January 22, 2018

5*Review: KEEP HER SAFE by KA Tucker #MustRead

Title: Keep Her Safe

Author: KA Tucker

Source: eARC from Netgalley

Releases: Jan 23, 2018


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.

My take…

I wasn’t sure how much I was going to enjoy the story flip flopping from past to present. But a couple chapters in I realized I really loved it; craved it even. We were given puzzles pieces of the past that merged well with the present as the story progressed. We just had to figure out how it all pieced together and solve nearly a 2 decade old crime.

I loved all the characters whether they were of the human variety or the 4 legged, furry type. I honestly think that Cyclops stole the show many, many times throughout the book. But yes, even the evil characters were some that really brought the story to life. Everyone played a role, even the ones with the smallest parts. Pay attention to the people and the words this author creates. Don’t let anything slip past you.

And though at times you feel as if you know what happened, what is happening and who murdered who, you get thrown an unexpected whammy. Actually you get thrown a couple whoppers. Definitely was a huge shock to me. I was surprised and delighted with the ending. Wasn't expecting it at all.

I absolutely loved this story. Even after it was done, I kept wanting to go back to it and see if maybe, just maybe, some new words were magically added. No such luck. And though I am not one for crime/mystery solving reads, this one was amazing. Another wonderful, beautifully created read from Tucker! 5 Stars!

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