He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker



Title: He Will Be My Ruin
Author: K.A. Tucker
Genre: Contemporary Suspense
Publisher: Atria Books
# of Pages: 352
Release Date: February 2nd, 2016
Pre-Order:  Amazon | Chapters 



Summary: (Goodreads)

The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, heartpounding story of a young woman determined to find justice after her best friend’s death, a story pulsing with the “intense, hot, emotional” (Colleen Hoover) writing that exhilarates her legions of fans.

A woman who almost had it all . . .

On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s 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.


This was one of my most anticipated books of 2016! K.A. Tucker has created an intriguing, dark and intense story that keeps you guessing until the very end. Every time I thought I had it figured out, more evidence would come to light and I would yet again, be thrown for a loop. I absolutely adored the protagonist of the story, Maggie. She was a woman on a mission and that mission was finding out if her best friend, Celine, had truly committed suicide or if there was more to the story. With nothing but a naked picture of a mystery man Celine had never told Maggie about, she begins her search for the truth.

Throughout the story you truly do begin to suspect everyone; Ruby the nosy old lady from across the hall, Grady the building super, Hans the antiques appraiser, the naked man from the photo…the list goes on! K.A. Tucker created such a strong cast of characters, one minute you would be in love with a character and the next you would be suspecting them of murder.

The book went out with a bang! The ending was so strong and surprising it left me in complete shock. I honestly couldn’t fall asleep because I kept replaying the events of the book in my head! How did I miss who really did it?! I was completely consumed by this story and these characters. He Will Be My Ruin will definitely be one of the best reads of 2016!

Rating: 5/5

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