Keep Her Safe

Keep Her Safe

Making a Murderer meets Scandal in this story of police corruption, family secrets, and illicit affairs from bestselling author K.A. Tucker, celebrated for her “propulsive plot twists and searing seduction” (USA TODAY).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 cha...

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Title:Keep Her Safe
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Keep Her Safe Reviews

  • K.A. Tucker

    Just my way of balancing out the low stars this book got before I even finished writing it *shrugs* :D

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    4-4,5 STARS

    This was another great story from K.A. Tucker!!I loved it, it has an interesting plot, the writing was flawless and the story captivating!It started a little bit slow but I think it happened to set up the atmosphere and keep the readers interest!The truth is I was hooked from the first pages and I couldn't put it down!

    Noah and Gracie are two different people who are connected in so many ways!Gracie is an interesting character, she

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    4-4,5 STARS

    This was another great story from K.A. Tucker!!I loved it, it has an interesting plot, the writing was flawless and the story captivating!It started a little bit slow but I think it happened to set up the atmosphere and keep the readers interest!The truth is I was hooked from the first pages and I couldn't put it down!

    Noah and Gracie are two different people who are connected in so many ways!Gracie is an interesting character, she is stubborn and strong heroine.Noah on the other hand is sweet and a nice guy.I love the alternative POVS because this makes the story more intimidate!

    Keep Her Safe has it all, suspense,twists and a sweet romance!You won’t be disappointed with this one, I highly recommend it!

     

  • Janelle

    Big thanks to Atria Books for providing my free copy of KEEP HER SAFE by K.A. Tucker - all opinions are my own.

    This is my first Tucker novel and boy can she write! I was hooked from the first page. With interesting characters and a complex plot, I was glued to this book!

    Jackie is a highly decorated police officer for the Austin Police Department. She has been burdened by a terrible dark and dangerous secret that quite possibly ruined an innocent family’s life. One day while coping with her grief

    Big thanks to Atria Books for providing my free copy of KEEP HER SAFE by K.A. Tucker - all opinions are my own.

    This is my first Tucker novel and boy can she write! I was hooked from the first page. With interesting characters and a complex plot, I was glued to this book!

    Jackie is a highly decorated police officer for the Austin Police Department. She has been burdened by a terrible dark and dangerous secret that quite possibly ruined an innocent family’s life. One day while coping with her grief, she inadvertently reveals this secret to her son, Noah. Now Noah, carrying the burden himself, starts working with a young woman named Grace and together they try to find the answers.

    The story alternates between past and present, between several perspectives. Full disclosure: I’m not really a big police procedural reader. I like them but I’m extremely picky. Tucker does a tremendous job with this one! It has a compelling and multi-layered plot with crime after crime after crime. Classified as a romantic suspense novel, the thought of reading a romance scared the bejesus out of me, but it is tastefully done and beside the occasional giggle (I don’t read romance) it perfectly fit into the story. The characters are very well drawn out and I enjoyed learning about each of them!

    The book is perfectly structured and I really enjoyed how the chapters were seamlessly constructed to create an engaging and fun mystery. At one point, I thought I had it all figured out but then Tucker got me with one jaw dropping scene at the end! Highly recommended!

  • Chelsea Humphrey

     was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018; lucky for me it publishes in January which means I didn't have to wait long. The author has dabbled in romantic suspense before, but while

     leaned more on the sexy, psychological thriller side, this one was all about the police procedural with a tender, budding romance. If romantic suspense isn't your thing because you can't stomach the cheesy, vomit inducing, erotic nature of a large portion of the genre out there, re

     was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018; lucky for me it publishes in January which means I didn't have to wait long. The author has dabbled in romantic suspense before, but while

     leaned more on the sexy, psychological thriller side, this one was all about the police procedural with a tender, budding romance. If romantic suspense isn't your thing because you can't stomach the cheesy, vomit inducing, erotic nature of a large portion of the genre out there, relax; this one totally isn't like that and feels much more like mainstream crime fiction. The cover is gorgeous and doesn't have a half naked man on the front, and the title really ties in nicely with the emotional side of the story.

