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Their Silent Graves: A completely gripping and addictive crime thriller (Detective Gina Harte Book 7) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08B1LJ5YS
- Publisher : Bookouture (September 17, 2020)
- Publication date : September 17, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2833 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 346 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #300,448 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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While this book can definitely be read as a stand-alone - something that I am finding most books in series can be done these days - I will say that I highly recommend reading the previous books first. There is quite a lot of backstory on the characters that I think is helpful in really understanding the characters more fully and some threads that deal with the character development are carried over from book to book.
This latest book really takes a toll on Detective Gina Harte and again, if you haven't read the previous books, you might be at a disadvantage. Having said that, you really see how much her past still wreaks havoc on her, and despite her being such a strong person, some days it's a tough battle. And it seems as if there is someone out there that is determined to not let what happened in the past go...someone is determined to settle some scores and is going to use Gina to do so.
I love that we see such a human side to Gina Harte in this book. We see her unsettled by what is happening here as much as she tries not to let it get to her. And even though she wants to trust Briggs, there is a part of her that has to question him and you can't fault her - he is after all the only one that knows exactly what happened that long ago night, he is the only one she has told.
This book is dark and creepy, the Halloween theme makes it the perfect book to pick up right now, but again, I caution you to please consider reading the earlier books first. It really does make for a much more richer reading experience.
The main storyline then starts with DI Harte meeting her boss, DCI Briggs in a local café as two friends having a coffee together. Suddenly, an obnoxious man, apparently looking and smelling homeless, starts a row with the owner over the price of reduced-price chicken sandwich. Harte intervenes and the man leaves. That evening, two young girls taking a short cut through the woods discover bell without a clapper with a string going into the ground into what looked like a fresh grave. Once Harte is on the scene and the coffin opened, she recognizes the deceased as the obnoxious man from the café. The novel proceeds from here.
The main storyline line consists of two major threads. First is in the voice of Harte and deals mostly with the investigation, and the second in the voice of a local woman who seems to be coming apart at the seams. There is a minor thread in the voice of the unknown perpetrator, and another thread deals with Harte’s dark secret that may be revealed. The investigating has plenty of twists and turns as the light seems to shine on one individual before it fades and wonders until the light finds another individual or back to refocus the investigation a previous individual. The pressure to solve this case intensifies and more people disappear.
The B-storyline is rich with much character development for Harte and Briggs. The reader will learn much about their, sometimes, too close relationship, and how that relationship affects their actions especially when Harte is placed in a very serious situation. Harte’s dark secret also plays a major role in B-storyline. This aspect of the novel contributed my reading enjoyment.
As for aspects that some readers find objectionable, this novel comes through with flying colors. There are not any intimate scenes and only seven minor vulgar words. The psychological violence is quite edgy as there are some very frank descriptions of individuals being buried alive. Reader beware. As the setting of this novel is England, there is use of informal British language. I found reading this novel on an e-reader was an advantage as I could highlight the word and search the Internet quickly and easily.
The one caveat I have is responsible for my evaluation of a slow start. The author would start a chapter with name of characters, but I didn’t have a clue who they are and their place in the storyline. Many of these were members of Harte’s investigatory team. This is the seventh novel in the series, but the first I read. This aspect interrupted the flow of my reading resulting in slowing down for the first part of the novel. If these new characters are just part of the main storyline, after reading a little deeper into the chapter, their places became clear. This aspect also caused me to miss the significance of an early chapter until much later in the novel. This is the only aspect that made me question on reading this novel first. Once I became comfortable with the characters, the novel finally captured my attention and a desire not to stop reading. Lastly, because I enjoyed reading this novel, I was influenced to purchase the first novel in the series.
From the aspect of reading this novel as the first novel in the series, I rate this novel with four stars. If you have read any of the previous novels in this series, this novel probably would be a five star read. Enjoy reading Their Silent Graves.
I have received a free e-book version of this novel through NetGalley from Bookouture with an expectation for an honest, unbiased review. I wish to thank Bookouture for the opportunity to read and review this novel early.
Their Silent Graves has a nice Halloween vibe so it is being published at just the right time! The story is about two girls running in the woods on their way to a Halloween party and discover a shallow grave. In another few days, another grave is discovered. It is now up to DI Detective Gina Harte and her team to solve what appears to be the murders of a serial killer!
I love the who-done-it kind of psychological thrillers that keep you turning pages and guessing throughout the book. This one has the added bonus of a shock factor in the end!! You are in for a ride with this one!
I would definitely recommend This book to anyone that enjoys a good mystery/psychological thriller. I know I’ll be going back to Carla Kovach's first book and reading the series in order!
Top reviews from other countries
For Gina the horror of her past is all too real and, as she and her team try to solve the case before anyone else suffers the same terrible fate, it seems someone local knows about her marriage and what she suffered. With suppressed memories threatening to burst free Gina's stress levels are rising to dangerous levels and then the killer sets their sights on her.
Once again Carla Kovach has written an excellent murder mystery brimming with suspects all of whom could definitely have been responsible and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The tension increases gradually, and you can feel Gina's desperation as she tries to discover who their victim is and why they were targeted. Even when that is known there's no let up and it is a definite page turning, must finish novel with the need to know what happened there all the while until everything becomes clear at the end.
I was able to read an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for an unbiased review and would recommend it to any fans of the Gina Harte series or anyone looking for first class mystery writing; neither group will be disappointed.
DI Gina Harte is called to investigate the shocking discovery of a shallow grave by two young girls on their way to a Halloween party but worse was to follow when it was realized that the victim had literally been buried alive.
For Gina it all becomes more personal when she receives letters from the perpetrator who for some unknown reason knows secrets from her past that she thought only she and one other close friend knew about.
Creepy, full of mystery and twists and with plenty of weird and wonderful suspects along the way I loved this novel and would definitely recommend.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for an ARC for my honest review.
Most definitely a 5star read for me.
When a night of frivolity uncovers a shallow grave. It’s not the only one to be uncovered by the police. Pointing to a serial killer with a sinister MO.
In my opinion, this has to be the hands down best book in what has become my favourite detective series of all time.
The fact that DI Gina Harte’s personal life is brought to a head makes this a page-turner not to miss.
A fabulous read from start to finish and one that I will be recommending for many years to come.