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Safe Keeping At the heart of every crime there s a family My son is a murderer So begins this chilling and emotionally charged mystery from highly acclaimed author Barbara Taylor Sissel Emily Lebay had always tho

  • Title: Safe Keeping
  • Author: Barbara Taylor Sissel
  • ISBN: 9780778316169
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the heart of every crime, there s a family.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 dAt the heart of every crime, there s a family.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 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.essive writing and affecting subject matter Kirkus Reviews

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    1. Susan on said:

      Do You Ever Really Know Someone??SAFE KEEPING is by one of my new go to authors, Barbara Taylor Sissel. This is the story of the Lebay family. Tucker and Lissa are brother and sister. Their parents are Roy and Emily. Tucker has been in trouble with the police before. Now it seems he is in trouble again. The police have found a dead woman on the same stretch of the highway where they found one a year before. A year ago, Tucker was questioned as a person of interest in the police departments inves [...]

    2. Cheryl on said:

      I picked up a copy of this book because it falls in the genre that I like. However it did not intrigue me. I got to page 56 and put the book down. I came back to a long while later and started reading it again as I was determined to read the book. Sadly though I only got a few more pages into the book and finally gave up on it. None of the characters or storyline were drawing me in and keeping my interest. Plus, I really did not like the way that they talked. Such a bummer as I thought this book [...]

    3. Pauline Tilbe on said:

      The characters drew me in from the first few pages. There was quickly a sense of hidden stories and conflict that was weaved amongst the family members. Tucker couldn't possibly be capable of murder and yet everything points to yes, he is. Roy's history makes him an imposing character but when needed, Emily stands her ground to put her family back together. The portrayal of Roy's PTSD was something I haven't seen written so well in other stories. This is a page turner for sure and kept me up pas [...]

    4. Deanna on said:

      Interesting premise, but I never felt any connection to the characters. The characters themselves seemed to be lacking in emotion a bitor at least, their emotions didn't translate well to the pages (more "telling" than "showing" was the case here, I think).

    5. Nenette on said:

      Right after I finished the book, a question came to mind: what could be worse, death or incarceration? We're talking about either one happening to one's child. Both are unthinkable, unimaginable. Denial from the family is a natural reaction, as the mind cannot grapple with the idea of a kin, one of their own being capable of an evil act like murder.I had hoped that the killer was someone else; maybe it was the mother in me. Yet, when the truth was exposed, it's true what's said that one can only [...]

    6. Elizabeth on said:

      I don't believe I've ever read a book quite like "Safe Keeping." It was extremely emotional and the plot held my interest throughout. I just couldn't believe that Tucker was a murderer (not a spoiler because it's in the synopsis). I still don't believe it. This family broke my heart. Emily, the mom, was such a tragic figure. She loves and supports her family so much that she's constantly hurting - and Lissa is the same way. She believes in Tucker no matter what. Even when everything is falling a [...]

    7. Michelle on said:

      I think something must be wrong with me because I keep looking for more fucked up twists and even darker depravity. This one was just ok.

    8. Deborah Carr on said:

      2.5 stars. This book was just OK. I felt like there was just too much going on; Tucker being charged with murder, Roy's PTSD, Emily's many, many issues, and Lissa/Evan's baby situation. This book just tried too hard and didn't deliver. One of my biggest issues is that central to everyone's story was Tucker, and we learned the least about him. Very disappointing.

    9. Lori on said:

      Really enjoyed reading this book. It was a page-turner, and the characters were relatable and believable.

    10. Ashley on said:

      When another missing woman is found murdered it once again casts a dark shadow over the Lebay family. How could it not? Jessica was murdered in the same manner and found in same location as Miranda whose body was found only a year earlier. Jessica, like Miranda, had a close association with Tucker Lebay and they had fought on the night she went missing. Miranda’s murder had never been solved and now Tucker once again is considered a “person of interest.” He, of course, proclaims his innoce [...]

    11. Carla on said:

      ****** This is a First Reads, Thank You *****I think 2 1/2 stars would be more accurate in my rating to be fair. The story surrounds a family in Texas; Emily, the matriarch, who has her own pains and regrets in life as she blindly carries and sweeps her family's clean or bakes her way in a false stepford smile; Roy, the patriarch, wounded in war, came back with ptsd, did damage to his family in more ways than one, the night terrors sometimes keep in the day, questions was it all worth the pain; [...]

    12. Domonique on said:

      I absolutely loved this book! It was so good I just had to keep reading it, I finished it in just a few days. I have to say, the story really did tug at my heart strings, how one simple act so long ago could have such a huge impact on a family and change them in so many ways. Obviously, when the Dad got back from the war and did what he did to his son( I won't reveal to much because I don't want to give it away), that entire event scarred the son, Tucker, in a way that no one could have imagined [...]

    13. Patty on said:

      Safe KeepingByBarbara Taylor SisselMy " in a nutshell" summaryMurders of women plague a family. Tuckere troubled son accused of these crimes he guilty or misunderstood? HmmmMy thoughts after reading this bookThis was a mystery surrounding a very troubled family. Lissa and and her brother Tucker were the interesting characters for me. Tuckeroubledspoiledt responsible at allhas been accused twice of murder. Of course he swears he is innocentd it seems as though he is. He has a reason for every act [...]

    14. Sharon Huether on said:

      Safe Keeping Barbara Taylor Sissel I won this book through . A family in crisis. The father, a returning Vet from Nam had constant terrors; they reflected on his son. The son accused of murder. His sister wanting to see him innocent at all costs. The parents finding proof of his guilt. In his last act of kindness the father took the bullet meant for the son. There were many twists and turns in this story. The family loved their son, but knew he had to pay for his crimes. They were able to move [...]

