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.
Tucker's heart-pounding standalone romantic thriller opens with a peculiar suicide. Austin police chief Jackie Marshall mutters rambling self-recriminations to her son Noah, makes him promise to keep them secret, and then shoots herself. Noah can't figure out whether she was trying to atone for her own misdeeds or those of her former partner, Abraham Wilkes, or to protect someone in the Austin PD. Then he receives a confidential envelope from his mother's lawyer, and the note leads him to a hidden compartment holding $98,000. Between that and an unexpected visit from a pair of FBI agents, Noah becomes determined to get to the bottom of the story behind his mother's confession and death. He goes in search of Gracie, Abraham's daughter, one of the few people who might have answers. Tucker (Until It Fades) crafts a shrewd mystery that never falls flat, even as the steady, subtle romantic relationship between Noah and Gracie heats up the page.
I loved going on the is journey with Noah and Gracie. It was suspenseful and thrilling. I couldn’t put it down, I had to see how it all played out! I definitely recommend reading this book!