THE NEXT GIRL by CARLA KOVACH @CKovachAuthor @bookouture @nholten40, well its time for another Blog Blitz this time a new police procedural series featuring DI Gina Harte, wow what a start.
Title: THE NEXT GIRL
Author: CARLA KOVACH
Buy Links: myBook.to/TNGSocial
You thought he’d come to save you. You were wrong.
How can someone vanish without a single trace?
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…
Well I never thought the day would come that I would be stuck for words, its took a bit of time for me today to come up with what I think would be a review everyone would be happy with. I’m a stickler for getting my reviews just right, so its only right that I start with the cover…
Look at that stunning cover for Carla Kovach new Detective Series surrounding DI Gina Harte, the rippling blue water a perception of safety and warmth but the blood splattered flower portrays a criminal darkness. WoW the sense of degradation of what’s behind that cover, oh the anticipation.
Given that the synopsis is short, I couldn’t believe how much the description nailed the plot, it was more than enough to leave me on tenderhooks, I grabbed a copy and I flew through the pages wanting to know the answers to all my questions.
Okay so Carla Kovach has written a fantastic new police procedural with the main character being DI Gina Harte, opening the book its evident that its going to be a tough nut to crack. Yes we have the perpetrator, the victim and the inevitable family who’s life is in ruins, but what we don’t have is the why and how, ultimately we pray that DI Gina and her team can solve this heinous crime and save Deborah Jenkins.
Carla has certainly fed my curiosity about DI Gina Harte, little snippets are given of her past life, just enough for me to truly like Gina, I hope when the next book in the series comes out we find out a little more about Gina. Gina is a strong woman but damaged with a slight fragility to her persona, I think this due mainly to her daughter but I certainly relate in some way to this, as I think we are all damaged in some way. DI Gina works well with her team, no griping but I do sense there is more to come with Gina and her superior.
The Next Girl is a thoroughly well thought out book, plenty of good descriptive scenarios, where its easy to settle into the book and get carried away believing your actually in the dark depths of some scenes, but you can also be detached and look beyond some of the dilemma’s DI Gina becomes embroiled in. I know I didn’t dissect The Next Girl but there is absolutely know need, the plot tells its own story and how you interpret it will bring the book to life.
A strong, perpetually changing criminal darkness which makes The Next Girl a first rate police procedural, with a fantastic new DI. My thanks to Carla Kovach, Bookouture and Noelle Holten for the opportunity to read and review an advanced readers copy of The Next Girl and to be part of Blog Blitz.
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, The Next Girl, has been published by Bookouture. It is the first in the DI Gina Harte crime series.