Many thanks to Bookouture for inviting me to take part in the blog tour for ‘Her Dark Heart’ by Carla Kovach.
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…
What does TWG think?
Bloody hell, for a crime thriller this book certainly pulls at the heart strings!!!
Book five it may be, however each book can be read as a standalone should you wish to read them out order. Like I seem to be saying about most series just now though, I do advise that you start with book one as this series is awesome! Just my opinion of course!
Susan has gone missing, although those around her arent too bothered. ‘Its not the first time’, they say. Can anyone really be nonchalant about a missing person though, even if they have disappeared before?
Susan would do anything for her children, yet leaving them theough choice isnt one of them…or is it? I didn’t know what to believe!
The real victims in the whole situation were the children! They wanted their mummy!
Gina Harte is back doing what she knows best, yet even SHE couldn’t have foreseen just how turbulent the investigation was going to be. I, on the other hand, loved the intensity. Of course I was frustrated at the carrot dangling throughout, who wouldn’t be? It worked though, and it did its job by keeping me hooked like a pair of pants on a washing line!
This series keeps on delivering, and Carla Kovach’s talents just keep on skyrocketing. ‘Her Dark Heart’ is a brilliant, brilliant read. Everything, for me, was on point and made my mind work overtime. The title is right; this is an incredibly dark read, however Carla Kovach proves that sometimes dark things are the best, and you know what? After this book, I wholeheartedly agree!