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!Read Epub ì This Is How I Lied ë 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 ColdFor 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 Than They Re Letting On, And They Ll Stop At Nothing To Keep The Truth Buried DeepCheck Out These Other Riveting Novels Of Suspense By Bestselling Author Heather Gudenkauf The Weight Of SilenceThese Things HiddenOne Breath AwayLittle MerciesMissing PiecesNot A SoundBefore She Was Found Yet 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 where secrets are still alive and you know how much i like books set in small town So yes I decided to read it.REVIEW Why I disliked this book Poor character development now this is the thing I disliked the most about this book All the characters are horribly portrayed Maggie ,the haun Yet 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 where secrets are still alive and you know how much i like books set in small town So yes I decided to read it.REVIEW Why I disliked this book Poor character development now this is the thing I disliked the most about this book All the characters are horribly portrayed Maggie ,the haunted cop I literally just don t care what she thinks or do in the entire story, the actions she performed at the end will make you wanna kill her Eve,the tragic victim the only sensible character in the book though Nola,the psychopath let s take a moment to appreciate how author miserably failed to portray her charactershe is too much psychopath like due diligence had been made to make her interesting Obvious turn of events any red herring curveballs thrown at readers were far too obvious repetitive some facts and info provided to readers were useless and repetitive Unsatisfying ending personally I wantedThe end seem incomplete to me TRIGGER WARNINGThis book feature some uncomfortable and unnerving events like abusive relationship absent parenting animal torture alluded torture bullying death of parents gaslighting infertility loss of pregnancies sexism assault rapeWhy I gave it 3 stars Setting in small town where past is still alive Scenic description the way author described the town.omg you will instantly fall in love with it.the town itself holds the power to draw you towards the storyIt was a page turner, because you want to know the truth, no matter how obvious is this 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 s favorite, underrated books and I believe her new book will be also another surprising, twisting, heart throbbing, gripping thriller And yes, I don t have to be clairvoyant to know I ll get something fresh, mind numbing, well written with impeccably crafted, complex characters It is already at my top ten 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 s favorite, underrated books and I believe her new book will be also another surprising, twisting, heart throbbing, gripping thriller And yes, I don t have to be clairvoyant to know I ll get something fresh, mind numbing, well written with impeccably crafted, complex characters It is already at my top ten favorite thrillers list of this year.The story is told by 3 narrators Officer Maggie Kennedy O keefe, investigating a 25 years old cold case her best friend Eve Knox s brutal murder A woman officer investigates the brutal murder when she is expecting gives us Frances McDormand s Marge Gunderson vibes from Fargo Eve Knox, victim, 15 years old, is living her sister Nola who is showing sociopathic tendencies and her hard working, strict mother We re going back and forth between her murder day and present time to catch the parts of her story and getting a clue about whodunit These parts are heart wrenching because Eve also suffers from abuses of her boyfriend Nick, dealing with family problems and her best friend Maggie gives her cold shoulder who seems like keeping a terrible secret from her From the beginning till the end, Eve s story confuses our minds and gives so many perpetrator candidates, pointing fingers to the different people.And Nola describing her as weird could be wrong because her animal dissecting practices, hoarding tendencies and transcriptions of her s ances with her psychiatrist tells us she could be twin sister of Dexter And when we go back and forth between past and present we see that her mother might have lied about her whereabouts at the murder time She is the most irritating, disturbing character of the book From the beginning you get suspicious about motives and she can easily surprise us with her unexpected actions.The case is reopened after a new piece of evidence victim s shoe is found by little kid Now forensics technology improved and DNA results could help them to get better results Maggie is 7 months pregnant This is her miracle child because she and her husband Shaun tried too many times to be parents and now they have to becautious Maggie needs to stay away from stressful situations But when the case reopens, she also knows she already reopened the can of worms because there are so many secret will be resurfaced Her father Henry who was also police officer conducted the investigation 25 years ago but he didn t find a suspect Now he suffers from amnesia and he forgets what you tell him a few minutes later But Maggie thinks her father keeps to himself something secret about the investigation Something deadly crucial and important.Maggie also keeps secrets that can change everything about the case and her own life She already gets death threats and somebody put their barn into