Thursday 15 February 2018

Review ~ Keep Her Safe by KA Tucker

Book Description:

Making a Murderer meets Scandal in this story of police corruption, family secrets, and illicit affairs from bestselling author K.A. Tucker, celebrated for her “propulsive plot twists and searing seduction” (USA TODAY).

Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that's been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family's life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.

Gracie Richards wasn't born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it's all she knows anymore. At least here people don't care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive...until a man who clearly doesn't belong shows up on her doorstep.

Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department's dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

Complex, gritty, sexy, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker's reputation as one of today's most talented new voices in romantic suspense.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars

“Who were you, really, Jackie Marshall?”

KA Tucker never fails to astound me and Keep Her Safe was a fantastic reminder of just how well this author can write Romantic Suspense. While in Keep Her Safe the suspense was the predominant story line the little bit of romance that is interspersed is a perfect balance to the overall story. This book had me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning, no filler chapters whatsoever, just perfect story building pulling the reader in from the very start. Crime Thrillers are my go to books when I need a break from romance and this was the perfect combination of both.

“He predicted that Noah might be lying in bed next to me one day, deciding whom to protect. Whom to disappoint. Whom to betray.”

As ever, the writing was flawless, captivating and utterly enthralling as this book starts with the death of the chief of police and a tangled web of lies, deceit, guilt and corruption is slowly unravelled by the chief of police’s son, Noah.

Noah was a fantastic character and his morals and scruples were firmly in place no matter what he unearthed. Wanting to get to the bottom of what made his mum do what she did, nothing could have prepared him for what he would find. Noah’s loyalties are tested to the limit and when his discoveries bring him into the path of a childhood friend old memories are brought to the surface.

“We all know who Jackie chose… She chose wrong. But will Noah make the same mistake?”

Gracie was an amazing character, a woman that had carried the weight of the world on her shoulders, a little girl that was forced to grow up way before her time and a woman that was now incredibly jaded. Her outlook on life was fantastic, she was incredibly strong and stubborn but that only made me love her all the more.

With some jaw dropping twists and turns that I never saw coming I was engrossed in this book from first to last word. KA Tucker was the master at suspense and red-herrings in this book and while some I saw coming, there were a lot I didn’t. What a fantastic read.

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