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January 31, 2016

Review: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her romantic thriller debut with this heartpounding story of a young woman determined to find justice after her best friend’s death, a story pulsing with the “intense, hot, emotional” (Colleen Hoover) writing that exhilarates her legions of fans.

Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a bottle of Xanax and a handle of Maker’s Mark, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers secrets in the childhood lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man who Celine herself claimed would be her ruin.

On the hunt for answers that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.

Review by Jennifer
ARC received via NetGalley for an honest review

Ohh.. this story was so good right from the very first page. I don’t typically read a lot of mystery, suspense type of books but when I saw this one was by K.A. Tucker and after reading the synopsis I wanted to read it and I am so glad that I did!

This story had me on the edge of my seat, biting my nails wondering who did it? What happened and what was going to happen next?

I’m not gonna lie there were moments when I thought I just couldn’t take it anymore. I just had to know how it was going to end and I thought about skipping to the last chapter just so I could soothe my curiousity….BUT I didn’t do it! And I am so glad that I didn’t because I would have missed out on the unraveling of this fantastic, brilliantly written story. This one will definitely keep you guessing right up until the very end.

“This man was once my salvation. Now he will be my ruin.”
Review by April
ARC received via NetGalley for an honest review

As a huge fan of K.A. Tucker, I figured I'd be brave step out of my reading comfort zone and join in on this new adventure with her. Suspense/thriller isn't really "my thing" and initially I did struggle, the beginning was a little too slow paced and at one point I thought about tossing it aside into DNF-land. Thankfully, there were enough pieces of the story being tossed around to keep my interest, intrigued enough to keep reading. Then all of a sudden, BAM! I hit the sweet spot, the mother load of magical O's of the story!

Entranced, captivated and sucked in! No longer did I think this book would be MY ruin! OMG! The twists & turns! There were enough to make a person dizzy, but each one was so instrumental and played a pivotal role! just when I thought I had it all figured out, another twist would be thrown in. Over AND over again. Wash, rinse, repeat lol. Murder or suicide?! Did she do it? Maybe it was the old lady? OR wait! Was it him... or was it the other guy?! Are any of these people actually capable of murder or did she actually kill herself?! It all adds up, then at the same time...nothing adds up.  Oh.My.Frazzled nerves! My brain hurts!
Well played, Tucker, well played! I'm a craptastic detective.
Tucker: 1, April: 0

Thinking back on the delivery of the story. The beginning wasn't slow paced at all. It was just slowly building suspense, toying with my mind. Everything was how it was supposed to be!