THIS IS HOW I LIED
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Publisher: Park Row Books
Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many books, including The Weight of Silence and These Things Hidden. Heather graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in elementary education, has spent her career working with students of all ages. She lives in Iowa with her husband, three children, and a very spoiled German Shorthaired Pointer named Lolo. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, and running.
With the eccentricity of Fargo and the intensity of Sadie, THIS IS HOW I LIED by Heather Gudenkauf (Park Row Books; May 12, 2020; $17.99) is a timely and gripping thriller about careless violence we can inflict on those we love, and the lengths we will go to make it right, even 25 years later.
Tough as nails and seven months pregnant, Detective Maggie Kennedy-O’Keefe of Grotto PD, is dreading going on desk duty before having the baby her and her husband so badly want. But when new evidence is found in the 25-year-old cold case of her best friend’s murder that requires the work of a desk jockey, Maggie jumps at the opportunity to be the one who finally puts Eve Knox’s case to rest.
Maggie has her work cut out for her. Everyone close to Eve is a suspect. There’s Nola, Eve’s little sister who’s always been a little… off; Nick, Eve’s ex-boyfriend with a vicious temper; a Schwinn riding drifter who blew in and out of Grotto; even Maggie’s husband Sean, who may have known more about Eve’s last day than he’s letting on. As Maggie continues to investigate, the case comes closer and closer to home, forcing her to confront her own demons before she can find justice for Eve.
My Review- Thank you to Park Row books for inviting me onto the Blog Tour for this book in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
For those of you that have followed my Blog for the past four years, you will know that Heather Gudenkauf is one of my most favorite Authors. When she publishes a book, I buy it and read it ASAP. And it’s safe to say, she has knocked it out of the ballpark with this one.
There is something so remarkable about the way Gudenkauf can weave a tale. I get so invested in her characters, and drawn into her books. The first chapters of every book of hers that I have read has always immediately grabbed my attention. I loved the way Maggie fought to find out what happened to Evie, even though it could destroy everything she knew. The secrets, and betrayals that are unmasked in this book were intense. With Gudenkauf’s books sometimes they are so heavy that I need to take a few days from reading to process things. I love a book filled with good plot twists, and ones that you think you had figured out, but really you had no idea!