About the Book"Det. Maggie Kennedy-O'Keefe of the Grotto, Iowa, PD is assigned to a cold case, the murder of her 16-year-old best friend, Eve Knox, after two kids find a new piece of evidence, Eve's boot, in the cave where Maggie found Eve's body 25 years earlier."--Publisher's description.
Book SynopsisGudenkauf 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
Review Quotes"Once again Heather Gudenkauf proves herself the master of the smart, suspenseful small-town thriller that gets right under your skin.... The question of who can be trusted, and how far, will have you racing to the end. I was utterly absorbed." --Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew and The Nanny "A twisty, evocative tale of the danger of secrets and the power the past has to lead us down deliciously dangerous paths. Immersive and richly atmospheric, This Is How I Lied intertwines page-turning suspense with characters that creep into your very bones.... An exhilarating thriller that shows Heather Gudenkauf is at the top of her game." --Christina McDonald, USA Today bestselling author of The Night Olivia Fell "Suspenseful... Through alternating viewpoints Gudenkauf keeps the tension high. Fans of dogged, resourceful female detectives will cheer Maggie every step of the way." --Publishers Weekly "Be prepared for all kinds of surprises because nothing is as it seems in Heather Gudenkauf's latest compulsive thriller, This Is How I Lied. Full of dark twists and turns, and questionable characters, this one will keep you wondering who did what, who will do what next, and if they'll get away with it. Gudenkauf is a master at writing small-town creepy, and this novel deserves a top spot on your reading pile." --Hannah Mary McKinnon, bestselling author of Her Secret Son, and The Neighbors "Utterly chilling, This Is How I Lied is a deep, twisting mystery from a writer hitting her stride. You won't see it coming, and you won't be able to turn away." --JT Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Lie to Me