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. (From Goodreads)
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I rate this a solid 4 Stars out of 5.
What I loved most about this book, is that it’s multi-genre. It’s suspense, it’s romance, and it’s wrapped up in a perfect pulse pounding package. Another thing that I really enjoyed is, that while you figure out who did it, you still really don’t know the WHY until the very end of the book. There are also plenty of little surprises tossed in through out the book. I actually really just loved this book.
I love the contrast in the characters of Gracie and Noah. She was rough and tough, he was gentle and kind. They both helped each other through the most traumatic times in their lives. Given their family history, and the shocking things that happened, that in itself is a huge feat.
This book was gritty, and tough, dark, intense, and sexy. I love everything I have ever read of K.A. Tuckers, but I think this one is by far my favorite. Girl has some serious writing skills!
KEEP HER SAFE, is out on Jan. 23rd. I will include a order link below. And again guys, if you have read this, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.