Published by Atria Books on January 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
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Noah Marshall has had a privileged 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: she doesn’t deserve her commendations or her medals
—in fact, she deserves to be locked behind bars for what she did to a fellow officer to save her own reputation. When she finally succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life, she leaves Noah alone to carry the burden of this shocking secret, which she makes him vow never to share.
Gracie Reynolds wasn’t born into trailer park life, but after ten years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that she is a byproduct of a white mother and a black father. And they certainly don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop. Here, she and her mother can almost forget the shame he brought upon them…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep one night, asking questions.
Together, Noah and Gracie set out to uncover the truth about the Austin police department’s dark and messy past—but the scandal they uncover is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.
Keep Her Safe is one book that I was so excited to be able to read, and I was so happy that it was just as good as I hoped it would be too. K.A. Tucker is one my favorite authors, and she delivered yet again another amazing story.
This centers around Noah and Gracie who have went through some pretty awful things, some in the past and some in the present. Te story starts off with Noah, shortly after his whole world was turned upside when his mother takes her own life unexpectedly. He has so many questions, and no one wants to answer them, but his mother did leave clues for him to some things that had happened years before that could have led up to this moment. One of those clues leads him to Gracie, who in no way trusts him nor really wants anything to do with him. He tries to tell her he might know the truth behind events that led up to her fathers death. This is what got her attention. Together, they might be able to uncover the truth? I was instantly drawn into the story and wanted to know more about what all happened all those years ago too.
The pacing starts off a little slow, but I think it was the perfect speed to set up everything. With the alternating POV’s from Noah, Grace, Jackie his mother and Abe who is Grace’s father, it gave all the big picture of it all, just a little piece at at time. It was hard to tell who trustworthy, and it was no wonder Noah and Grace had such a hard time finding the truth. I mean, police are supposed to be the ones who protect us right. But there were some who were only out for themselves, and trying to determine who was who got dangerous. I think that they got themselves in a few situations that were a little more than they bargained for, but with that the suspense built and I just kept turning the pages as fast as I could.
Through all of this though, you could see just how well developed Tucker had made this cast of characters. Their emotions, reactions all felt realistic and is was so easy to connect with both Noah and Grace. And even Jackie. Noah was strong and caring and Grace was kinda wild and stubborn but together they were so amazing. Their relationship grew from not trusting into something much more and it so enjoyable to watch them learn each other and their romance that built was slow and gradual and I loved them together. There were several side characters that were pretty amazing too, but one who I just have to mention is Cyclops, they big, dirty and kinda scary stray dog that Noah and Grace took in. He was just a mess and in a good way, and I adored him.
With all the suspense and the sweet budding romance, and the twists that Tucker loved to put in, I honestly did not see the ending coming but wow was it amazing! This is definitely one book that I would recommend picking up if you are a fan of contemporary romances with thriller suspense.
Tucker delivers a story filled with suspense and a romance all wrapped up in one amazing book. Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker @kathleenatucker @AtriaBooks #adult #contemporary #romance #thriller #suspense #review Click To Tweet