Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Review - On a Quiet Street

Title:   On a Quiet Street
Author:  Carla Kovach 
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:   359
Date of Publication:  January 15, 2024
My Rating:   5 Stars


Every family has its secrets. Some are more deadly than others…

I live on a quiet tree-lined street with my perfect husband Cain. But when 18-year-old Charlotte knocks on the front door, what she says has me questioning just how well I really know my husband.

‘I was adopted as a baby and I’m looking for my biological parents. I was told they live here.’

My heart races as I fear Cain has been keeping a huge secret from me. Does he have a child he never told me about? And has he been lying all these years?

I can’t trust anything Cain says. Desperate for answers, I agree to meet Charlotte in secret. But it’s Charlotte who is full of about our lives, our relationship. It’s only when she lets slip the name of the road I used to live on, that I realise how much she knows about me, too…

Cold fear floods through my body. My husband may not have told the truth, but his lies are nothing compared to mine. If Charlotte knows my darkest secret, my whole life could fall apart. How far will I have to go to keep the truth hidden?

If you loved The Housemaid, The Perfect Marriage and Gone Girl you will be absolutely gripped by this heart-stopping psychological thriller.


In this standalone thriller by Carla Kovach, Leah and Cain have a strained relationship. Leah is positive that Cain is cheating on her. He'd done it before. More than that, Leah has a huge void in her heart whenever she thinks of the baby that she lost.

Leah recently lost her mother, and was left everything her mother had. This leaves Leah with mixed feelings because she had a difficult relationship with her mother, one that left her with mental scars. 

A trio of three girls, it becomes clear that they have a very specific purpose in mind. One of them, Charlotte, apparently is looking for her biological parents as she recently learned that she was adopted, and is certain that Leah is her birth mother. However, keep reading the story. This is where the twists really begin in this book.

While the story had a bit of a slow start, it gained traction as the story went on. I loved the drama that this story told, albeit the sad moments in this story. Then the conclusion. Done in a fabulous manner and my eyes were glued to my Kindle.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


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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