Friday, March 18, 2016

He Will Be My Ruin; K.A. Tucker

He Will Be My Ruin; K.A. Tucker
Atria - 2016

Maggie Sparkes was born into a wealthy family that traveled the world when she was young, often leaving her in the care of Rosa Gonzalez who raised her since she was just five.  Rosa's daughter Celine, and Maggie became the best of friends, a friendship which continued for many years.  

When Rosa contacts Maggie to tell her that Celine 28, is dead and that suicide (by pills and booze) is suspected, she asks Maggie to go to New York City to clean out her apartment.  In New York, Maggie begins sorting through Celine's personal effects and the deeper she digs the less she believes that her friend took her own life.  She also learns that she did not know her good friend as well as she thought she did. Unfortunately everyone who Maggie speaks to including the police seem to disagree with her theory, but Maggie persists especially because just too many things just don't make sense to her.

I read several chapters of this thriller on my Kindle each night in bed and it really drew me in. I found myself hitting the sheets earlier and earlier each night just to get back to it. The story is well-paced and kept me guessing.  Maggie is a feisty character who was determined to get to the bottom of her friend's death, even though it puts her own life in jeopardy.  She does make some foolish decisions along the way.  All of the characters (and there were quite a few) were interesting and, there are quite a few suspects that kept me guessing. I especially liked Celine's nosy neighbor across the hall who made me smile at times.  

This is my first thriller by this author and I would definitely consider other books she has written. If you love a good thriller, try this one.

4.5/5 stars
(eGalley)


18 comments:

  1. This is so interesting because I recently read a YA book in which the plot sounds really really similar! (I Was Here by Gayle Forman) But I didn't like the book like you liked this one - sounds like it is much better!

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    1. Jill, I read "I Was Here" and yes it is similar in some ways but, the Forman book annoyed me by the end and this one did not LOL

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  2. This sounds really good! I haven't read a thriller in a while. Hoping my library has it.

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  3. I've seen this book around and I think your review is the first I've read. I do like the sound of it and if it made you go to bed earlier and earlier...well, I might have to see if I can find a copy.

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    1. LOL - Yes that was a different reaction for me a book making me want to good to bed

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  4. Oh yea, sounds like something I would enjoy too!

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    1. Glad it worked for you too. Hope to try others by her.

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  6. Ooh, adding this to my list right now!

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  7. The older I get, the more I prefer mysteries over thrillers. I wonder if I would like this one.

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    1. This has more of a psychological thriller feel, but well done.

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