Four-year-old Kayden has been sitting alone on the little patch of tired grass outside his house for hours. His cheeks are wet with tears as he waits for his mother’s warm embrace. But she’ll never arrive to pick up her darling boy. She’ll never be seen again…
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 374
Date of Publication: December 2, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
Four-year-old Kayden has just lost his mother. DI Gina Harte is on the case and is determined to discover the murderer of the victim, whose name was Billie. This case is particularly difficult for Gina, as Billie was leading a double life - a caring, responsible mother to her young son, and a life that revolved around sex. The more Gina learns about Billie, she finds that Billie may have had more than one enemy, and the list of suspects continues to grow.
Another reason this case is difficult for Gina is that she has a young boy in her life and that makes her strongly feel that she has to find justice for young Kayden. While it is difficult to interview a child, asking the right questions begins to make sense of why Billie might have been killed. However, the question is, will she be the only victim or will someone else soon be killed? If so, what would be the connection between the victims?
I have been reading this stellar series since book three and I have become very drawn to Gina‘s character. She had a difficult past herself, and sometimes that comes through while she is working on her different cases. What I love about this latest book is how tense it is. How well written it is. How compelling it is. I love it when a series never loses its steam this far along.
This is the type of police procedural that will keep you on your toes. It certainly kept me invested from beginning to end in one sitting because of how addictive it was when you consider how talented the author, Carla Kovach, is. She has done a great job with this latest book in this incredible series and I am truly looking forward to reading the next book.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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