Author: K.A. Tucker
Published by: Atria Books
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Suspence
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 vodka, 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.
Dude. He Will Be My Ruin was good! Like, really freaking good. I swear, every book of Tucker’s seems to get better and better.
I love her Burying Water series and expected He Will Be My Ruin to be similar to those books, but this has a different feel to it. It’s a mystery-suspense that will keep you on your toes. I knew the whodunit, but still spent the entire book suspecting the involvement of others and motivations. It gets pretty exciting with twists that held me completely captivated. The whole thing is superbly laid out.
All I know is, if anything ever happens to me, I sure the hell hope I have a friend like Maggie in my corner. She is determined to use any means necessary to discover what really happened, because she knows something isn’t right about Celine’s death. Maggie really is a fantastic character that I was more than happy to go on this crazy journey with. In fact, there’s a whole cast of characters surrounding her that I enjoyed and added even more to the story.
Seriously, I love the way He Will Be My Ruin turned out. All the way down to the very, very end. If Tucker keeps turning out books like this, I’ll be one happy reader.