Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Publisher: Park Row
Source: Emer at Harper Collins
Goodreads: 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.
Ope’s Opinion: Heather Gudenkauf is one of my authors that I automatically say, yes, I want to read her books. She draws me in from the beginning with characters that are real and you want to follow their stories.
There was more creepiness in this book then I usually read or care for, but it really did have to do with the story – it wasn’t just thrown in there to give you chills. This was not as intense as some Gudenkauf’s books, but still kept my attention and drew me to the end.
I thought I knew who did it, then I changed my mind – should have stuck with my first guess, but wasn’t sure until the end.