Review: Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker


by K.A. Tucker

Atria Books Paperback | On-sale: January 23, 2018 | 448 pages | ISBN: 9781501133404, $16.00

eBook: 9781501133428, $7.99


National Bestselling Author

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.

K.A.Tucker is know for her addictive series, such as Burying Water and Causal Enchantment. However, it wasn't until her latest romantic thriller, Keep Her Safe, that I discovered her awesomeness. I knew after reading the first page, that I was going to be in for a treat.

This story centers around two people, Noah and Gracie, who are searching for the truth about Gracie's dad. He was a corrupt police officer who died after a drug deal gone wrong. When Noah's mother, the chief of police in Austin, drops a few truth bombs about what may or may not have happened, Noah and Gracie won't stop until they uncover the truth about what happened to Gracie's dad.

My summary of the book hardly does it justice. There's so much that I want to say, but can't because of spoilers. Noah and Gracie have great chemistry together. They are as different as they are the same, coming from different backgrounds and all. Gracie keeps Noah on his toes, while Noah is the epitome of southern charm. It didn't take long for me to be invested in these characters. And, as much as I tried to embody Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie, Tucker kept me on my toes. Not knowing who exactly was trustworthy.

I've been on a mystery bender lately and Keep Her Safe satisfied my craving. It's a sexy, dark page turner that will keep you guessing until the end.

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.