    Jackie Marshall is the highly decorated police chief of the APD and her son Noah has seen a cushy, somewhat sheltered life because of it. Gracie Richards grew up with a starkly different experience, which makes for a complex comparison of the lives of the privileged and those who are not. Tucker does a nice job of tying in racial injustice while keeping the story from breaching the territory of "white man saves the day"; in fact, she does a fine job of toeing a delicate line between channeling racial diversity in Gracie and just showcasing cliches that have been done time and again. There were so many discreet details, ones that may seem insignificant to most, that meant the world to my reading experience. An example of this is in discussing how Gracie doesn't want to get her hair soaked and have to blow it out again because otherwise it turns into a giant ball of fluff. Her and Noah joke about it in a respectful way; these are the little details that brought her character to life for me and kept her from becoming whitewashed.

    I'm trying not to say much about the plot, because I would hate to spoil it for you, but I honestly felt for the first time in my reading experience that the romance in a novel out-shined the criminal case! I was just so drawn to this intimate portrayal of two new adults who had experienced a mountain of tragedy in their short lives slowly being drawn to each other, but in more than just a sexual nature. There is something so deep and intricate about the type of love that develops between two hollow people; I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the transformation of broken and hopeless to scarred yet complete. There are so many other evolving relationships in this story, between different types of family and friends and law enforcement that I found breathed life into the narrative. My only minor complaint was that I wish we had been limited to reading from Noah and Gracie's POV; there are a few others thrown in and I might have preferred getting to know those characters from the stories and memories of others, but otherwise this was a truly fabulous read.

    Some seasoned readers may find aspects of the plot easy to solve, but I still discovered a few surprises along the way and I felt the ending Tucker chose more than compensated for any predictable punches. I can't say too much, but I wholly embraced the intellectual and emotional finale rather than a focus on one last "guns a'blazing and knock 'em out" moment. It felt more real, raw, and profound than any unnecessary action scene ever could have brought. The characters remain flawed and the idea is everyone will move forward from these newfound revelations and heal in the best ways that they can find. I would highly recommend this to readers who want the whole package; if you enjoy a whodunnit where you get to solve the mystery alongside our protagonists with a classy romance thrown in, this one's for you. I don't know about you, but I'm really enjoying these seasoned romance authors breaking out of their shell and trying new genres; it's working so please keep it up!

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    was a mystery filled with nail-biting suspense. There is romance but this one is very low on steam. The plot is what makes this book insanely enterta

    {ARC Generously Provided by Publisher}

    was a mystery filled with nail-biting suspense. There is romance but this one is very low on steam. The plot is what makes this book insanely entertaining. The entire time reading this I was trying to figure out the truth and it was like being on a crazy roller coaster ride with no end in sight. Everyone appears to be a suspect, the only two people who I knew were innocent were Noah and Gracie, the Hero and Heroine. We get alternating POVs during the present between Noah and Gracie, and then we are given clues through alternating POVs from the past between Noah’s mother and Gracie’s deceased father. Each travel back in time brings us closer to the truth, but I didn’t see that jaw-dropping reveal at the end coming!!

    Noah’s mother, who was the Chief of the Austin police department has just committed suicide. He’s devastated because it happened right after he had a disturbing chat with her while she was clearly intoxicated and in a bad way mentally. While meeting with his mother’s lawyer to go over her will, he gives Noah an envelope which contains a letter from his mother. The letter is brief. It instructs him to go to a hidden safe she had in their pantry and she asks him to take what’s in it to her old partner’s daughter who now lives in Tucson. Abe Wilkes and Noah’s mother used to be the best of friends and Abe was more of a father figure to Noah then his own dad. But something happened in the past that destroyed their friendship and whatever it was it had Noah’s mother turning to alcohol to numb her guilt and regret.

