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On a Quiet Street

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This was a brilliant psychological thriller .. wow! What a page turner, I couldn’t put it down. There were plenty of twists and turns all the way through that you didn’t expect. I was in two minds whether or not to request this book as I have seen that this author writes series and not standalones, and I’m so glad that I got to read this. I’ll be keeping my eye out for more standalones in the future.
The characters were great, the story itself was excellent and very suspenseful and the style of writing was perfect.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys to read this genre.
Thank you netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a honest review.

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Leah and Cain live on a quiet street and while their marriage isn’t perfect, Leah often wonders what secrets Cain is keeping from her due to all his late nights at the office. When a girl named Charlotte knocks on the door and claims that she was adopted and that she’s looking for her biological parents, Leah wonders if Cain is keeping a child from her.

Leah agrees to meet with Charlotte to find out more information from her. Charlotte has lots of questions and knows information about Leah’s past. Is it possible that secrets from Leah’s past are going to come to light as well?

Never underestimate what can happen on a quiet street. Just when you think you have it figured out, there will be another twist that will make you question everything. Great novel!

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for allowing me to read an ARC of this novel. #NetGalley #OnaQuietStreet

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Carla Kovach writes from the heart. I loved this book and would heartily recommend it to anyone. I have read the other books in the series and this did not disappoint- loved it so much I bought the audio version too!

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#OnaQuietStreet #NetGalley Wow! I read this in one day!! As a huge fan of the Detective Gina Harte series by this author I was excited to read this standalone psychological thriller and it it did not dissappoint! So much action and twists and turns from the first chapter, I could not put it down!! Whilst I didn't particularly "like" many of the characters it was still a brilliant read and a well deserved 5 stars!

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Interesting mystery starting with a sixteen year old and eighteen years later. Terrible mom, loser husband who gaslights her , awful life to me anyway. And then developments from the past lead to unrealistic drama and force.

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It is a fantastic story, exhilarating plot, well developed characters, and a well executed shocking ending. I read in one day, unputdownable and very addictive. Recommend to every thriller reader.

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A chilling psychological thriller that explores the depths of obsession and deception, with a complex and morally ambiguous protagonist.

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Leah and Cain live on a quiet street but their marriage is far from perfect. Leah suspects that Cain is having an affair having smelt another woman’s perfume on his clothes. Her problems become even more so when an 18-year-old girl named Charlotte knocks on the front door and declares Leah is her mother. Leah had a baby at home when she was sixteen but it died soon after and has remained a secret ever since. Now she is desperate to find out more from Charlotte and agrees to meet her to try and figure out the truth.
Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for giving me an advance copy.

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A standalone thriller by Carla Kovach author of the successful Gina Harte series which I enjoy reading.

Leah and Cain live on a quiet street but their marriage is far from perfect. Leah suspects that Cain is having an affair having smelt another woman’s perfume on his clothes. Her problems become even more so when an 18-year-old girl named Charlotte knocks on the front door and declares Leah is her mother.

Leah had a baby at home when she was sixteen but it died soon after and has remained a secret ever since. Now she is desperate to find out more from Charlotte and agrees to meet her to try and figure out the truth.

I though this novel started very strong but for me didn’t quite hold the same level of suspense throughout. It is still a very good read and look forward to the next book from Carla.

I would like to thank both Netgalley and Bookouture for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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On a Quiet Street, was a hard book to put down, I was hooked from the first chapter. The lies and deception and the suspenseful twists keep me wanting to read just one more chapter. I loved how the storyline pulled me in and never let me go. Definitely look forward to reading more by Carl Kovach. Will recommend to everyone.

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On a Quiet Street by Carla Kovach
Thank you to @netgalley and @bookouture for the ebook of On a Quiet Street by Carla Kovach.
Leah suspects that her husband, Cain is having an affair. Next thing you know, a teenager ,Charlotte, shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her daughter. Leah assumes it is Cain’s illegitimate child but soon finds out that Charlotte alleges she is Leah’s daughter. This was a slow burn for me, told in different time lines and multiple POVs, we slowly find out the past and if Charlotte is who she says she is. I didn’t really like Leah’s character but her story and mysterious past kept me reading. It really picked up with a lot of action and big reveals in the last third of the book - filled with so many twists and connections between all the characters. Definitely an entertaining and suspenseful read! #OnAQuietStreet #NetGalley

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Thanks again to such a great publisher, @bookouture and @netgalley for this edge-of-your-seat, domestic thriller! I LOVED the ending, the plot and writing style. Will be reading more by this author!

Leah is a dutiful and loyal wife to Cain. Cain has difficulty with loyalty and has cheated on Leah in the past. Present day, she suspects her husband is cheating again. He comes home late, hides his phone, lies about where he's been and smells like rose perfume. So, is Cain cheating again, is he gaslighting Leah every time she confronts him? Or is she just jilted from their past, not letting go of past mistakes?

