The Blonde Bookworm: He Will be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker -- Review

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Title: He Will be My Ruin
Author: K.A. Tucker
Pages: 352
Publishing: 25th 2016 by Atria Books
ISBN: 1501112074


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.


He Will Be My Ruin was my first K.A. Tucker book and I loved it! Since I had never read any previous books of Tucker's, I didn't really know what to expect. While reading the novel, I quickly realized I've been seriously missing out on a great author! I love picking up books just based on the author and I know I will be doing that from now on with Tucker's books. 

He Will Be My Ruin was fast paced with incredibly interesting characters. I became attached to several of them and wanted them to be my friends in real life! I also loved how the plot was incredibly detailed and complex. Tucker forced me to constantly question the innocence of even the most trustworthy and unlikely characters. I loved that characteristic and I often find its difficult to truly pull off, but Tucker accomplished it well. 

I am so grateful that the folks over at Atria books included me on the book tour for this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to lovers of suspense and thriller novels. He Will Be My Ruin was clever and filled with twists that I never saw coming, leaving me constantly guessing and questioning everyone. It is a must read! 

Rating 5/5 


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