The Next Girl - Carla Kovach

The Next Girl

By Carla Kovach

  • Release Date: 2018-04-02
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 2,341 Ratings



You thought he’d come to save you. You were wrong.

Absolutely the best thriller I’ve read this year!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I absolutely, totally and utterly LOVED reading The Next Girl… has to be one of my top reads of 2018.' Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars
Oh my goodness! This was gripping and fast moving from page one.’ Southern and Sassy Wine Lady, 5 stars

Deborah Jenkins pulls her coat around her for the short walk home in the pouring rain. But she never makes it home that night. And she is never seen again…

Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. An anonymous phone call urges the police to run a DNA test on the baby. But nobody is prepared for the results. 

The newborn belongs to Deborah. She’s still alive...

THE GRIPPING THRILLER EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, you will absolutely love this. A completely unputdownable page-turner with an ending that will blow your mind.

**Each Gina Harte book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

‘Boy oh boy… I absolutely blinking well LOVED it.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars
Just wow!... FANTASTIC... I just had to keep reading.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
Wow, wow wow! Excellent book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘OMG... gripping... I have goosebumps.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I am in love with this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Brilliant!... Exceptional... Thrilling... superb.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars
‘A fantastic book!!!!! OMG so much suspense.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I found this book unputdownable!!’ Goodreads reviewer
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I was hooked from the start right to the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
I loved this book! Chilling, disturbing and gripping!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
DI Gina Harte is my new heroine!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I like to give honest reviews. If I don't like a book I will say I don't like it... So here goes my review of The Next Girl.... without a doubt this is a fantastic book!!!!! OMG... This book literally I was not able to put down it kept me captivated from the first chapter. Who left the baby on the library steps? and why? How is this baby connected to missing person Deborah Jenkins?... YOU will HAVE to read to find out!... There is nothing that I didn't like about this book. SO much suspense that kept you flipping through the pages to the end! Read today you will not be disappointed!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


  • Page Turner!

    By NVRiley
    I loved reading this book! I hated being interrupted while reading it. 😂 The story is captivating and pulls you right into the book. The way the author describes everything makes you feel as if it’s happening to you.
  • Couldn’t put this down. I was totally surprised by the ending.

    By re661/2
    Great suspense mystery
  • The Next Girl

    By Pins4
    Enjoyed the book and the characters in it. Glad it ended well she didn’t give up through all of that!
  • The good and the bad

    By chelseyd1212
    The good - the plot was interesting and certainly unique. The portions of the book directly relating to the case were most interesting and had me on the edge of my seat especially towards the end. The bad - this book needs a better editor. Badly. Additionally I understand this is the first book to introduce this detective and much of the book is an attempt to set up recurring plot points and themes that will likely be explored within the subsequent books. With that being said, during those more expositiony points within the book I found myself hoping the author would return to the case specifics as the personal life of the detective was not drawing me in as I’m sure the author intended. Overall, I didn’t hate this book but I often found it dragging as they steered away from the investigation and into the detectives personal life with family drama and dating mishaps. The book could have been half as long and still be a good detective book.
  • The next girl

    By tTerry F
    I like very much this book from beginning trough the end . Engaging story well don.
  • Interesting

    By yogibear205
    Not my favorite kind of story
  • Reading now

    By Jerseygirlbornandraised
    It’s not a scam. You have to “GET” the book. Not choose “SAMPLE”. I just downloaded it for free
  • Amazing!!

    By megan_mae
    Couldn’t put this down read it in 24 hours!!
  • The Next Girl

    By uvtoread
    This book was so good I didn’t want it to end. Even though as the end drew near, I kept reading faster. A great read. I really felt I knew the characters. I could visualize everything and everyone in my minds eye. Anxious to read another book.
  • Scam

    By Kat Money
    You can only read 55 pages before paying to read the rest, calling it “book 2” even though it says the book is 300+ pages!