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).
I’m very excited to be part of the blog tour for KEEP HER SAFE. I read my first K.A. Tucker last year, UNTIL IT FADES, and I was such a fan. The story was sweet and I loved all the drama. Read on for a synopsis, my thoughts, and buy links!
The 411: 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.
While “romantic suspense” is an accurate description of KEEP HER SAFE, it definitely skews more toward the suspense side. The romance is not the A storyline. You could completely get rid of the romance between the two main characters and the narrative would not change. And the romance scenes that are in KEEP HER SAFE aren’t overly explicit. So, good news/bad news depending on your personal preferences. I was pleasantly surprised at the emphasis placed on the mystery aspect and not the romance, even though the relaysh is super sweet. It reminded me a lot of Colleen Hoover’s latest, WITHOUT MERIT, which also deviated a tad from her usual formula.
The mystery kept me interested the entire time, you become invested in these characters. If you are a fan of Tucker’s work, you won’t be disappointed–it’s different, but just as good.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA TODAY, The Globe and Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. She currently resides in a quaint town outside Toronto with her husband and two beautiful girls.
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Thank you Atria Books for including me on this tour! KEEP HER SAFE is available now.
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