Book 5 - Detective Gina Harte

Her Dark Heart

A totally gripping crime thriller

    • 4.3 • 276 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Rory is waiting at the door of the pre-school – a painted picture of his mother Susan in his small hand. But Susan isn’t going to see the picture, because she has vanished. 

Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children. She drops them off and picks them up every single day. Until one day when Susan kisses them goodbye and then never comes to pick them up.

Susan’s mother Mary is worried. Susan is recently divorced and has been finding things hard recently, but she loves her kids – she’d never leave them. 

Susan’s sister Clare is furious. It’s just like her to go missing. It’s not the first time, either. Susan has always been a troublemaker. Always seeking attention. She knows Susan has been lying to the family for years. And she knows that Susan has been sneaking out of her family home for weeks…

As the hours turn into days, even Clare becomes fearful for Susan. And, when Mary discovers Susan’s diary, she begins to uncover a dark secret from her childhood. Something no one in the family knew. When the final diary entry leads the police to a man who is discovered dead in a local park, they’re left wondering whether Susan has vanished because she is a victim. Or because she is a suspect… 

An explosively compelling crime thriller from bestselling author Carla Kovach – if you love Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love Her Dark Heart.

What readers are saying about Her Dark Heart:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my!! This was such a great book that I just could not put it down!!... So suspenseful, dark and creepy good. So many twists and turns It just kept on like a roller coaster ride until the very end.’ Netgalley Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book blew me away!!Crossroad Reviews

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a book! Let me take a minute to catch my breath!... Fast-paced and easy to read, this is a thrilling, chilling tale.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another cracker from Carla Kovach! This series gets better and better... Yes, Carla Kovach has wowed with another fantastic story.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a MUST read! I HIGHLY suggest that you read that you read all of the Gina Harte books!!!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Detective Gina Harte has become one of my favourite female lead characters.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really quick to get into and fast paced… Another 5-star read for me.’ Netgalley reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Detective Gina Harte has become one of my favourite female lead characters.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! As always, Carls has done it again!... Nothing less than 5 stars from me!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Engrossed from the first page… I read it in a day!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another brilliant episode in this series.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an exciting thriller! Definitely one of my favorite books of 2019!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Why, oh why did it have to end? I love Gina, I love her team, I love all of the books in this series… Absolutely amazing read.’ Netgalley reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read.Blue Moon Blogger

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Excellent read. 5 Stars.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a fast-paced, enjoyable yet thrilling story that had me gripped to the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Plenty of action, suspense, a great mix of characters and a final, shocking reveal that I didn’t see coming.’ Goodreads reviewer

Mysteries & Thrillers
November 19
Carmelite House

Customer Reviews

smokeyboston ,

Thank you!

Another amazing read -I love this series. Thank you Carla for following your passion and writing these stories for us to enjoy! Nail biters ‘till the end!

Naruto123/sasuke ,

Her dark heart

Outstanding book love it

Mlawyer112 ,


This is the first book I read by Carla Kovach and she sure did not disappoint. She really nailed this one. This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone which I love. Sometimes it’s just so hard to try and start from the beginning.

This book is about a mother and detective that refuse to give up finding a missing woman. Susan has a past of running away from her problems but did she do it again or is there something more sinister going on here? Would Susan just leave her 3 children and never come back or is the past coming back to haunt her? You find these answers and more.

I want to start off by saying that I loved Detective Gina Harte. I loved her both as a detective and who she was as a person. The author did such a great job with making her so relatable that you just couldn’t help but love her. I also loved the ending of this book. It literally blew my mind. It had so many twists and turns you didn’t know what was going to come next. It was like a roller coaster ride that you never wanted to come off of. I still can’t believe the ending. I also like the plot of this book. I love missing person cases with a link to the past. As I read each chapter I kept wanting to know more and more on what happened to this poor woman and if she was ever going to be found.

Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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