This is How I Lied

This is How I Lied

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 Nanny

Everyone 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.

Check out these other riveting novels of suspense by bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf:

The Weight of Silence
These Things Hidden
One Breath Away
Little Mercies
Missing Pieces
Not a Sound
Before She Was Found

Title:This is How I Lied
ISBN:9781488056291
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    This is How I Lied Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Ladies and gentleman, we have another WINNER!As soon as I saw Heather Gudenkauf’s name, I requested this book without reading its blurb, because “Before She was found” was one of my last year’...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    Heather Gudenkauf joined us in The Behind the Pages group for Spoiler-free Q & A to talk about her books and her writing process To see what Heather has to say you can find the Q & A here to ask Heat...

  • Kaceey

    Meh...💁🏻‍♀️At seven months pregnant, Maggie knows she can’t continue her role as an active police detective. She’s been assigned desk duty digging into a cold-case from over twenty yea...

  • megs_bookrack

    **3.5-stars rounded up**This is how I lied, and this is my truth.In 1995, 15-year old, Eve Knox was viciously murdered.When she didn't arrive home on that fateful night, her Mom panicked. It was so un...

  • daph_pink

    2.75Yet another mystery book where author tries to make her characters interesting and secretive and fails to do it. Why I picked up this book?There was a comment on this book :- based in a small town...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars, rounded up.Heather Gudenkauf's new thriller, This Is How I Lied , is not to be confused with Riley Sager's The Last Time I Lied or any other thriller with the word "lied" in it.If yo...

  • Michelle

    Starts with a bang but sadly fizzles out. At around 60% a reveal is made that pissed me off because at this point everything we've been told is basically a lie. There was absolutely no foreshadowing o...

  • Norma

    Gripping, absorbing, and an irresistible page turner!THIS IS HOW I LIED by HEATHER GUDENKAUF is a cleverly layered, compelling, dark, and suspenseful psychological thriller that meanders and holds you...

  • Kelli Wilson

    3.25 stars!A mystery book about a 25 year old unsolved murder. New evidence has been discovered that leads to reopening the case. The current lead detective on the case was actually the one who origin...

  • Berit???

    Gripping and disturbing. Heather Gudenkauf has crafted an addictive, dark and twisted who done it. 25 years ago Maggie’s best friend Eve was murdered. The case was never solved, but now there is a n...