    Noah takes the $98,000 and Abe’s gun holster, which is what was in the safe, and he heads out on a road trip for Tucson to deliver them to Gracie Wilkes. When he makes it to her home, he’s shocked to see she is living in a run-down trailer park. He’s also struck by what a stunning young woman she’s become. Noah shows up when he’s needed the most. Although their first encounter is extremely hostile since Gracie assumes he is one of her mother’s drug dealers, he turns out to be her hero when he saves her mother from their burning trailer. When he tries to give her the money, Gracie wants nothing to do with is as she believes all the reports of her father being a crooked cop who died in a drug bust gone wrong. Gracie is a very bitter young woman since she and her mother have lived a hard life since her father’s death.

    When the FBI shows up questioning Gracie’s mom and then a box filled with old photos and newspaper clippings that her mom had been hiding resurfaces, Gracie starts to have hope that her father was wrongly accused. Noah battles internally over helping Gracie find the clues they need to prove her father’s innocence because he fears that it will result in tainting his mother's reputation when the truth is revealed. But Noah is starting to have feelings for Gracie and he also loved her father a great deal so not helping Gracie isn't an option.

    Here are my overall ratings on the book:

    This romantic thriller will have you on the edge of your seats!

    releases on January 23rd!

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  • Christy

    What. A. Ride.

    is one of the most intriguing and suspenseful books I’ve read this year. I love reading a book that not only keeps me guessing, but manages to surprise me. The suspense part of the book was the predominate part, but I loved the bit of romance Tucker threw in there as well!

    This is the question Noah Marshall finds himself asking after he finds his mother, the police chief of Austin, dead. Before his mom passed, sh

    What. A. Ride.

    is one of the most intriguing and suspenseful books I’ve read this year. I love reading a book that not only keeps me guessing, but manages to surprise me. The suspense part of the book was the predominate part, but I loved the bit of romance Tucker threw in there as well!

    
This is the question Noah Marshall finds himself asking after he finds his mother, the police chief of Austin, dead. Before his mom passed, she said some things to him that made him question everything. Noah could just let it all go and move on with his life, but he can’t. He’s not that type of person. He chooses to go and find Gracie.

    Gracie grew up in a similar way as Noah. Her dad was a cop, and she had a happy childhood. Then her father was killed, his name tarnished, and things changed for her. She moved with her mother to a trailer park in The Hollow. Things aren’t good for her, but she manages to survive. Then Noah shows up. Noah is not someone Gracie wants to see, but he brings things to light that has her asking more and more questions about her father and his death.

    The more time Noah and Gracie spend together, the more her hardened shell starts to crack a bit. She can tell after a while that Noah is the real deal and he really does want to help. Even if that means sacrificing things that are important to him. With time, Gracie learns to trust someone again, for the first time in a long time, someone has her back.

    
I adored Noah and Gracie, both. Their relationship wasn’t the biggest part of the story, but it was still a great part of it! Noah was the best character in my opinion. I loved how honest he was, how he would sacrifice a lot to do the right thing. His heart was always in the right place. Gracie was strong and even though her life had been tragic, she always had a bit of hope that things would get better.

    As I said before, this book really did keep me on my toes. I didn’t want to put it down and wow- was I shocked at some of the revelations at the end! KA Tucker does an incredible job doing romantic suspense. This book is a must read and I highly recommend it to all!

  • Zoe

    Menacing, adrenaline-pumping, and well crafted!

    Keep Her Safe is a steamy thrill ride that takes us into the lives of Noah and Gracie as they investigate and unravel all the lies, secrets, deception, and corruption that has tainted their past and present and try to vindicate their loved ones once and for all.

    The writing is taut and edgy. The characters are complex, secretive, scarred, and genuine. And the plot told from multiple perspectives is an intense, suspenseful love story filled with polic

    Menacing, adrenaline-pumping, and well crafted!

    Keep Her Safe is a steamy thrill ride that takes us into the lives of Noah and Gracie as they investigate and unravel all the lies, secrets, deception, and corruption that has tainted their past and present and try to vindicate their loved ones once and for all.

    The writing is taut and edgy. The characters are complex, secretive, scarred, and genuine. And the plot told from multiple perspectives is an intense, suspenseful love story filled with police politics, familial drama, palpable chemistry, coercion, manipulation, violence, and murder.

