Review of THIS IS HOW I LIED by Heather Gudenkauf

Wow! This book had me feeling all of the emotions. I went from angry to sad to puzzled back to angry back to puzzled and ended with sad. And finally satisfied and content! This was a totally awesome book, with so many surprises and red herring clues that I had no idea who did what, but I was certainly cheering for Detective Maggie Kennedy to find the culprit and bring him or her to justice. As teens, Maggie and Eve Knox hung out together regularly, having been friends for years. Their path seems to veer away from each other when both have boyfriends. But the two girls also have secrets and these secrets that they are hiding could kill them. Was Maggie a killer? Or maybe it was Eve’s abusive boyfriend Nick? Or even the strange man in the red sweatshirt? Mix in a mentally disturbed sister named Nola Knox and the story gets very complicated and even more puzzling. At times I felt like I had whiplash from trying to keep up with all of the turns in this mind-stimulating novel. What a great thrill ride it was, all the way up until the end when I had tears in my eyes. Fans of psychological thrillers and suspense will devour this book! Congratulations to Heather Kudengauf for another winning story that will capture her readers from the beginning to the end!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”


Author: Heather Gudenkauf

ISBN: 9780778309703

Publication Date: May 12, 2020

Publisher: Park Row Books

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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.

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