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Lissa's Review: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

Publisher via Netgalley Publisher: Atria Released: Feburary 2nd 2016 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Length: 352 Pages Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, 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.

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. Five Boundless Stars

It really begs the question, how well do you know those who your close too? Maggie has lost her best friend, who was like a sister. She thought she knew everything about her. While trying figure what really happened to her, thinking there's no way she would just kill herself, she stumbles upon Celine's journals that bring her into a whole new world.

Maggie is beyond rich and will spend every last dime to find out what happened to her best friend. Throughout you get a sense of who Celine is. In eerily flash backs what she actually experienced. In a lot of ways, Celine's story breaks my heart. She was a beautiful, ambitious woman, who was full of life.

This story makes you believe you know who did it but then rips the rug right out from under you. The level of suspense keeps you wanting more. There's a nice build up through out and really enjoyed reading it. This is a different genre for Tucker but I believe she nailed it.

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