book… Read it today!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
‘It is SUCH a good mystery book, a real page turner...definitely a book I'll remember having read for a long time. I'd mark it a 6 out of 5 if I could.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

‘I took you, Becca. You’re not my daughter.’

Since Becca Wall’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, every day Becca loses a little more of the loving, caring mother who would do anything for her only daughter. But when one day Nancy Wall confesses that Becca is not her child, Becca’s world falls apart.

Becca tells herself that the words are just a cruel symptom of Nancy’s illness; after all, she has her birth certificate, and pictures of herself as a newborn along with her Mom, Dad and older brother, Danny. Becca tries to forget, to get on with on her life – until the day the police question her about the whereabouts of a missing woman, Katie Collins.

Katie has disappeared without a trace, telling her husband that she is leaving to find Rebecca Wall. But Becca doesn’t know Katie, so it’s a case of mistaken identity – isn’t it? But as Becca discovers why Katie was desperate to find her, the lies that Becca has always believed come crashing down. Soon, it’s clear that someone knows the truth – and that they’ll stop at nothing to keep their secrets...

An addictive, fast-paced psychological thriller with a shocking twist that will leave you gasping. Fans of The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and T.M Logan will be gripped until the very last page.

Readers are hooked on Familiar Strangers...:

‘Familiar Strangers is packed to the brim with suspense that will have you hooked throughout... once you start it, you will not want to stop until you turn that very last page.’ (5 stars) By The Letter Book Reviews

'Iloved this and devoured it to the end... A stunning piece of writing with the tension and drama you expect from a top psychological thriller. Very highly recommended.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

‘wow! It was excellent...This book is very well written, has great characters and grabbed my attention and held it the entire time I was reading.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘uncharacteristically I am very nearly speechless. I've just finished this novel and my head is still processing the events that unfolded within... I look forward to any future novels written by Jackie Walsh.’ Goodreads reviewer

'gripped me from page one and I raced through it to the end. The story is full of mystery and tension along with humour, and sadness. I highly recommend this excellent debut novel.Patricia Gibney, author of Final Betrayal

‘Wow. What a great, twisty book. Kept me guessing until the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Familiar Strangers has an utterly captivating plot, and I was drawn further and further into the story as it progressed, I was kept guessing all the way through.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Compelling, fast-paced, and utterly gripping, Familiar Strangers will keep you hooked until the very end. I loved it’ Louise Phillips, author of the Dr. Kate Pearson crime thriller series

‘A fast-paced but sensitive thriller. A cracking debut.' Andrea Carter, author of the Inishowen Mystery series

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