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Rory is waiting at the door of the preschool - a painted picture of his mother, Susan, in his small hand. But Susan isn’t going to see the picture, because she has vanished.

Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children. She drops them off and picks them up every single day. Until one day when Susan kisses them goodbye and then never comes to pick them up.

Susan’s mother, Mary, is worried. Susan is recently divorced and has been finding things hard recently, but she loves her kids - she’d never leave them.

Susan’s sister, Clare, is furious. It’s just like her to go missing. It’s not the first time, either. Susan has always been a troublemaker. Always seeking attention. She knows Susan has been lying to the family for years. And she knows that Susan has been sneaking out of her family home for weeks....

As the hours turn into days, even Clare becomes fearful for Susan. And, when Mary discovers Susan’s diary, she begins to uncover a dark secret from her childhood. Something no one in the family knew. When the final diary entry leads the police to a man who is discovered dead in a local park, they’re left wondering whether Susan has vanished because she is a victim. Or because she is a suspect....

An explosively compelling crime thriller from best-selling author Carla Kovach - if you love Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza, or Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love Her Dark Heart.

©2019 Carla Kovach (P)2019 Bookouture

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Another riveting story!

This was another good book from this author, and the ending felt more complete than, say, the first book; readers become invested in the characters and I for one appreciate the extra detail provided :)

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Bloody Brilliant!

I love this series so was excited to read this book. It didn't disappoint, it was fantastic, a really well written story full of tension, anger, darkness and twists that kept me guessing. I really liked the narrator too, her voice really lent itself to this really emotional and at times distressing story. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I can't wait for the next book in the series. This book totally deserves 5 stars it was excellent.

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  • erin
  • 16-12-2019

Changed narrator

After 4 books with the same narrator they changed it for this book and it pretty much ruined it for me. The voice is everything in an audio book.

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  • Amanda Gerber
  • 27-12-2019

good book

A woman with a dark past a husband who is border line abusive a grandmother who favors her missing daughter who husband is dead and she remarried a wonderful caring husband she thought very good book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-2019

Good suspense

This one has the basic story line she used in all 5 books. They were all great to listen and was glad she finally dealt with her own grief. It was getting redundant. I would recommend all the books in the correct order. I will listen again in the future.

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  • Melissa
  • 22-12-2020

Wow. Sucked into the story right away and hard to put down!!

I have loved this series so much. This next book in the series didn’t disappoint. The characters are relatable. And Alison Campbell is and amazing narrator, who brought them to life. I’m so glad there are other books left to the series and I can’t wait to see how they progress.

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  • Arlene Susan Seddon
  • 12-04-2020

Did not like change in narrator from the first 3 books

Why did you change narrators? Did not like change. Otherwise book was okay for me.

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  • Kirsten S.
  • 04-03-2020

Different narrator

I hate that they switched narrators. I love both narrators, but it’s not the same when you’ve heard one narrator for several books in the same series, and suddenly everyone sounds different and the intonation is different.

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  • Mcamp
  • 12-01-2020

repeated over and over and ove "and she shivered "

struggled to finish. . to much " and she shivered "............... ...... ..... ...... ...

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  • Ellie S.
  • 21-03-2020

Disappointing

For me I found the constant harping back to Gina’s mother irritating. It wasn’t the best- but each to their own.

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  • Grace Smyth
  • 15-12-2020

Absolutely loved it, totally gripping

Loved it, Detective Gina Harte at her best. beautifully written and narrated. Carla Kovich is amazing

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  • S
  • 25-10-2020

another excellent read from Carla

loved the story clever complicated (but not comfusing) plot . I am so so glad that DI Hart has stopped the intense self flaggilation .it was driving me nuts and spoiling the story to the point I wasn't going to read any more . personally that bloody Sadistic bastard Terry needed pushing down the stairs ..sooner than he was .All praise to Gina ! look forward to next story ...minus Terry and Gina's guilt .

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  • VioletStorm
  • 06-10-2020

Nothing gripping about this story

After the first couple of chapters I found the story uninteresting and long drawn out, eventually skipping much of it to its anticlimactic ending.

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  • Alison K
  • 04-09-2020

Too Many maudlin recriminations!

I have enjoyed Carla’s previous books, but found this one very annoying, am over halfway through and not sure if I want to prolong the agony! Gina is constantly, as she has in previous books, referring back to memories of her dead husband and mother even drawing parallels between the mother of the missing woman and her own mother, so much so that she is constantly distracted from the case. I found all these reflections extremely irritating and just seemed to be unnecessarily padding out the story. I have now been fast forwarding through chapters to get through the boring bits. Don’t like the narration either.

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  • rachel a wright
  • 13-08-2020

Great story

Book excellent but let down by the narrator really miss the previous one she brought the stories to life this narrator was poor had to concentrate hard to just be in the story and not get hung up on it 👍🏻

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  • bobbie ferrari
  • 23-06-2020

annoying

Terrible narration, very annoying sounded more like she was trying to read poetry. also story spoiled by too many ponderings about dead husband and this time also about deceased mother!!!

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  • julie panther
  • 25-05-2020

her dark heart

wow once again brilliant just brilliant, I am loving all these books can't get enough of them really great FANTASTIC so happy I stbbeled apon them just think they all brilliant people should read them all definitely

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  • Clair
  • 05-04-2020

really good story

I really like this series of books the characters are really good didn't expect some of the twists and turns in this story I think this is the last one available at the moment so will be waiting for the next 1

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  • Naturalorganichealthandbeauty
  • 14-03-2020

Mediocre

Dreadful narrator. Mediocre story and dreadful unlikeable characters. It could have much juicier! The narrator annunciates way too much spoiling the story as it’s irritating. Where did Tamsin go?

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