    Overall, Keep Her Safe is another absorbing, touching page-turner by Tucker that has just the right amount of romance and mystery to keep you invested, engaged, and guessing until the very last page.

    Thank you to Atria Books and Simon & Schuster Canada for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

    All my reviews can be found on my blog at

  • Holly  B

    3.5

    Solid romantic suspense police procedural.

    Noah Marshall's mom, Jackie was chief of police in Austin, Texas twenty years ago. She worked with her partner Abe Wilkes, who was also her best friend. His wife, Gina and daughter Grace were close to Jackie and Noah.

    Tragedy strikes before Grace is 6 years old, and her father Abe is killed during a horrendous drug bust and is labeled a "bad cop". Jackie can't live with herself any longer because she has personal knowledge about that day and divulges u

    3.5

    Solid romantic suspense police procedural.

    Noah Marshall's mom, Jackie was chief of police in Austin, Texas twenty years ago. She worked with her partner Abe Wilkes, who was also her best friend. His wife, Gina and daughter Grace were close to Jackie and Noah.

    Tragedy strikes before Grace is 6 years old, and her father Abe is killed during a horrendous drug bust and is labeled a "bad cop". Jackie can't live with herself any longer because she has personal knowledge about that day and divulges unsettling information to Noah concerning Abe. After all, it did tear many lives apart.

    Noah wants to set things straight with Grace and brings to light not only answers to what happened, but reveals the layers of corruption that no one imagined.

    Sweet romance sprinkled between tracking down clues makes this a solid romantic suspense novel. It was predictable for me as I saw all the twists coming, but I enjoyed the characters and the Austin setting. If you're a fan of romantic suspense, you should check this one out.

    Thanks to Atria and Netgalley for my Arc. This book was released on 1/23/2018

  • Susanne Strong

    3 Stars.

    Noah Marshall and Gracie Richards knew each other when they were children. Noah remembers her well. His mom, Jackie Marshall, and her dad Abe were friends as well as partners in the Austin Police Department. Abe was like a father to Noah. Then something went awry. Abe got killed and was found to be a corrupt cop. Embarrassed, Gracie’s mom, hightailed it out of town and took Gracie with her and never looked back. Years later, Jackie Marshall became the Chief of the APD. For all these year

    3 Stars.

    Noah Marshall and Gracie Richards knew each other when they were children. Noah remembers her well. His mom, Jackie Marshall, and her dad Abe were friends as well as partners in the Austin Police Department. Abe was like a father to Noah. Then something went awry. Abe got killed and was found to be a corrupt cop. Embarrassed, Gracie’s mom, hightailed it out of town and took Gracie with her and never looked back. Years later, Jackie Marshall became the Chief of the APD. For all these years, she has kept a secret pertaining to Abe and it has torn her apart. One night she finally divulges something about it to her son Noah and it sends him on an wild good chase. One that involves Gracie. Together Noah and Gracie get wrapped up in something extremely dangerous and sparks fly - in more ways than one.

    “Keep Her Safe” by K.A. Tucker is a crime thriller and a romantic suspense novel. I didn’t quite know what I was getting into - and unfortunately for me it didn’t quite deliver. What I did enjoy however, was the book’s setting - which took place in Austin, TX, where I lived for a while in 2013. The bio for the author, K.A. Tucker, says that she is from Toronto, yet the scene she set for Austin was spot on. From Congress Street, and the bats, to Lady Bird Lake and Downtown - I felt like I was back there, which I loved, so kudos to Ms. Tucker for that. All in all however, “Keep Her Safe” was simply just an ok story. While the characters were extremely well written, the novel was also fairly long. It took a while to get to the end, which I had figured out from the first few chapters and therefore didn’t find it suspenseful. Fans of romantic thrillers may, however like this one.

    Thank you to NetGalley, Atria Books and K.A. Tucker for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

    Published on NetGalley, Goodreads, on 1.21.18.

    *Will be published on Amazon on 1.23.18.

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