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Author: K.A. Tucker Title: He Will Be My Ruin Publisher: Atria Books Publish Date: Feb 2, 2016 Buy: Amazon Review Copy Provided by: Net Galley & TLC Book Tours Book Blurb: 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
Review: Sometimes you read a book and you have so much to say about it that you can go on and on. Then there are books that just leave you gobsmacked.
This book did that to me.
This is a book that reminds us, that we don't really know anyone, even our best friends. We all have secrets, some of those secrets are deep and dark and Celine's life has sort of become a deep dark secret. Her suicide proves that to Maggie, and when Maggie starts digging, she finds out how little she knew her bestie.
And when I say, she really didn't know her bestie, she didn't. These are two girls that were polar opposites. One super rich and the other the child of the other's housekeeper.
As Maggie starts reading Celine's diaries, she learns an awful lot about her friend and some of it is hurtful. I felt terribly sorry for Maggie, because she was mourning her friend that she truly loved, and I wasn't sure the friendship was quite as strong as she thought it was. There was a lot of hidden resentment.
Then there was the real secret that Celine was keeping. Her "side" job that wasn't what you'd expect this good little girl to have.
Then there are the two men Grady and Jace. This is where things get interesting. Tucker weaves a story that lets you believe you know what happened to Celine and who caused it...and then she tosses a twist in that will make you change your mind and then the big ending.
This was a book that I couldn't let go of. It is fantastic and it really just leaves me at a loss for words because it was so good.