the fire to give her a message If she shares with her husband, it can destroy their marriage but she finds out, her husband was also friend of Eve and he was one of the last persons who has seen her before getting killed Why Shaun didn t mention it to his wife So who killed Eve Knox At the last third The author throws a bomb into our laps A shocking revelation And after this revelation, you start to read action packed, heart pounding, blood freezing, high tension last quarter while you re sitting at the edge of your couch and getting sick of biting your nails and starting to bite your couch pillows and your mouth keeps getting filled with feathers.Overall Pacing, story development, characterization are perfect I couldn t put it down and turn into home quarantined couch potato and I never regretted It was one of my best reads of the year Special thanks to NetGalley and HARLEQUIN Park Row for sharing this powerful ARC in exchange my honest review And special thanks to Heather Gudenkauf for writing this remarkable, moving, gripping novel 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 Heather a question or leave her a commenthttps www.goodreads.com topic show My review This Is How I Lied has a little something different here with the creep level to the story and Heather Gudenkauf had me a little worried as she created a sense of dread for me like I haven t felt before while read 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 Heather a question or leave her a commenthttps www.goodreads.com topic show My review This Is How I Lied has a little something different here with the creep level to the story and Heather Gudenkauf had me a little worried as she created a sense of dread for me like I haven t felt before while reading I enjoyed that feeling of not knowing what to expect with that sense of dread I put my trust in her and was rewarded with a chilling, dark and twisty entertaining read.For me, this one was all about Nola She is one odd, dark character with an interesting creepy side to her She has an exciting, mysterious side to her that created some great tension and suspense to the story that had me turning those pages as fast as I could She brought something a little different to the story and she was a character we wanted to talk about.The crime here centers around the murder of Eve, Nola s sister and her best friend, Maggie Well, things didn t really add up the way I would have liked them to, I loved the dynamics between Nola and Maggie Maggie also brings something a little different here with the tension in the story with her pregnancy and I feared the danger she might be in I enjoyed how things came together with Nola and Maggie and thought it all wrapped well I recommend it I received a copy from the publisher for a blog tour on NetGalley 3.5 stars rounded up This is how I lied, and this is my truth.In 1995, 15 year old, Eve Knox was murdered, her body left in a cave.When she didn t arrive home that night, her Mom panicked, it was so unlike Eve and a frantic search began.Her best friend, Maggie, teams up with Eve s little sister, Nola, and they ultimately end up finding her body that very night.Neither girl will ever forget those horrific events.Twenty five years later, Maggie, has followed in her Father s footsteps and is now 3.5 stars rounded up This is how I lied, and this is my truth.In 1995, 15 year old, Eve Knox was murdered, her body left in a cave.When she didn t arrive home that night, her Mom panicked, it was so unlike Eve and a frantic search began.Her best friend, Maggie, teams up with Eve s little sister, Nola, and they ultimately end up finding her body that very night.Neither girl will ever forget those horrific events.Twenty five years later, Maggie, has followed in her Father s footsteps and is now a detective in her hometown.Around eight months pregnant, she is currently working desk duty, when new evidence is found related to Eve s case.The boot Eve was wearing on the night of her death has been discovered The hope is that with new advancements in forensic science, they will be able to extract some DNA that could finally lead to her killer.The sudden resurgence of interest in the case begins to take its toll on Maggie.She becomes slightly obsessed with it all over again and starts doing some digging of her own Her Father was in charge of the case all those years ago Now, he struggles with dementia and she s wondering if there may have been issues even then.The secrets that come to light in this story, it s a lot Secrets involving multiple characters.I had some serious jaw drop moments while reading this This is How I Lied is a quick, compelling read If you are looking for something to get your mind off real life for a while, look no further This is it I will be honest, there were definitely some elements in this that made me uncomfortable.Specifically, Nola, Eve s sister, is a very disturbing character There are some aspects of her personality that at times, made me want to close this book and never pick it back up again But I needed to know the truth There were also times when I was uncomfortable with Maggie s pregnancy and the risks she was taking caused some anxiety for me.As the story unfolds, however, it becomes clear as to why she feels so compelled.This is a wild story It is dynamic and engaging.Oh, the secrets of a small town You never know what you are going to dig up Thank you so much to the publisher, Park Row Press, for providing me with a copy to read and review.It was a wicked fun read