Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing What She Did by Carla Kovach. This was released on the 20th of September, published by Bookouture.
Marissa lives alone in her tiny one-bed apartment. It’s quiet and safe; all she’s ever wanted. But when the police knock on her door with the news that her last remaining family member has died, she comes face to face with the family secret she has spent a lifetime running from.
A witness saw her car outside his house that day, but Marissa knows she’s innocent. She hasn’t seen her uncle in years and remembers going to bed in her own home that night. But she’s had blackouts before and can’t always trust her memory.
Days later, Marissa’s neighbour is found dead in his home, exactly like her uncle. It was no secret that Marissa didn’t get on with her neighbour, but she’d never want to see him hurt.
As you read, you’ll think you know where to draw the line between innocence and guilt. But blame is a dangerous thing, and nothing is ever what it seems…
Perfect for fans of C.L. Taylor, Teresa Driscoll and Lisa Jewell, What She Did is a dark and twisty crime thriller that will keep you up all night!
“If you did something terrible, would you tell”
When Marissa finds out that her last family member has died, she also has to confront the secret she has been hiding from for all these years. Despite the fact she sometimes has blackouts, she can not accept the idea she could have had anything to do with her uncles death. But what does it mean for her when history repeats itself, right next door…
What She Did is a compelling tale with a broken and damaged woman at the helm. It is an intense and suspenseful read, narrated over a duel timeline, providing insight into our leads horrific background and how that has defined her in the present.
Carla Kovach does a great job of setting the scene, but for me I found this to be more of a character driven tale which I enjoyed. Marissa is so complex, her mental state fragile due to the trauma she was subjected to as a child, which really pulls on the heartstrings.
At times this can be quite dark and confronting with its hard hitting themes, but they are handled as sensitively as can be without glossing over the serious nature of them. The pace is steady and the suspense is ramped up in the lead up to the finale. All up What She Did is a thrilling read with plenty of twists, turns and surprises, suited to fans of crime thrillers.
Thank you to Carla Kovach, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of What She Did, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
What She Did Books on Tour
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Thank you to Bookouture for my spot on the books on tour.
Let’s Get to Know Carla Kovach
Carla started writing more seriously ten years ago after having flirted with musical theatre and occasional writing in her youth.
Since then she has written & produced several stage plays, has four self-published books, has acted in several independent films and is currently in the final stages of production of her feature horror film, Penny for the Guy.
She now writes full time as well as co-owning a film, photography & video production company located in the heart of Redditch town centre.