A wedding day in a nice Country House Hotel.
Holly, one of the Bridesmaids, is killed in her room.
It almost sound like an Agatha Christie plot. But Miss Christie never wrote like this, in fact I don’t think she would have stood a chance against some of the modern day writers.
Carla Kovach is one of the best of these modern crime fiction authors, and the thing she does best is line up a series of suspects, making each one very plausible. This turns each book into a proper who-done-it.
In this one there is the mystery boyfriend, the local drug dealer, and a childhood friend of the bride who has never forgiven Holly for taking her friend away from her all those years ago.
All this in the first 30% of the book. (I read it on a Kindle)
Every time I thought I knew who the killer was there a little twist that made me change my mind. Not the type of twist where you think “Crikey where did that come from” just a tiny nuance, or hint, just a little thing to lead my mind down a different path.
From there the story just gets better and better. It’s a fast paced book which takes place over a few days, and leads to a wonderful conclusion.
The characters in a book are as important as the plot as far as I’m concerned. DI Gina Harte is one of the best. Every book in this series could be read as a stand-alone but the Gina-plot, which runs through all of the books, is one of the best stories I’ve read. Her story alone would have made an excellent book.
Keep them coming Carla Kovach, I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Publishing Date: 11th May 2020