He Will Be My Ruin

He Will Be My Ruin He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

**This review is based on an ARC from Netgalley, release date 2/2/16.

Summary from Goodreads:

“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.”

My thoughts:

As always, K.A. Tucker didn’t let me down with this one. She has become one of my all-time favorites since I was introduced to Ten Tiny Breaths when it first came out. I have read every title she has written since. This was a bit of a change for her, but not too much. It was more of a mystery, thriller than some of her others. I was able to read this quickly and it kept me intrigued throughout. I was unsure of who the killer truly was throughout and was still not sure when it was revealed. I liked the flashbacks in the story and they weren’t confusing at all. I also learned some information about things I wouldn’t be interested in, namely antique/art collecting. You know an author is good when they can get you to care about something you otherwise have no interest in. The characters were also well thought out and mostly likeable. I do not purchase the books by this author for my high school library, but I do recommend them to all my friends! Keep up the good writing!

My rating: 5/5 stars

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