Review: SAFE KEEPING by Barbara Taylor Sissel

Safe Keeping by Barbara Taylor Sissel
Published by Harlequin MIRA
Publication Date:  March 25, 2014
ISBN-10: 0778316165
ISBN-12: 978-0778316169
Number of Pages: 320
Review Copy from: Author/Harlequin
Edition: TPB
My Rating: 5

Synopsis (via GR):

My son is a murderer…. So begins this chilling and emotionally charged mystery from highly acclaimed author Barbara Taylor Sissel.

Emily Lebay had always thought of her family as ordinary. Sure, they’ve endured their share of problems, even a time of great trouble; what family hasn’t? But when a woman’s body turns up in the dense woods near their home, and Emily’s grown son Tucker is accused of murder, Emily is forced to confront the unfathomable, and everything she believed about her life is called into question.

This isn’t the first time Tucker has been targeted by the police; a year ago he was a person of interest when another woman was found dead in the same stretch of woods. Still, neither Emily nor her daughter, Lissa, can reconcile their Tucker with these brutal crimes. Terrified, convinced there’s been a tragic mistake, Emily and Lissa set out to learn the truth about Tucker, once and for all. And while his life hangs in the balance, what they discover proves far more shocking than their darkest fears.

“Past secrets contribute to present-day angst in this solid suspense novel, and the even pacing keeps the reader’s interest until the captivating conclusion.” Publisher’s Weekly

…impressive writing and affecting subject matter.” Kirkus Reviews(less)

My Thoughts and Opinion:

WOW!!!  I need to emphasize that WOW!
Barbara Taylor Sissel went on my “authors to read list” after reading her novel THE NINTH STEP.  And she stayed that after I finished reading THE VOLUNTEER and EVIDENCE OF LIFE.  Now with this latest book, SAFE KEEPING, she has a permanent spot on that list.

The LeBay family is once again dealing with a heart wrenching and “could it be” family crisis, son and brother, Tucker, is being accused of murder.  Not Tucker!  Yes he has had some difficulty in life, but murder?  Yes, the family has some secrets, but murder?   There are more likely suspects other than Tucker.  With unconditional love, the family will prove his innocence.  Or can they?

I know when I start to read a Barbara Taylor Sissel book, the writing is going to be impeccable, the characters life like and relatable, the suspense incredible.  And she didn’t disappoint with this novel.  She has an amazing talent of weaving a tale full of chapter cliff hangers, possible suspects, roller coaster action that is difficult to put down and comes to a climax with a “never saw coming” ending.  Heart pounding!!  An intense read!

I highly recommend!!!

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3 thoughts on “Review: SAFE KEEPING by Barbara Taylor Sissel

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