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Published by Atria an Imprint of Simon & Schuster on January 23, 2018
Genres: Romance, Suspense
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.
I was provided a review copy by Atria; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
Grace Richards once had it all, a doting father, a supportive mother and a home in a nice neighborhood. It was stolen from her in what appeared to be a drug deal gone bad. Now, 14 years later, with little memory of that former life, she’s living in a trailer park with her drug-addicted mother working two jobs to survive.
Noah Marshall lives a privileged life in a nice suburb where he is an investigative analyst in the District Attorney’s office. He remembers Abe Wilkes as a good, selfless man, one who helped raise him despite not being his father. 14 years later, Noah still can’t reconcile the images in his head with what he’s been told.
When Noah’s mother dies, he gets caught in the middle of the turmoil when his mother tasks him delivering a package to Abe’s daughter and wife. This would set into motion Noah and Grace discovering just how far corruption and scandal run in the city of Austin.
I loved how strong and resilient Grace was, despite her circumstances, she was determined to rise above. She wouldn’t be used or taken advantage of. It was her determination and strength that helped her in the fight to clear her father’s name.
I admired Noah’s strength as well. He had choices to make and none of them easy. He followed his morals despite the fact that doing so would mean hurting someone he loved.
Together these two learned to trust and lean on one another. Thereby solidifying their friendship and budding romantic relationship.
‘Keep Her Safe’ was suspense with a side of romance! It is this side of Tucker that I love. I look forward to reading more books like this from her!