The Houseshare by Carla Kovach #BookReview #BooksOnTour #TheHouseShare #PsychologicalThriller #NetGalley @CKovachAuthor @Bookouture #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Houseshare by Carla Kovach, published by Bookouture.


Behind closed doors is a secret someone is willing to kill for.

I walk into the bright, open living room of my new apartment, and I know this is the fresh start I’ve been dreaming about. As I double lock my pretty red door each night, I feel like I can finally be happy. I can finally be safe.

But when I’m woken one night by the sound of my neighbours arguing through the wall. I swear I hear one of them saying my name. Why would they be talking about me?

Michaela and Kirsty seem so nice, always stopping to chat when we pass in the hallway, and inviting me round for a glass of wine after work.

I know I’m being paranoid, but then my favourite hair clip goes missing and I start to feel like someone’s watching me.

Nobody was meant to know where I am. And I was careful. I did everything right. But I can’t help but fear my past has caught up with me and this time, I might not escape…

The Houseshare is a rework of To Let, which was previously published by the same author.

“Her perfect new start…or her worst nightmare…”

Kovach creates a tense and foreboding atmosphere right from the outset with a harrowing and compelling prologue that had me tearing up. It immediately drew me in and had me invested in the story, where I was kept intrigued as to how it was all going to come full circle. The multilayered plot kept things interesting and the pages turning and there were a decent amount of characters to keep you on your toes. The plot twists, although not all a surprise, were satisfying. All round I found this to be a very well written and thriiling read.

Thank you to Carla Kovach, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Houseshare, 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, Barnes & Noble and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


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Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The Houseshare. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.


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.



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