Ever since I read my first KA Tucker novel (which happened to be the psychological suspense He Will Be My Ruin), I have been obsessed with her writing style. Her addictive prose, realistic characters and storylines always have me on the edge of my seat and completely entertained. So, I was thrilled when Keep Her Safe, her newest publication came out last week!
The perfect blend of romantic suspense and fast paced thriller, Keep Her Safe follows Noah Marshall, son of a police chief whose life is rocked when his mother passes away leaving him with the skeletons in her closet and a job to do. Meanwhile, Gracie is busy trying to survive and care for her drug-addicted mother and the ghost of her father. As their paths cross, they realize they are trying to solve a common puzzle and soon, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department.
Now, don’t be deterred by the romantic suspense aspect of this novel. It is not overbearing or cringe worthy cheesy, instead, Tucker is able to combine gritty, police procedural components with a few “feel good” elements of a romance to create more of JD Robb or Karen Rose type vibe. And, if I am being completely truthful, I was more drawn into the budding romance of our protagonists than that of the actual case. Tucker did a brilliant job at developing such complex and damaged characters; I was desperate for them to succeed.
As the novel develops, Tucker delivers a plethora of twists and turns and I found myself glued to my seat. There were several moments that were unexpected for me, including the resolution. The final twist at the end came completely out of left field!
Described as Making a Murderer meets Scandal, Keep Her Safe packs just the right amount of punch! I feel like crime fiction fans and fans of the new adult genre (think Colleen Hoover) will really enjoy this novel, I know I did!