The Broken Ones The Broken Ones
Book 8 - Detective Gina Harte

The Broken Ones

An absolutely gripping crime thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

    • 4.3 • 259 Ratings
    • $3.99
    • $3.99

Publisher Description

Amber applies a dash of red lipstick and checks herself out in the mirror before heading out on a date. ‘Don’t wait up!’ she calls to her housemates as she leaves. But Amber never returns home that night. Amber Slater is never seen again.


The last person to see Amber was her housemate. He remembers everything she was wearing that night. He watched her leave. He listened to every word of her phone conversation with her friend before she left. He knows more about Amber’s movements than anyone.


At university, she is well-liked by her fellow students and teachers. Her tutor’s voice shakes when he is questioned by the police. Some say he and Amber were very close. Too close. Some say his wife had just found out about their relationship.


The manager at the restaurant where Amber was supposed to eat that night says she didn’t show up. Yet the chef at the restaurant is overly chatty about her. He wasn’t working that night. He wasn’t answering his phone. Nobody knows where he was when Amber went missing.


Rumours begin to circulate about Amber, it seems that everyone has a story to tell. But when the young girl’s lifeless body is found in a local park, with her blue lips glued shut, the gossip suddenly goes quiet. As the police trace the last few hours of Amber’s life, it seems that the girl simply vanished on her way to catch her bus. And when another woman goes missing in the dead of night, it’s a race against time to find her before she too is silenced forever.  


Fans of crime books from Angela Marsons, Cara Hunter and Clare Mackintosh will love The Broken Ones.


What readers are saying about The Broken Ones:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, what a fantastic book, I absolutely loved every page!... A rollercoaster of ups and downs and twists and turns.’ Nicki’s Book Blog

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing thriller… Kept me up all night.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Tense, gripping, exciting and nerve-wracking.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another riveting instalment in this gripping and addictive series… I loved every part of it.’ Bookword86

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this… I was blown away.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I wish I could give more than five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Exciting and tense with so many suspects.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant… I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I love it.’ Goodreads reviewer


What readers are saying about Carla Kovach:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I read this in a single sitting, unable to put it down.’ NetGalley reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! Absolutely amazing!… I was hooked from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fantastic. Five stars from me.’ NetGalley reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! What a great read!! This was full of so many twists and turns.’ NetGalley reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fast-paced and gripping… Read it! You won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an amazing thriller!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘One hell of a series.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripping and addictive. An easy five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer

Mysteries & Thrillers
March 1
Carmelite House

Customer Reviews

Davis, T ,

The Broken Ones

I’m loving the DI Gina Harte series. The interweaving of the characters’ lives with the mystery keep you spellbound from the first page.

Sheldy Wordsmith ,

I want more of this series!

I was crushed when I found out I had read the last book in this series.
The stories all contain a nice balance of hard science, criminal law, humanity & humor... even a smudge or two of low key (believable) sex/romance. This is fairly rare, I've found..
I wish that there were fewer typos in the e-books.. apostrophes where they don't belong, for instance:
"They were great friend's"..
I understand why this happens; it's just distracting. It prevents my getting lost in the story.
My hat is off to
Carla K!

Mlawyer112 ,


My Review:
Another great read by the fabulous Carla Kovach. It was very intense and had me guessing the whole way through. Yes, this is a series but all the books can be read as stand alones. No, it doesn’t take away from the it if you read them out order. I’ve read almost all this series out of order and I had no problems with it. The only good thing about reading these in order is you get to see the growth in each character as the series progresses. In fact, my favorite thing about this series is the characters and yes that includes the bad guys. The way this author writes and describes her characters is so in depth. She makes you feel that you are right there with each and every character. Some of these characters I know so much about that they could be my best friend in real life. This is how a book should make you feel. You should feel like you are in the middle of all of the drama. If an author does this then it means that they are doing their job right. Ok, on to the book itself. As usual with this series the plot was interesting and it captivated me the entire time. Time literally stopped while I was reading this one. When I started this the sun was up shining bright and by the time I finished all I saw was the dark light of the moon. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. I was racing through the chapters like there was no tomorrow. Now lets talk about that heart attack of an ending. There were so many twists and turns that I was speechless. I had no clue what shocking thing was going to happen next. This whole book was dark and evil, just the way I like it. I was so scared to walk alone or be alone after reading this one.,Carla Kovach you are the best and I can’t wait to read another book by you.

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

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