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Publisher's Summary

The unputdownable new thriller from the best-selling author of the next girl.
 

She’s just the girl he’s looking for…
 

A young woman falls from a vehicle speeding down a quiet road. Battered and bruised, she turns her head to the person who comes to her aid. ‘Help her’, she whispers before her eyes close.
 

Days later, the body of another young girl is found in a shallow grave just a few miles away. The similarities between the two girls are startling, same age, same frail body, same shocking red hair.
 

As the town fears there’s a serial killer living amongst them, Detective Gina Harte must put aside her own struggles at home, and catch the killer before he finds another perfect girl.
 

An absolutely heart-stopping crime thriller from Carla Kovach – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Pretty Bones will have you hooked.

©2019 Carla Kovach (P)2018 Bookouture

What listeners say about Her Pretty Bones: A completely addictive crime thriller with nail-biting suspense

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My least fave of the 3, but still hope for more

I am a big fan of DI Harte. I love how Kovach takes a realistic female perspective. She is not super human, but still manages to triumph out of sheer grit and perseverance. This book takes on some social issues which I also very much appreciate, and it really does extend empathy to victims of poverty and drug abuse. I found this one slightly less gripping and compelling than previous books. Maybe it was less "action" involving Gina herself? Or also a very complex plot line involving multiple narratives which were slightly harder to track and keep up with in an audio format. So, I liked it but not as much as the other two. However, I still hope for more DI Harte stories because she is a character worth developing and following and we need more like her!

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Awesome !!!!

Great book!!! Ready to read another book by this author! I really enjoyed it from start to finish!

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Disappointing

I have enjoyed the series but this book seemed messier. More difficult to follow, just too messy

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Just an average published mystery.
Simplistic enough to annoy, it is
irritating and boring. I won't look for anything else by this author.

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Another winner

I always love Gina Hart stories. This one isn't my favorite but I love seeing the character of Gina grow and change, especially with having just read the last story. All the characters are great and I enjoy that we get a glimpse of what the villain is up to without giving too much away. This story didn't have the same suspense for me as the previous two did but still very interesting.

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great book

I really like this book. I enjoy this series the narrator is good and I enjoyed listening to her book.

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Another excellent listen

This is third book in the series and just as interesting and diverse as the first. The story mainly sticks to police procedure and detective work. Most of the characters are quite likeable with one exception. Gina's daughter is quite a bitch. She is constantly angry, yelling at her mother. There is no respect there but Gina only tries harder, never confronting her daughter's need for anger management control. But since I enjoy the detective part and do not like too much personal stuff, I will say the book is totally enjoyable and I am looking forward to another book in this series.

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Thriller with a bang

I love how the author portrays the evolution of the story: differing timelines and perspectives build up and lead to the climax with a bang. I have listened to the others in this series and enjoyed this story, albeit not as much as the first ones. The narrator performed well and I was entertained throughout. I intend to listen to more from the author and the series.

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Another great thriller

Lots of twists and turns. When you think you have it figured out, you find you are wrong which makes this book even better. On to the next in the series!

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I loved the first two Gina Hart books, but this one was not my favorite. I found it incredibly difficult to follow. I forced my way through to the end, and I'm still not 100% sure what the story was about. If not for the first two, I'd give up on the series. Hopefully the rest are more like them.

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  • MrsDevoted
  • 01-22-19

Another exceptional book by Carla Kovach.

I have listened to all 3 books in this series, and loved them all.
if you loved the 1st 2 books, this will not disappoint.

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  • Carrie
  • 08-05-19

Obsessed with this series

Love this series, this book was as good as the others if not the best yet. Brilliant storyline, absolutely gripping. I agree with the other reviewer who said they wish Gina would let go of all her baggage.

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  • deirdreq64
  • 04-19-21

Gripping

Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Very emotional in parts and very exciting and of course the narrator is just perfection

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  • Mrs A McDowell
  • 10-02-20

Good listen

Found this after looking for the narrator Enjoyed it and heading for the first book now

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  • S
  • 09-22-20

hooked

this is the 3rd book I've listened to thoroughly enjoyed twists and turns .
only issue that is irritating is continually self blaming of DI Hart

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  • julie panther
  • 05-18-20

the woman has red hair

amazing just amazing I love her books hooked from the first page a must read definitely well worth your time. you won't be DISAPPOINTED, The narration is fantastic I love how she can change her voice so quickly just brilliant book

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  • Clair
  • 03-24-20

amazing

absolutely love this series cannot wait to start the next one. this story is brilliant could not stop listening to it

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  • chucks
  • 07-09-19

gripping crime story

this is the third book I've been gripped on from Carla Kovec . Well written and narrated well looking forward to book 4 this afternoon. Not just the stories but about the detective Gina Hart too. congratulations on your best sellers xx

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  • Lucy Jane
  • 10-15-19

gripping story

The story is as good as the other books in this story - you really get the total emersion these detectives have in their work -you can really imagine must be very frustrating for family members.

this was my first fiction audible book and I wasn't that impressed with the performance - I found the attempt at different accents annoying especially gruff voices to depict males - I'd of rather had it read straight or by a selection of people.
when the story gets gripping i have a tendancy to read faster in excitement - audio version forces you to keep the same pace which can make the book seem longer - it doesn't feel the same as the can't out down feeling of a book.

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  • T. Stone
  • 04-14-19

totally predictable..generous marks

I found this narrators squealy voice and bad accents hard to listen too and detracted from the story. Just as well i could drift off and still not have missed anything. i tried. i really did i kept going back thinking maybe i’d missed something but no it was just a mediocre book. i certainly won’t be trying anymore of this author or narrator...sorry

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  • Sheena Avison
  • 01-28-19

Enjoyable BUT

I have listened to 3 Gina Harte books now and I want to shake her and tell her to get over it!!!This neurotic oh woe with me I killed my husband crap is getting me down, please turn her into a more intelligent and stronger woman. I will try one more but if it is the same old same old, I will have to find another heroine to follow.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-19

Great series

Worth a listen.

This series is like multiple long episodes.of criminal minds. Get onto it.