He Will Be My Ruin

He Will Be My Ruin

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Discover the novel praised as a "nail-biting thriller" ( Publishers Weekly ), a "compelling web" ( Kirkus Reviews ), "tightly plotted character study" ( RT Magazine ), and a "dark, twisty tale of lurid secrets, lavish lifestyles, and devastating loss" (Lisa Gardner).

A woman who almost had it all ....On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old in Manhattan could want: a one-bedroom apartment on the 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.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2016.
ISBN: 9781501112089
Branch Call Number: FICTION TUC
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 19, 2017

Maggie Sparks is stunned to find out her best friend , Celine committed suicide and can't bring herself to believe it's true. This wasn't a complete hit for me...I can't pinpoint exactly what didn't work

Aug 17, 2016

A real page turner that kept me swinging back and forth figuring out the true villain. The device of using a diary as the voice of the dead friend of the main character works well.

I would probably rated this book higher than a 3 had I not read several of K.A. Tucker's other books - i.e. Burying Water, Surviving Ice - with more compelling prose and better defined characters. Still, worth the read.

Jun 01, 2016

Excellent mystery. A few surprises I wasn't expecting. I would highly recommend it, as I had a hard time putting it down.

Feb 29, 2016

Good mystery - lots of twists and turns to keep you moving along in this story. From the beginning with Maggie finding herself in a car trunk -until the whole tale unravels you just find yourself turning the pages as you want to find out how this story develops. Very good read.

Feb 25, 2016

Such a good book! I could barely put it down! I liked it a lot more than Girl on a Train.

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