My introduction to K.A. Tucker as an author was through her book The Simple Wild. This book checked all the boxes for me. It was a new adult romance with a hate to love trope and some family drama. This made me want to try out more of her work. The next book of hers that I read was Say you still love me. This book had a dual timeline going back and forth between what happened at a summer camp while growing up and the main characters as adults. Honestly, after coming off of The Simple wild, this book seemed a bit young to me. In the end, I enjoyed it, but became apprehensive about reading more of her books. Next on my list from K.A. Tucker was He will be my ruin. She did it again! This book was a psychological thriller with some steamy love scenes. Three different books, covering three different genres. I am enjoying the unpredictability of this author. Especially since, at the end of they day, she is a great author no matter what she writes. Of course we all have our preferences on story lines and/or tropes but K. A. Tucker has proven that when you got it, you got it...no matter the genre.
This brings me to Keep her safe. Once again, a completely different genre. This time romantic suspense/thriller. I don't usually like detective stories, but this one isn't your usual detective case story.
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, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker’s reputation as one of today’s most talented new voices in suspense.