Melissa Sanderson is the perfect wife and mother. She dotes on her daughter, and lives in her dream home in a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburbs.
But looks can be deceiving.
Something is amiss in that house – all the neighbours think so. Some say Melissa is having an affair. Others say she’s been drinking too much.
Then one night, sirens wake up the whole neighbourhood.
Melissa Sanderson is dead.
I can now confidently say that I have added a new author and series to my list of favorites. In April, I read the first book in the Detective Gina Harte series, The Next Girl. I have since been stalking Bookouture’s social media pages, waiting for news about the series. Having loved the first book so much, I had high expectations for this one and I am pleased to say that this ended up being an even better read.
I really like Detective Gina Harte. From the first book, I thought her back story was unique and it got me drawn to her. I liked reconnecting with her in this book. Once again, she is likeable and easy to root for. Gina took more than a central role in this investigation. I can’t say much about this but let me just say that her role made this story even more addictive. I love getting to the end of thrillers and seeing the mystery getting solved but I didn’t want this book to end.
This case is tougher, darker, unique, twisted and the villain(s) are even more complex. The story is narrated in such a way that readers are in the know. There are multiple narrators and so we get to be ahead of the detectives. However, I couldn’t wait to see Gina and her team connect all the dots. It was simply a brilliant case and investigation.
Her Final Hour is addictive, fast-paced and quite well-written. This is a series that I recommend to all fans of crime thrillers. Although this book can be read as a standalone, it is best enjoyed if read in order. You really need to get to know Gina and the other characters.
What a brilliant series!