The book starts like many others with a prologue in which a man picks up a prostitute and things escalate to the man murdering the woman. I usually find the plot itself really interesting for these kind of books. Her husband Luke, with the help of her mother, has been raising their two young children, but The Next Girl by Carla Kovach is the 1st in the Gina Harte series. She was never seen or heard from again. Gina is pretty tough but she has some baggage that causes her some problems still. Letterman did a pretty good job in the first episode. Thank you Carla Kovach, Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book to read.
I am dying for book 2! Debbie who was presumed missing since the past 4 years. The plot moves along at a quick pace and I had this book read in just a few sittings. The story takes place in Worcestershire England. This well-paced thriller held my attention from start to finish. Some books this is very distracting to me but not here. The story takes place in Worcestershire England.
The ending was action-packed, tense and incredibly satisfying and I look forward to reading more in this series. However as the book progressed her character seemed to soften and mature and my feelings towards her mellowed accordingly. At one point you may even wonder when it's going to be over and how it will end, but no sooner than that thought hits, the rollercoaster suddenly jerks to a stop and you are left with a rush of adrenaline, excited, still sort of wanting to scream and possibly puke while your brain tries to catch up with everything that just happened. Gina Harte has more questions than answers, but she is not giving up until Deborah is found. The baby is barely alive, but now safe. What happened to Debbie and why would she abandon her own baby? As the story begins though time has jumped four years to when a baby is found abandoned obviously having just been born.
And she is never seen again … Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. I thought that was handled well. But if you listen carefully, the conversation was not random or free-flowing. She was a fantastic addition to the story, and I can't wait to read more books that include Gina Harte! It was a little too long and the main Detective Gina Harte was a big mess herself. I know she has hair because you are told she has hair.
The newborn belongs to Deborah. There are now so many questions. Deborah was always devoted to her children, and abandoning her third is nothing she would have done. Love the thought process of the crazy person especially how they justify their actions. I guess you could say this was very British. Fast paced thriller that kept me riveted to the pages of this book.
The ending and epilogue felt quite rushed and a couple more chapters could have given the resolution that I think a few more readers will be left wanting. Her marriage to her former abusive asshole husband ended when he died after a fall down the stairs. Each workshop topic will offer problem-solving and analytical skills combined with teamwork to understand both the critical details and the big picture. It sounds like the perfect recipe. Thank you NetGalley, Bookoutre and the Author for allowing me to read and review this book. She listened as he took the plates from the cupboard and slammed them onto the countertop. Not a fan of driving, Deborah takes the local bus home every evening after her night shift ends.
I think I caught myself a couple of times holding my nose and feeling the heebie jeebies up and down my neck when this disgusting man came into the room. Make me happy and I make you happy. What if it was your daughter who went missing? Close your eyes, and you could easily picture the young Anthony Michael Hall or John Cusack filling Emile Hirsch's role, with Rebecca De Mornay or Kelly Preston replacing Elisha Cuthbert as his ex-porn star girlfriend. Although, she is a great detective, she is also flawed as well. I also felt empathy for Gina.
I wouldn't go quite so far as to classify it as a police procedural, I thought that some of the investigative techniques left something to be desired, but it does develop into a good crime thriller. I really liked the relationships and dialogs that Kovach developed. I thought this book would never end and when it finally did end, it was disappointing! I have two criticism of this story:- 1 There is far too much sobbing throughout this story, some needed, a lot not. The story flowed in a fast paced manner and kept me guessing what the outcome would be until the very end. It seemed that decision caused many problems with their relationship. And who is the father of the baby? People have forgotten that David Letterman, behind the facade of the funny guy, always was a serious interviewer -perhaps not as punchy as Jon Stewart, but still pretty good. Really Boring Read This book was not suspenseful or gripping in the least! When it becomes clear that she's likely been held somewhere against her will for years, it renews her determination to solve the case and bring her home not only to her husband and two children, but the new baby she gave birth to.
Please do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this book right from the beginning. The story started off strong and never wavers. This one had me from the get-go. From data science to networking, mobile app design to software development, cloud computing to cyber-security, the only limit is your imagination. Thank you to the author, Carla Kovach, the publisher, Bookouture, and NetGalley for an advanced reader copy of The Next Girl. Although it focuses on Detective Gina Harte, the book didn't feel like your average crime novel - though a lot of it fits the 'police procedural' format which, I should point out, I am a big fan of, so nothing to complain about there , a good portion of the story also takes place from the victim's point of view and from that of missing person Deborah Jenkins' husband, and this adds a fresh take on the story and, to me, makes it more of a crime thriller - and a really engaging one at that! S I just wish the publishers stop with the same tag lines. How can someone vanish without a single trace? This central piece was showcased within the context of pleasant and relaxed small talk and personal anecdotes, Letterman and Obama displayed a warm rapport, and the conversation was pleasant and interesting.