Angy’s Book & Audiobook Review: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

Posted April 13, 2016 by angypotter in 2016 Audiobook Challenge, 2016 Book Challenge, Audiobook Review, Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Angy’s Book & Audiobook Review: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. TuckerHe Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker
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Published by Atria Books on February 2nd 2016
Genres: Suspense
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“A nail-biting thriller...clever twists and turns will keep readers in suspense, and just when they think they have figured out what happened to Celine, the story veers in another direction.”—Publishers Weekly

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.

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Book Review: 5 stars

With every book I read by K.A. Tucker, I love her more and more. Her writing is flawless, her way to develop plots and characters is spectacular and all her books are always so different. He Will Be My Ruin is not the usual book I’d choose to read, because it isn’t romance, its genre is MYSTERY. I mean, I love mystery romance books, not only mystery books, but that didn’t stop me from reading/listening to this He Will Be My Ruin, and I loved every minute of it.

He Will Be My Ruin is the story of Maggie and Celine. They were inseparable friends when they were kids and then, life happened and their paths took different directions, but they remain being close friends. They got contact via letters, emails and phone calls. Sadly, one day Maggie received the phone call she never expected, it was the news about Celine’s suicide. And this is when this book started. Maggie was so sure Celine didn’t commit suicide, because she “knew” her well, so she was on a mission to prove everyone wrong and started investigating everything as if Celine was murdered. To everyone’s surprise, this investigation brought to light so many hidden secrets of Celine’s life that broke Maggie’s heart into million pieces, and despite everything, she kept digging until she found the truth about her friend’s death.

I loved reading his book so much, I loved Maggie and hated Celine and I wanted nothing but to know the truth. The back and forth between the present and the past was very well written and so much needed for the story. The ending is so unexpected you will be speechless for days, which is the reason why it took me so long to write this review. There was a particular chapter from the past that was so hard to read. It broke my heart in the same pieces that was broken the heart of Maggie’s.

Audiobook Review: 4 stars

Kate Rudd & Olivia Song did a good performance, but sadly I had to start this audio twice because the first time I couldn’t understand what was happening. Both narrators have similar voices, so I couldn’t make up whose chapter I was reading. So the second time I started it, I was reading along, so everything made sense. What I liked the most about this audiobook was how emotional I could be, transmitting the characters’ feelings and all the action of the scenes and all.

If you like suspense books, I recommend you to read He Will Be My Ruin, and if you don’t like it, or never have read any suspense book, I tell you GO AND READ IT, NOW!

This book counts as the murder mystery book for the 2016 reading challenge







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