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Title: One Left Behind
Series: Detective Gina Harte, #9
Author: Carla Kovach
Published: July 15th 2021
WOW! What an amazing addition to this enthralling series! Detective Gina Harte is called to investigate just what happened to a sixteen year old who was found murdered after going on a camping trip with her friends. Is the killer one of the other teens, or someone else?
As Gina and her team endeavour to identify and bring the perpetrator to justice she has other worries as texts threaten to reveal her past and she needs to talk to her daughter. Can Gina stay focussed to enable her to identify and capture the killer before there are more fatalities or will her personal history and fears prove too distracting? You’ll just have to read this fantastic addition to this series to find out for yourself. The friends may claim not to know anything but there are secrets, surprises, lies, death and danger in this riveting read.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Music and loud voices echo through the woods surrounding her. Wiping her tears, she hears the rustle of leaves close by. Footsteps. She has no time to scream before a hand covers her mouth and her entire world goes black.
In a patch of forest on the outskirts of a small town, five teenage school friends prepare to spend a night away from home. Carrying their tents and sleeping bags, they laugh and joke as they make their way into the darkest part of the woods, away from prying eyes. But as the sun rises the following morning, only four are left alive.
Devastated, Leah’s friends all swear they didn’t see or hear anything. Her best friend sobs as she recounts what she remembers from that night – dancing, roasting marshmallows, sipping warm cans of beer by the fire – but is it grief, or is she hiding something? What happened to Naomi in the hour that no one can account for? And what troubled past lies behind the perfect manners of the boy who organised the trip, and who is prepared to lie to keep it buried?
As the cracks in their stories grow, it’s clear one of them is lying, and one of them is next…
Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Cara Hunter and Clare Mackintosh, One Left Behind is a thrilling crime novel that will have you hooked from the very first page!
Carla Kovach is a crime and horror author from Worcestershire. Her most popular work, the DI Gina Harte series is published by Bookouture. As well as books, she also writes stage and screenplays.