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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This book pulled me in from the beginning. I admit I rushed the beginning because I wanted to see what was going on and about half way I slowed down. I enjoyed how story rolled out and shocked me with new information. My whole family checked on me when I yelled out loud in exclamation at a shocking revelation. Very solid and intriguing mystery.
K.A. Tucker’s own brand of romantic suspense is SUPERB!
When I read K.A. Tucker’s He Will be My Ruin, I was impressed and over the moon that she gave us such an amazing romantic suspense to think about and ponder over for days. But when I dove into Keep Her Safe, I was left speechless and utterly blown away. I already love the way she writes and presents her stories, but this... this is her own brand of mystery and suspense. It’s written with a flair of her sweet, heart-melting side, with a touch of humor, impeccably blended with twists and turns and a whole lot of secrets and deception. It was quite an adrenaline rush—Noah and Gracie’s journey had me constantly on edge, my emotions in a jumbled mess and my head about to explode from everything going on.
If that wasn’t a gripping, overly intriguing and captivating first chapter, I don’t know what is. Right when I passed those pages, I knew I’d be wrapped up in this story, eating up every crumb that’s left to be able to connect the dots and conjure up my own theories. It’s definitely a breath of fresh air—one that has a different pace and feel compared to the other reads I’ve had lately. I think that’s another thing that truly captured my interest with this book—I knew it will be different. It made my heart race for so many reasons, but I’m definitely all for the mind-numbing ride this book dragged me into.
Keep Her Safe is one of those books that will take you on a mystery-filled journey that you won’t be able to get enough of until you reach that very last page. It will keep you intrigued and engrossed in what you’re reading the farther you get into the story, and the more things unravel. Brilliantly concocted and flawlessly written, K.A. Tucker will surely take you on a thrilling and nail-biting rollercoaster ride with her newest romantic suspense.
I love KA Tucker’s suspenseful mysteries!
★★ 4.5 stars! ★★
Keep Her Safe combines all of the elements I have loved in KA Tucker's previous books—the who-dunnit murder mystery from He Will Be My Ruin, a kickass and prickly heroine like Ivy in Surviving Ice, and a strong and sweet hero like River from Chasing River. Throw in some slow-burning chemistry, a buried family secret or two, and a mangy mutt, and you have yourself a winner!
Noah comes from a family of lawyers and law enforcement. Growing up, he was loved dearly by his mother and had a surrogate father in her police partner, Abe. That all changes the night Abe is killed by a drug dealer and it’s revealed that Abe wasn’t the honorable man everyone thought he was. Turns out, neither was Noah's mother.
Life also changed in an instant for Gracie. Not only was her father taken from her at a young age, she grew up with an absentee mother who uprooted them shortly after her father’s death. Gracie didn’t have an ideal upbringing, but she’s learned how to look out for herself and her mother. When Noah shows up on her doorstep bearing a gift from his late mother, he dredges up old memories and partial truths and takes them on a life-altering adventure into the past.
Gracie and Noah make a great team and I loved seeing them grow close while learning to trust and open up to one another. Noah is sweet and polite, while Gracie is stubborn and hot-headed, so they really complemented each other well. They’re survivors who didn’t let the tragedies of their past hold them down.
I truly love KA Tucker’s style of mystery and suspense. She delivers a unique and heart-pounding tale of lies and deception while tempering it with moments of young love and humor. There are twists and turns that I didn’t expect, and I love it when a book can keep me on my toes. If you’re in the mood for a story that you can’t put down until the very last secret is revealed, be sure to give this one a go!