One day, a teenager, Charlotte shows up at their door, claiming to be her daughter. When Leah was a teen herself, she gave birth to a baby girl at home, secretly, but her baby died....didn't she?

Cleaning out her estranged mother's home, after her death, Leah starts to question everything and someone sinister is out to get her, leaving threatening "messages" and driving her mad. As Leah uncovers the truth, about everything, she discovers what she's really made of and what she can handle.

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I enjoyed this thriller even if it did have a bit of a slow start. I felt for Leah as her husband, Cain, has a history of cheating and had made no attempts to build back the trust her list with his wife. He gaslights Leah and tried to convince her it's all in her head. Generally, I really hate emotional manipulation in books. While gas-lighting is a real issue, it triggers me to think about the level of disrespect that comes with emotional manipulation. So, right off the bat, I was not a fan of Cain. I felt like the author did well in praying how gas-lighting can occur bit it still irked me. Then Charlotte shows up. Charlotte is looking for her biological parents. Leah considers whether Cain could possibly have a had a child with another woman, but somethings aren't adding up. And Leah cannot stop thinking about a baby named Angel...

Lots of twists and turns in this book. It's actually quite shocking in places. Overall, this was not my favorite read, because of the lies, manipulation, and gaslighting. It became convaluted in some parts and I was a little overwhelmed by the final twist. All in all ⭐⭐⭐

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This was a great read with so many twists and turns. It all revolved around Leah and her family. Dealing with grief from the death of her mother and secrets in her marriage lead her down a dark path to find the truth.
Highly recommend.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Five fantastic stars! I've read many of Carla Kovach's Detective Gina Harte books, but this is the first psychological thriller I've read of hers. LOVED this! On A Quiet Street shows Kovach's versatility as an author. She deftly presents a complex, twisty tale with layered characters (Angel in particular), fascinating settings, and an ending twist that kicks you in the teeth. I love books that make me think hard about what's driving these characters and what they are hiding, even from themselves. More please!

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All the lies and hidings keep me hooked at the beginning. I love the way that the author presented no one can be trusted. Leah has a strong character and play here. I keep guessing what happened to her and her baby.

The storyplot becomes gripping and captivating, which then has a surprising ending!

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for my copy.

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This story had so many twists and turns it was hard to keep it all straight at times, but I really enjoyed the story. I felt Leah's pain and Angel's need to find out the truth. I particularly enjoyed the ending, which has one more twist.

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Thank you to NetGalley, the publishing house and the author for the opportunity to read a complimentary copy of this book in return for a review based upon my honest opinion..

Leah thinks her husband Cain is cheating on her, he comes home reeking of perfume and it’s not like he hasn’t cheated before. But when a teen girl shows up looking for her birth parents she thinks Cain has gone too far. As Leah tries to get to the bottom of things, she finds herself in danger. Can Leah discover the truth before it’s too late and who can Leah trust.

I love this author’s Detective Gina Harte series so much and was excited to read a stand alone book from her. This was pretty good read and had lots of twists but some parts of the book fell flat for me. The epilogue was needed for sure to wrap up the story and I did enjoy the very last twist, for sure

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The premise of this book was interesting and I kept reading because I was interested in how the story would play out. However, there was something amiss for me and I can't quite put my finger on what it was. I think that a part of it was the writing was a little too slow burn and repetitive for me. Instead of allowing the story to unfold to give off the thrilling and suspenseful vibe, it felt more like details kept repeating themselves as so to remind us that it is suppose to be eerie. Overall, I'm not disappointed that I read the book and I do believe others will enjoy it more than I did.

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As a huge fan of the author's Detective Gina Harte Series I couldn't wait to get into this one!

'On a Quiet Street' is a standalone domestic thriller which I found a good enough read but in all honesty it didn't really click with me, maybe my expectations were set roo high because of how much I enjoy the Gina Harte series but whilst I read until the end, it didnt thrill or excite me,

Leah and her husband Cain enjoy a quiet and comfortable life but there are obviously troubles in their marriage, Leah is still hurt from a past affair and now has zero trust, even more so now that Cain has to keep 'working late' and comes home smelling of perfume.

Leah is in the process of clearing her mothers house, who recently passed away. Even though she didn't have any real relationship with her Mum, as an only child it is left to her to clear out her home.

A knock at the door one late evening, Leah opens it to find an 18 year old girl standing there. She claims to be looking for her biological parents. Leah immediately suspects that Cain is the father to this girl, Charlotte but then Charlotte reveals information that only Leah knows, but Leah hasnt got a child!

Will Leah's secrets from her past come to light? Will her comfortable life come crumbling down?

Personally I didn't like the characters, especially Leah and her constant excuses for Cain drove me mad,

Whilst this one wouldn't ever put me off reading another book by Carla Kovach, I cant say I overly enjoyed this one,

With thanks to netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC.

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