I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf. As soon as I read the synopsis for this book, I was in. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Park Row and Heather Gudenkauf for letting me be a part of this tour.
Title: This Is How I Lied
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Published by: Park Row
Released: May 12, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: Gudenkauf proves herself the master of the smart, suspenseful small-town thriller that gets right under your skin.” —Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of The NannyEveryone has a secret they’ll do anything to hide…
Twenty-five years ago, the body of sixteen-year-old Eve Knox was found in the caves near her home in small-town Grotto, Iowa—discovered by her best friend, Maggie, and her sister, Nola. There were a handful of suspects, including her boyfriend, Nick, but without sufficient evidence the case ultimately went cold.
For decades Maggie was haunted by Eve’s death and that horrible night. Now a detective in Grotto, and seven months pregnant, she is thrust back into the past when a new piece of evidence surfaces and the case is reopened. As Maggie investigates and reexamines the clues, secrets about what really happened begin to emerge. But someone in town knows more than they’re letting on, and they’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried deep. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! This was one good read. I was hooked from the start. I love a good mystery thriller. I always want to read them. Heather Gudenkauf writes good mystery thrillers.
I loved how this was a cold case story. There's just something so wrong about a case that is shelved because it can't be solved at the time. By wrong, I mean it gives such a hopeless sort of feeling. These people deserve justice, their families deserve it. So, I really enjoyed that this story gave us a cold case. I also really liked going back and forth in time, being able to experience what happened in the past and how it has shaped these characters' lives.
This Is How I Lied has some very grim subject matter. It definitely gives the story a really dark tone and just makes everything more compelling.
Twisty twists appeared and really did shock me. I enjoyed that a lot. I like when a mystery really throws me a curveball I wasn't expecting.
I thought This Is How I Lied was great! I definitely enjoyed it from the first page to the last. Heather Gudenkauf writes a great mystery and I'm definitely going to be reading more from her.
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.
Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf. Thanks so much to Park Row and Heather Gudenkauf for having me on the tour. I'd definitely say give this book a read if mystery/thrillers are your thing.