Published by Simon and Schuster on February 2nd 2016
Genres: Fiction, Psychological, Thrillers, Suspense, Romance, General, Fantasy
Also by this author: Ten Tiny Breaths
The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, 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.
A woman who almost had it all . . .
On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?
A man who was supposed to be her salvation . . .
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 lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a 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 Celine believed would change her life.
Until he became her ruin.
On the hunt for evidence 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. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.
Hello, friends! I’m thrilled to be the next stop on the He Will Be My Ruin blog tour! You may know author K.A. Tucker for her popular New Adult Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series. What piqued my interest about this newest book is that it’s an adult suspense novel, a new territory for this author. Plus, I really love suspense novels! Read on to find out what I thought of He Will Be My Ruin, check out a book excerpt, and don’t forget to enter to win a signed giveaway!
In He Will Be My Ruin, wealthy humanitarian Maggie Sparkes gets a disturbing call that her childhood friend Celine has taken her own life. But this doesn’t add up for Maggie. Celine had a great life in New York City, a close relationship with her mother, and a bright future. When Celine’s mother Rosa asks Maggie to take care of cleaning out Celine’s apartment, Maggie finds some clues that make her even more suspicious of the circumstances around Celine’s death. The police investigators think it’s an open and shut case though, so Maggie decides to do some digging on her own.
Maggie is a great heroine- smart, steadfast, and resourceful in her quest to find out the truth about her friend. Her urgency made me really invested in the story and each reveal had me on the edge of my seat. The stakes are high as Maggie gets involved in some danger herself over the course of the investigation. I really wanted to flip to the end while I was reading to find out what happens!
This book is suspenseful, twisty, and well paced and had me second-guessing myself throughout. It pulled me in right away and kept me up late reading.
If you enjoy suspenseful reads put this one on your radar. (It comes out tomorrow!) I look forward to reading more addictive suspenseful reads from K.A. Tucker.
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Read an Excerpt:
These are Celine’s most private things. No one was ever supposed to find them.
With slightly shaky hands, I shift my focus to the bottom of the closet, where shoe boxes and storage containers are stacked in tidy piles. I toss them about, rooting through the contents, anxious over what I might find.
Until I come to a decorative box of dangly necklaces and bracelets, made from giant stones. An uneducated person might mistake them for costume jewelry, but I know that the diamonds are real. I can tell by their sparkle. Several receipts sit at the bottom of the box, indicating a pawnshop where it looks like Celine had already sold some pieces.
I crawl on my hands and knees to check under the bed. Nothing but a single dust bunny—the soul survivor of Celine’s excessive cleaning regime—hides there.
I toss the lamp onto the recently delivered and freshly made bed—the silk white shade bends but I don’t care—and pull apart the makeshift end table, yanking the long and narrow crates apart to hit the hardwood in a loud clatter.
Books spill out everywhere.
The crates are full of little books, ranging from pink journals with unicorns to leather-bound diaries with locks. No keys included.
I didn’t know Celine kept a diary. But of course she did. She liked keeping track of everything. It only makes sense that she would keep track of her life.
I gather every last one and spread them out across the bed. Hoping that somewhere in here I’ll find a reasonable answer…
Dreading the truth.
About K.A. Tucker:
Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.