Discover the novel praised as a “nail-biting thriller” (Publishers Weekly), a “compelling web” (Kirkus Reviews), “tightly plotted character study” (RT Magazine), and a “dark, twisty tale of lurid secrets, lavish lifestyles, and devastating loss” (Lisa Gardner).
A woman who almost had it all….On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old in Manhattan could want: a one-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?
A man who was supposed to be her salvation….Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life.
Until he became her ruin….On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.
Tucker (Ten Tiny Breaths) makes her hardcover debut with a nail-biting thriller. Well-to-do Maggie Sparkes, who has just returned to New York City from helping villagers in Ethiopia, has her doubts that the cause of death for a dear childhood friend, Celine Gonzalez, was suicide. Maggie is convinced that Celine would never cause pain to Rosa, Celine's mother, who once worked for Maggie's mother as a housekeeper. While packing up Celine's Lower East Side apartment, Maggie finds nearly $10,000 in cash and other evidence suggesting that Celine was not the person Maggie thought she was. Diaries that Celine filled out daily since she was 13 are mysteriously missing entries for the last three months of her life. Determined to uncover the truth behind Celine's death, Maggie hires a detective, but she can't help insinuating herself into the investigation. The clever twists and turns will keep readers in suspense, and just when they think they have figured out what happened to Celine, the story veers in another direction.
A Toast for Tucker
Honestly, one of the best thriller books I've ever read! With many twists and turns leaving you speechless and head spinning, K.A. Tucker brings mystery to another level that will make you second-guess your knowledge and trust for people you may or may not know. Highly recommended for curious minds who want to bring out their inner detective and "Murder, She Wrote" this book.
Nothing amazing, just OK
This book took awhile to get through. It never really had the suspense I was hoping for. The characters were ok but nothing super spectacular or deep. I finished it but wouldn’t recommend it if you’re wanting something that truly draws you in.
So many twists and turns! I absolutely love this book!