REVIEW: KEEP HER SAFE BY K A TUCKER

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Keep Her Safe

K A Tucker

Received from Atria Books

Oh my goodness! KEEP HER SAFE is such an intense story! Once I started reading it was very hard to put down. I had no idea who dun it and I would not rest until I knew. The suspense and the mystery surrounding Police Chief Jackie Marshall’s death kept me on the edge of my seat and left me almost afraid to turn the page, afraid of what was coming next. Nail biting moments are going to keep you flipping the pages late into the night! I have read K A Tucker before but not in this genre. She writes young adult books and I love how she stepped out of her comfort zone to write KEEP HER SAFE and I hope she continues to write both.

Noah and Gracie are the only two innocent people in KEEP HER SAFE. Noah is Chief Marshall’s son. Gracie is the daughter of Abe Wilkes, a cop in Austin who died in a seedy motel with a known drug addict. They were found with drugs and money and Abe is quickly labeled a bad and crooked cop who succumbed to temptation. Abe played a big part in Noah’s life as his parents divorced when he was young and Noah always looked up to Abe as a father figure. Noah cannot accept the fact that his mother and Abe are both dead. He thinks there is much more to the story and convinces Gracie that they should investigate. What they find out blows them both away!

Before Noah’s mom passed she said some things that just didn’t sit right with Noah. He starts to question everything and feels he can’t move on until he has some answers. KEEP HER SAFE will shock readers with how the story plays out! I know I was! The twists and turns keep the reader fully engaged in the story. There is a touch of romance as well but this heart pounding read is so much more! Especially as each new secret is revealed.

 

KEEP HER SAFE

 

K.A. TUCKER

National Bestselling Author

 

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 changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.

Gracie Richards wasn’t born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep.

Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department’s dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

Complex, gritty, sexy, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker’s reputation as one of today’s most talented new voices in romantic suspense.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA TODAY, The Globe and Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. She currently resides in a quaint town outside Toronto with her husband and two beautiful girls.

KEEP HER SAFE

by K.A. Tucker

Atria Books Paperback | On-sale: January 23, 2018 | 448 pages | ISBN: 9781501133404, $16.00

eBook: 9781501133428, $7.99

 

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GOODREADS MONDAY

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Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

Today I’m going to showcase a book that I added to my TBR mountain recently . I’m going to finally read it this week.  I’ve decided that once I showcase a book here on my blog, I HAVE to read it! Lol what do you think? Can I do it?

Okay here we go…………

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FROM GOODREADS:

Back in high school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then she’d stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times. Until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything they’d ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Fool’s Gold, California-forever, she thought…

Now Liz must return to town and face the man who doesn’t know of their son’s existence. And this time she won’t have the option of making a quick getaway. Ethan and Liz can’t deny their passionate attraction, even after all these years. But will their desire be enough to spark a second chance at love?

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANKS FOR READING!!

A SONG UNHEARD AND A GIVEAWAY

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About the Book

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Title: A Song Unheard

Author: Roseanna M. White

Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Release Date: January 2, 2018

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.

Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn’t—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.

Click here to purchase your copy!

About the Author

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Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.

 

Guest post from Roseanna White

I started playing the piano when I was 7. I didn’t discover any long-dormant genius or anything, but I liked it. When my sister quit, I kept playing. In middle school, I switched teachers, and moving from the lady at my church that I knew so well to someone who was just my piano teacher made a difference in how I applied myself. It deepened my love of music.

We all know how some random moments stand out forever in our memory. One such for me happened on the school bus. I was sitting with my best friend, talking about the new piano piece I was learning. “Via Delorosa” means Road of Sorrow, and it’s a song that tells musically about Jesus’ journey to Golgotha—ending with the faint chime of the nails being driven into his palms. As my beloved Mrs. Peto went through this song with me the night before, I remember her circling a D♯ that I’d missed and saying how important that note was. That it made the whole line weep.

