Book review: Her Last Mistake by Carla Kovach

Today is publication day for Her Last Mistake. I was drawn by the premise of a death at a wedding exposing a secret and leading to an act of revenge.

Smart, beautiful, popular and irresistible to men, Holly Long is killed at her best friend’s wedding. When police search her apartment they discover a different side to party-girl Holly. She had a secret which threatened to ruin the lives of other wedding guests.

My review

Dark, savage and shocking, this is the sixth book in the series featuring Detective Gina Harte. However, it’s the first one I’ve read and I found it worked fine as a standalone.

I found the detective, Gina, very relatable. She’s sympathetic, principled and devoted to getting justice done while juggling her complicated home life. The other characters weren’t at all likeable but formed pieces of a fiendish whodunnit puzzle for Gina to solve.

Some of the story’s told from the killer’s point of view. I found these sections sinister and uncomfortable but had to read on because I was desperate to find out their identity and was rewarded with a clever twist at the end.

I’d recommend this to fans of action-packed police procedural thrillers.

Her Last Mistake is published by Bookouture and available now in kindle and audiobook formats here

My thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy which I’ve reviewed voluntarily.


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