KEEP HER SAFE
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. (Goodreads)
Over the years I have become a huge K.A. Tucker fan. First stumbling across her Ten Tiny Breaths Series I have devoured each and every book she has released since. Keep Her Safe was no exception. While this isn’t the first time Tucker has written a Romantic Suspense it felt as though she cranked up the intensity in this one. I found Keep Her Safe to be a little darker than her previous books and I loved every minute of it.
Tucker draws us in to this stand-alone novel with characters Noah and Grace. Noah and Grace are both bound to the same web of lies and deceit. As they go down the rabbit hole to find the truth they uncover things that have the power to tear them apart forever or bring them closer. Both were such dimensional characters that showed true growth over the course of the story. I loved Grace, she was such an independent and strong character. Noah and Grace complimented each other in a way that made the relationship between them feel authentic.
Tucker plays on every emotion throughout this story. You can feel the struggle the characters each face as they uncover the truth. This novel had a bit of everything. The story line was well thought out and throughout the book I second guessed myself multiple times trying to figure out how everything was connected and who was involved. I find that a lot of Romantic Suspense novels have a difficult time balancing both the romance and the suspense aspects. Tucker did an amazing job of keeping this balance. I never felt like one outweighed the other and it made for such an addictive and enjoyable read. Keep Her Safe has so many little details that draw the reader in. I would have loved to have seen Tuckers Google history while researching for this book!! After finishing this one I can’t wait to see what she has in store for readers next.
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.