Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker
Published by Atria Books on January 23rd 2018
Genres: Romance, Suspense
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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.
Keep Her Safe is a thrilling, romantic suspense that will keep you guessing. Everyone is a suspect and everyone seems to have a hand in the cookie jar.
After one night, Noah realized that the life he lived with his mother, the Austin City Police Chief, was somewhat of a lie. Everything he thought he knew changed and more and more secrets are coming to life. Tasked with one difficult errand his mother left him, he embarks on a trial of lies and deceits that will turn not only his life upside down but many others as well. Right by his side is his childhood friend that he hadn’t seen in 14 years. Together, they search for truths.
I want to start by saying that I did in fact really enjoy the story so I don’t want my rating to fool you into something it’s not. I’m not sure why but this book read extremely slow for me for the first half. Unusually slow and because of that, I don’t think I fully connected to either Noah or Gracie like I wanted to. Sure, I rooted for them but I wasn’t invested.
I thought the storyline was good and I liked the twists and turns. I also liked the fact that we get multiple POVs that span over quite a bit of time. There was always something new being discovered and while I certainly had suspicions of “who done it” just like everyone else, I liked that there was always something more. Something that digs just a little bit deeper.
If you are looking for a thrilling and suspenseful story that follows involves corruption, scheming and a fight for justice, then Keep Her Safe is the book for you!