Thank you, thank you to Justine Sha with Harlequin Books for the opportunity to be a part of this book tour! I was graced with an advanced copy of This Is How I Lied, OUT NOW, in exchange for my honest review!
This was a book I read where I kept saying to myself, “What the heck, who is lying?!?!” At first I thought the title was misleading…and then it all unraveled! Let’s dig in!
This story is told in 2 parts, 1995 and 2020. Eve Knox was murdered and discovered by her best friend, Maggie. Maggie’s dad is the police chief and is investigating the murder…except no suspects have even been apprehended. Fast forward to 2020 when a piece of evidence is discovered and Maggie, now a detective on the police force, is tasked with reopening the cold case to resubmit evidence.
Things take a turn when Nola, Eve’s sister, gets involved. I don’t want to say much because it will ruin the book, but she is a crazy, deranged person. How she has managed to stay out of any trouble, I don’t know.
What did I love about this? I had no idea where the book was going. We do find out who killed Eve, but the journey to it was a twisty one. We’re talking blackmail, cover up, scandal…oh yes. I was quite pleased with how this one all turned out. It held my attention and the back and forth from the 90s to the present day helped set the stage for what happened.
4 stars. This book added to the suspense with every turn of the page. Toward the end it had my heart racing and my eyes moving at lightening speed because I was on the edge of my seat dying to know what was happening! This is definitely a tale where secrets come to light. Highly recommend for those of you who love thrillers…complete with a hard to predict ending! Happy reading!
Title: This Is How I Lied
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller, Suspense
Publisher: Park Row
Release Date: May 12, 2020
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