The Liar’s House by Carla Kovach / #Review @bookouture @CKovachAuthor

Detective Gina Harte #4

Samantha stumbled out of the party and onto a busy street only ten minutes away from her home. But she never made it home…

Seven years after Samantha’s disappearance, on what would have been her thirty-third birthday, her best friend Diane is shocked to find a letter addressed to Samantha on her doorstep.

Opening the envelope, Diane pulls out a birthday card and a finger nail painted in dusky pink nail polish. The same shade Samantha always wore. The same shade she was wearing the night she went missing.

When police analyse the nail, they don’t get the result they expected. Instead of linking them to Samantha, the nail belongs to another woman, Jade Ashmore. And Jade was murdered the night before the envelope was delivered….




When someone disappears, the police does everything they possibly can. Looking for clues, interviewing people, talking to the press to ask the public for help, delve in social media accounts and the past,… Often they hit paydirt and they can find the culprits and offer justice to the victims. Their hard work has helped the family to get closure.

Sometimes though, no matter how much effort the investigators invest, a very hot case suddenly turns into an ice cold one when they arrive at a dead end. At first a whole army of uniforms were working around the clock. After a while, some of them are put on different cases and finally, the file is classified as unsolvable.

Years go by and different officers are called to different cases. The cold cases often forgotten in a dusty corner of a filing cabinet.

But it seems like there is someone who feels like it’s time to stir everything up again. Who are they and why now? What do they know about the case?

Gina is though, but she is vulnerable too. She has been through the wringer more than once and maybe that makes her even more determined. On the other hand a lot of situations take her back to those in her own life and she is touched by them deeply. They even maker her physically sick and she relives them vigorously.

Gina has a great team helping her, but she realises she has to change a few things in her life too.

A fantastic book, a fantastic series, a fantastic author. 5 stars

Thank you


About the author

Carla started writing more seriously ten years ago after having flirted with musical theatre and occasional writing in her youth.

Since then she has written & produced several stage plays, has four self-published books, has acted in several independent films and is currently in the final stages of production of her feature horror film, Penny for the Guy.

She now writes full time as well as co-owning a film, photography & video production company located in the heart of Redditch town centre.


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