Saturday, May 18, 2024

BLOG TOUR - Her Last Goodbye


Her small hands tremble and tears run down her cheeks. Shivering in the dark, damp storeroom, the little girl clutches her favourite toy dog. She cries out for help, but nobody answers. Her mother went missing last night and, as dawn breaks, there is still no sign of her.

Cleo shakes with fear as she tells the police that her mother, Darcie, was taken by a man on their way home last night. Darcie told Cleo to run and hide, and the last thing she saw was Darcie being pushed into the back of a car.

When police look into Darcie’s life, they discover a drunken argument with her best friend hours before she went missing, a dark figure seen loitering near where Cleo was found, and a recent assault allegation against a customer at Darcie’s work.

It seems like everyone around the young mother was keeping secrets, but Darcie had a dark secret of her own – one she hasn’t dared tell a soul.

Did Darcie’s deadly past finally catch up with her? And will she find the strength to fight for her life and keep her promise to return for her beloved daughter?

If you enjoy reading Angela Marsons, J M Dalgliesh and Mark Edwards then you’ll absolutely love this addictive page-turner.

Title:   Her Last Goodbye
Author:  Carla Kovach 
Series:  Gina Harte #15
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:   378
Date of Publication:  May 17, 2024
My Rating:   5 Stars


Somehow four-year-old Cleo must articulate to the police that, not only was her mother taken and pushed into a van, her mother was able to tell her to get away. Detective Gina Harte and her team begin a desperate search for Cleo’s mother, Darcie. This search quickly leads to a heated argument that had taken place betweenn Darcie and her best friend. What is more is that an assault allegation just might be behind Darcie’s disappearance. 

The clues that Gina is finding also leads to secrets, thus making finding Darcie alive and well all that more difficult. But, what Gina wants more than anything, is for Cleo and Darcie to be reunited. No doubt little Cleo is terrified, but Gina proves that she is more than skilled when it comes to finding answers and she is certain that she will find Cleo’s mother.

When you pick up a Gina Harte book by Carla Kovach, you know that you are in for a good story. An excellent one. in fact. Gina has always proved to be more than intrepid and her strength shines through again and again. This fifteenth book in this series was just as compelling and readable as the previous titles that I have read. As always, it was very easy to be drawn into the story and to feel for the characters and their drama. Kovach keeps her readers on their toes and, in my case, really kept me guessing. I am definitely looking forward to book sixteen in this amazing series.

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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