That it would make the hearers weep. An epiphany so huge I had to share it with my friend. A well placed sharp could make music weep! Who knew?

That was but one lesson Mrs. Peto taught me in how music could evoke things words never could. A woman of strong faith, she also taught me how a song could preach the Gospel. Music can be medicine. It can be hope. It can be tears. It can be truth. Music can be Jesus to a hurting heart that turns its back on words.

This is a lesson I never forgot, and I had it always in mind as I was writing A Song Unheard. In this story, both my hero and heroine are musicians—violinists. But Willa (who is SO STUBBORN) wouldn’t listen to words of faith from any of the people in her life “suddenly spouting such nonsense.”

But then, in her darkest hour, she hears a slip of melody. And she realizes it’s the Lord.

I pray as readers move through the story of Willa Forsythe—violin prodigy and top-notch thief—that their spirits’ ears hear more than words, more than just a story. I pray they hear the Lord whispering that ultimate song. The one that says, “I love you.”

Want to hear the song Willa eventually wrote in the book? You can! The violin music in this trailer is officially dubbed “Willa’s Song” and written specifically for this book. I hope you enjoy it! http://bit.ly/ASongUnheardTrailer

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Roseanna is giving away a Grand Prize Package of a signed copy of the book as well as a lovely album of soothing songs based on the Scriptures called Hidden in My Heart (winner’s choice of CD or digital download)!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c72a

REVIEW: THE PIECES WE KEEP BY KRISTINA MCMORRIS

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FROM GOODREADS:

In this richly emotional novel, Kristina McMorris evokes the depth of a mother’s bond with her child, and the power of personal histories to echo through generations…

Two years have done little to ease veterinarian Audra Hughes’s grief over her husband’s untimely death. Eager for a fresh start, Audra plans to leave Portland for a new job in Philadelphia. Her seven-year-old son, Jack, seems apprehensive about flying–but it’s just the beginning of an anxiety that grows to consume him.

As Jack’s fears continue to surface in recurring and violent nightmares, Audra hardly recognizes the introverted boy he has become. Desperate, she traces snippets of information unearthed in Jack’s dreams, leading her to Sean Malloy, a struggling US Army veteran wounded in Afghanistan. Together they unravel a mystery dating back to World War II, and uncover old family secrets that still have the strength to wound–and perhaps, at last, to heal.

Intricate and beautifully written, The Pieces We Keep illuminates those moments when life asks us to reach beyond what we know and embrace what was once unthinkable. Deftly weaving together past and present, herein lies a story that is at once poignant and thought-provoking, and as unpredictable as the human heart.

 

MY REVIEW:

 

Audra Hughes has been trying to hold on to her life after losing her husband. Their son, Jack has been having terrible nightmares and Audra is at her wits end trying to figure it why this is happening. THE PIECES WE KEEP brings the past smack right into the present with Jacks nightmares.

 

One day, while getting ready to fly to a job interview in Philadelphia, Jack seems very upset about having to get on the plane. Once on the plane, Jack has a major meltdown and the pilots decide to turn back and get Jack and Audra off the plane. Jack’s nightmares get worse after that and while trying to calm him down Audra picks up bit and pieces of a mystery that goes way back to World War II.

 

Vivian is living in London with her parents. She is American and finds herself falling in love with Isaak. Lately, he seems preoccupied and she needs to find out why. When he isn’t forthcoming, she decides not to waste anymore time with him. What happens with these two will blow your mind. I am not giving anything away but the way Kristina weaves Vivian’s life into Jack and Audra’s, will amaze you.

 

THE PIECES WE KEEP alternates between the 30’s and 40’s and the present with each chapter. A stunning story that you can’t help but getting wrapped up in. I can easily see this being made into a movie! I loved all the characters and while my heart was breaking for some of them, I was cheering them on at the same time.

 

Kristina is one of my favorite authors and THE PIECES WE KEEP proves exactly why. I couldn’t stop flipping the pages and couldn’t wait until the mystery was solved. I had no idea it would end the way it did but I absolutely loved the ending!

