This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf

This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf

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 and secrets about what really… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Victim-blaming
  • Sexual assault
  • Statutory rape
  • Abusive relationship
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Infertility & pregnancy loss
  • Murder of a friend recounted
  • Death of a parent
  • Animal death & cruelty
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