January 31, 2016

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


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.

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He Will be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker
Published by: Simon & Schuster  on February 2, 2016


This title was provided to us by the Publisher/Author. We were in no way compensated for our review(s).


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MaryAnn-2015I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again. There really is nothing that author K.A. Tucker writes that I do not absolutely devour! This woman is an amazing writer, and if you have not yet had the chance to read anything she’s written, I suggest you fix that sitch stat!

He Will be My Ruin is another K.A. Tucker book that sure did not disappoint. This is a standalone read that kept me up way past my bedtime, and I didn’t even notice the time fly by. It kept me on the edge of my seat and had me second guessing myself time and time again.

He Will be My Ruin follows Maggie Sparkes, a rich business woman, who flies to New York City after hearing the news that her best friend, Celine, had killed herself. Always the one who has strived to take care of Celine and her mother, Maggie goes to settle her estate and try to figure out just why her best friend, who was so full of life and energy, took her life.

But once Maggie starts to uncover a world that Celine was a part of, Maggie starts to wonder if Celine’s suicide was exactly that, a suicide, or was she murdered? Diving deeper and deeper into the sad and desperate life that Maggie had no idea Celine was living, Maggie begins to meet and build relationships with those who were “closest” to Celine…especially in the days leading up to her apparent suicide.

Finding notes and tidbits of information within the confines of Celine’s little apartment, Maggie starts to play a dangerous game of undercover detective and places herself smack dab in the middle of something that she may not get out of alive.

He Will be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker was an addictive read that combined thrills and mystery, and introduces the reader to a world that is sadly a reality. It had me thinking of the other young women out there who are struggling to live day to day, whilst going to school and trying to make enough to make ends meet. How far are they willing to go to be able to afford tuition and any other sort of luxuries? This novel really does open your eyes.

The writing was superb, as it always is, and the characters were all memorable. It had you loving to hate and hating to love the antagonist. The men in the book, Grady and Jace, were both sexy in their own way. One a little rugged with a hot accent, and the other a rich playboy with a killer smile. I found myself going back and forth as to who I thought was the most swoon worthy.

I could help but put my book down at various points because of the anxiety I felt for Maggie. She sticks herself in the most worrisome positions that I just couldn’t handle the thought that she might get caught! She was so brave and yet so annoyingly curious that I couldn’t take it!

Fans of thriller type reads and whodunits will definitely enjoy reading He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker. Get ready to get sucked into a world where things are not always as they seem, and where you start to wonder if you shouldn’t start perusing antique stores and find hidden treasure.


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.


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1 Comment

  1. czai

    I’ve never read anything by K.A. Tucker generally because I think that her previous books weren’t exactly for me. Reading through your review on this one makes me want to try it. I’m a huge mystery-thriller fan so I definitely would like to give this a go. Great review!
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