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANKS FOR READING!

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STORM UPDATE!!

OMG!! It just keeps coming and coming!!! I’m so happy I have plenty of books to read! I just went outside to get the mail and had to share what I’m looking at now! Oh and it’s still snowing!! Hahaha

 

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WINTER STORM!!

Oh my goodness! It has been 50 degrees for the last two days.  All the snow we had melted and it was nice seeing the grass again.  Yesterday was the second straight day of rain and then the temperature dropped thirty degrees.  The rain turned to ice and then to snow! Here is what we woke up to this morning! I’m pretty sure we got over two feet of snow! Notice the mailboxes across the street!

 

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I will be in and reading all day!

 

Stay safe and warm!!

 

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MY NETGALLEY HAUL THIS WEEK

Uh ohhhhhhh, more than one approval this week! I’m trying not to request but it’s so hard!

 

Here is what I was approved for this week:

 

So that’s it for me! I’m so excited to read all of these!

 

Have a great weekend, stay warm, and Happy Reading!!

 

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FIRST LINE FRIDAYS

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

Today, my first line comes from a book I am hoping to read soon!

 

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gust of wind rocked my car and the U-Haul trailer hitched to the back. I yelped, my knuckles white as they gripped the steering wheel.

 

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN! GRAB THE BOOK YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING, OPEN TO CHAPTER ONE, AND POST THE FIRST SENTENCE (OR SECOND SENTENCE) IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

 

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THROWBACK THURSDAY

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Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them 🙂! These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her @ It’s Book Talkshe’d so appreciate it.

This week I’m picking a book I read a few years ago and loved!

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MY REVIEW

Twenty years ago, Lydia and Claire’s sister, Julia disappears. She was only nineteen and it tears their family apart. Their parents divorce, their mom turns into an alcoholic, and Lydia turns to drugs. Claire marries Paul, the perfect man. Fast forward to today and Claire’s world is shattered when Paul is murdered right before her eyes. Their family is once again forced to face their old wounds. Their father journals about his search for his missing daughter who he never stops looking for. My heart was breaking for Sam as he shares his love for the missing Julia.

 

Lydia is struggling with life as a single mother to her daughter, Dee. She is the owner of a dog grooming business and is trying to give Dee a better life. Once she reunites with her sister, Claire, her life changes in so many ways. Some ways good and others not good at all. The twists in PRETTY GIRLS start very early in the story and they never stop.

 

While Claire is searching Paul’s computer for files his partner wants, she uncovers many secrets that she didn’t know about Paul. On the computer she finds files of women being tortured and raped. She also finds files of women from all over the country, all rape victims at one time or another. PRETTY GIRLS is such a disturbing tale, and your heart breaks for Claire as she discovers secrets Paul hid so well. She now realizes she was sharing her life for eighteen years with a monster. What is the truth, and what does it have to do with her missing sister? Claire’s grief has now turned to anger and shock.

 

I have always loved reading Karin Slaughter. I love her Grant County series. PRETTY GIRLS is totally different than what I am used to by Ms. Slaughter. Don’t get me wrong, the story is good but just not her usual style. The characters are all damaged enough to keep you turning the pages. PRETTY GIRLS is a psychological thriller but also has plenty of action and graphic violence. The violence was just too much for me. Will I scream and run to the store to buy her next new book? Of course I will, and I’m sure I will be very happy reading it.

 

 

More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere…

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Cathy at Between the Lines

Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills

Cathy at What Cathy Read Next

Noriko at Book Fiend

Amy at NovelGossip

Lynne at Fictionophile

Nicki atThe Secret Library Site

Mischenko at Read Rant Rock and Roll

Caryl at Mrs Bloggs Books

Sam at Clues and Reviews

Annie at The Misstery

Katie at Katie Creative Writer Blog

Rebecca at Boofsbooks

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANKS FOR READING!

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