    15. Natalie on said:

      lost interest after 30 pages or so. I could not even keep the characters straight in my mind. sorry, but I do not know how this got the reviews it did.

    16. Eileen on said:

      It was a quick read, but kinda dull. And I was kinda hoping Lissa would get an abortion cause it annoyed me that her husband thought he could take her to court to prevent her from having one.

    17. Alicia on said:

      Emotionally moving "Safe Keeping" by Barbara Taylor SisselWhat happens when you think your son may have murdered two women, yet at the same time you are almost convinced he could not have done it. Are you making justifications that he is always pestered by the cops, he has lied in the past, but not always, yes he has struggled at everything he has tried to do and just appears to have little or no ability to really succeed. Is this a result of how he was born? How he was raised? A traumatic event [...]

    18. Jool on said:

      An interesting plot - what would you do if one of your family members was accused of not one but two murders - or even more? 34 year old Tucker is that person who has been accused. His mother and his sister and her husband stand behind him 100 percent. The only thing his father says, a Vietnam veteran who lost a leg in the war and struggles with PTSD - doesn't care what happens to Tucker, except that he "get the hell out of the house". This is something I have wondered about; what if a beloved, [...]

    19. Mrs on said:

      Awesome book! I absolutely LOVED it. I had kind of a hard time getting into it at first, but once I hit about chapter 3, I was hooked.

    20. Sheila on said:

      A family must deal with their son/brother being accused of murder.Did he really do it?

    21. Andrea Corley on said:

      For a more in depth review, please visit my blog, Chorley Chronicals!I have really come to love the writing of Barbara Taylor Sissel, and must say that Evidence of Life was one of my favorite books that I've read, so when I saw that she had a new book coming out, I did everything I could to find out how I could get my hands on a copy of Safe Keeping. I knew that Barbara Taylor Sissel was in with one of my groups, Sisterhood of the Traveling Books, so I checked there, and sure enough, she had Sa [...]

    22. Cheryl on said:

      Safe Keeping by Barbara Taylor SisselPublished by Harlequin MIRAPublication Date: March 25, 2014ISBN-10: 0778316165ISBN-12: 978-0778316169Number of Pages: 320Review Copy from: Author/HarlequinEdition: TPBMy Rating: 5Synopsis (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; w [...]

    23. Home. Love. Books. on said:

      To read this review and others like it check out my site at homelovebooks This book opens up very powerful, with a mother realizing there is a real chance her son is a murderer. That's got to be a really hard thing for a parent to consider, and you can tell that is something the whole family has a hard time considering. I was actually a little bit surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, it reminded me of one of those slow building crime/suspense movies, the book was just like that, a slow bui [...]

    24. Jeanie on said:

      Safe Keeping is the first book that I have read by Barbara Taylor Sissel. It is very well-written, an excellent second novel published under the Harlequin Mira imprint. This emotion-charged novel should be read with tissues handy! Your heart will be warmed, stretched and torn a bit as you read this expression of the incredible depth of love between parents and their children, brothers and sisters. I highly recommend this to a parent or brother or sister of one who has had a history of emotional [...]

    25. Victoria on said:

      This is such an engrossing novel - I read it in just one sitting! This family drama reels the reader in from its very first setence as a mother contemplates the fact ther her son may be a murderer. A hook like that just keeps the pages turning and turning! Split mostly between the voices of Tucker’s mother, Emily, and sister, Lissa, a small Texas comminutiy is haunted by a killer who has left two women strangled in the woods. And though there are other possibilities, the best lead an main pers [...]

    26. Stephanie on said:

      I have to admit I was surprised to find out this was a Harlequin book. I remember them as being rather simple: girl meets boy, their personalities clash or there's some other obstacle that prevents them getting together, they overcome it, and live happily ever after. This book was nothing like that.There are enough reviews on the storyline itself, so I'm going to focus on how I felt reading it. Emily frustrated me, made me want to shake her, and make her wake up to the reality of what this whole [...]

    27. Kathy on said:

      4.5 stars.Safe Keeping by Barbara Taylor Sissel is a beautifully complex and multi-layered novel that is quite compelling. When their adult son Tucker is the main suspect in the deaths of two young women, Emily and Roy Lebay are at odds over more than his guilt or innocence. Roy is ready to wash his hands of their troubled son while Emily cannot fathom deserting him when he needs them most. Siding with Emily, oldest daughter Lissa risks her marriage, and quite possibly her life, in her efforts t [...]

    28. Maggie61 on said:

      At what point do you face the fact that your brother or son or another family member may have killed someone? Tucker had been in and out of trouble for so many years Lissa doesn't remember when he wasn't a problem. But even when he is accused of murdering a former girlfriend, Lissa and their other staunchly believe in his innocence and will do whatever it takes to prove it even when they put themselves in danger or sacrifice everything to save him. When a second girl he knows is murdered, Lissa [...]

    29. Judy Collins on said:

      SAFE KEEPING BY Barbara Taylor Sissel is a gripping suspense novel, a captivating saga of one family’s emotional journey, when forced to confront the real possibility that one of their own may have committed a horrible crime. Set in Texas, two murders hang over this family’s 34-year old son, Tucker. They must all sort through their mistakes and misunderstandings to uncover the truth.Tucker’s girlfriend Miranda was discovered dead, now another woman, Jessica, a friend Miranda’s has been f [...]

    30. Jessica Bronder on said:

      The Lebay family is one huge dysfunction after another. Roy, the father, has severe PTSD from Vietnam. This leads to him having issues with Tucker, his son. Tucker has problems of his own. His former girlfriend, Miranda, was found murdered last year in woods by his parents house. He was a person of interest but never convicted of the murder. Now Jessica has turned up dead in the same area and since she was Miranda’s friend and an acquaintance of Tucker, he is the suspect in this murder. Emily, [...]

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