Blog Tour Review, Their Cold Hearts

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Their Cold Hearts

Carla Kovach

382 pages
Bookouture
published April 19, 2023

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About the book:

She shuts the door behind her, relieved to be in the safety of her own home. But tonight her house is the most dangerous place she could be. Someone has been waiting for her, and they know she’s home alone…

Sasha loves her job finding accommodation for homeless people, and she’s proud of the small but cosy apartment she rents on the good side of town. She’s worked hard to leave her dark past behind her and make amends for the accident that still haunts her memories. She knows she was innocent, though she’s still careful about who and what she tells of her old life. But not all secrets stay hidden forever…

When her phone rings loudly in the middle of the night, Sasha fears what she’ll hear when she picks up – a deathly silence. It’s happened every night for weeks. Is it a childish prank, or a chilling warning that someone has uncovered her secret?

But the news of a body found at a local shelter means her worst nightmare has come true. It can’t be a coincidence that evidence related to the victim has been found at the same location where the most devastating moment of Sasha’s life took place.

Days later, a second body is found and Sasha’s heart pounds wildly as she takes in the victim’s unforgettable green eyes. She hasn’t seen her in a long time, but she’d know her old friend anywhere. She was the only other person who knew Sasha’s secret, so how can Sasha prove her innocence now?

Sasha doesn’t know who’s coming for her, but she’s certain of one thing: she’s next on the list…

Fans of Angela Marsons, Cara Hunter and Clare Mackintosh will love Their Cold Hearts – a totally thrilling and addictive crime thriller that will have you up all night!

My Review:

DI Gina Harte is one of my favorite detectives.  She is very good at her job and also relatable.  Since this is book 13, I’ll mention these can be read as a standalone novel.  The case from this book is new, but the lives of the detectives’ progress in each book.  Of course, you should know you’ll love the series so much you will want to read them all.

The case is complex and will keep you wondering as the team tries to solve it.  I really liked Sasha, the social worker, who figures prominently in this one.  She has a tough job and seems to really care.  This one was fast paced with twists and turns.  I liked the extra clues by the killer of the pound notes and herb smell.  I just saw Hadestown and the pound notes had me thinking about if they could tie to mythology.  I also liked that the author drew a liitle bit of attention to homelessness and how that is addressed in the UK.  And my new word from this book is abattoir.  You’ll have to read the book to figure out how this plays into the book.

This series really is a great one if you are a fan of crime procedurals.  You won’t regret picking this one and will wish you had read this series sooner.

About the author:

Carla Kovach is a USA Today bestselling author from the UK and is published by Bookouture, Sphere and Boekerij. Her DI Gina Harte series has been translated into Dutch.

As well as novels, she has also written stage and screenplays.

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