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Heather Gudenkauf

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Heather is the NYT and USA Today Bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE and NOT A SOUND.

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Heather Gudenkauf I'm working on the revisions to an upcoming locked door thriller set during the middle of a snowstorm. It's interspersed with a true crime account of …moreI'm working on the revisions to an upcoming locked door thriller set during the middle of a snowstorm. It's interspersed with a true crime account of a missing teenager. I can't wait to share it with readers.(less)
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The Weight of Silence

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These Things Hidden

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One Breath Away

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Little Mercies

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Before She Was Found

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Not a Sound

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Missing Pieces

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Little Lies

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This is How I Lied

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This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf
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"Excellent book. A twisted who done it, with a variety of characters and a small amount of insanity that bring light to this story. Well written with drama, tragedy, fear and love woven together to make this an outstanding read. Don’t miss this one."
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"This is How I Lied is the latest psychological thriller by Heather Gudenkauf.  Lots of twists and turns and be prepared, there will come a time when it's impossible to put down! I want to thank Net Galley and Harlequin for an early copy to review."
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Stephanie Fitzgerald Thanks, Heather!😃


message 18: by Laura

Laura Jennifer D. wrote: "Hello! I just wanted to check in with you to find out if you have a new book coming out soon? I am anxiously waiting to see what you will come up with next!"


Yes! Me too!


message 17: by Donna

Donna I love all your books. I'd be honored to win one on Good Reads someday. You are a brilliant writer and one of my very favorite authors.
God Bless.
Donna


message 16: by Cheryl

Cheryl Harflett Hi Heather! First off let me just say I LOVE YOUR BOOKS! You have such a gift for making me feel every little thing your characters are feeling or emoting. Your writing is so incredibly powerful, you are a gift to the literary world!!

I am currently doing a "book challenge" and one of the items on the list is to read a book recommended by an author you love. So......what do you recommend I read? What is a book that you really enjoyed?


message 15: by Dale

Dale Thele Heather, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading Little Lies.
Wishing you the very best!


Jennifer D. Hello! I just wanted to check in with you to find out if you have a new book coming out soon? I am anxiously waiting to see what you will come up with next!


Kristine Davila heather do you have an upcoming novel? thank you for endowing us a good book, always...


Aoibhínn Hi Heather. Thanks for accepting the friends request. I love all your books! When is your next one coming out?


message 11: by Heather

Heather Gudenkauf Connie wrote: "Heather, thank you for accepting my friend request. I have just completed The Weight of Silenceand truly loved it. Calli was so alive for me from page one! All of the characters were important to m..."

You are welcome! Thanks for your kind words!

Heather


message 10: by Connie (Ava Catherine) (last edited Dec 04, 2012 09:48PM)

Connie (Ava Catherine) Heather, thank you for accepting my friend request. I have just completed The Weight of Silenceand truly loved it. Calli was so alive for me from page one! All of the characters were important to me, but Calli leapt from the pages of the book and walked around with me. Thank you for such a stunning book that highlights a very real problem for some of our children and mothers. I look forward to reading your other books.


message 9: by Donna

Donna Heather,
Thank you for friending me on Goodreads. I just finished reading One Breath Away. It was a real page turner. I couldn't put it down until I got through with it. I am now reading These Hidden Things.
Donna


Samantha Sellers Can't wait until tomorrow to get the new book! I already have it pre ordered on my nook. Heather, you sure are doing a wonderful job in keeping me interested in ready. If it weren't for Kristin Hannah, Nicholas Sparks, and you there would be a lot of searching for books.....I know without a doubt if the 3 of you write something, it is going to be wonderful!!!


Shannon Rochester It's funny. When I read These Things Hidden, I was living in Las Vegas and had no idea that my husband was about to get offered a job in Iowa. I just finished The Weight of Silence and it was very cool reading about places that I now know about. :)


Samantha Sellers I can't wait until Friday to get my book!! I am excited that they decided to release it this week instead of next week!! Hope you are taking a little bit of time to breath Heather!!!!


Heather Gudenkauf Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello, it is nice to meet you. :)"

Hello - it's wonderful to meet you!


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Annie Hi, great to meet you too!


Harlequin Books Hello, it is nice to meet you. :)


Heather Gudenkauf Brittany wrote: "The Weight of Silence was a phenomenal book! I hope to read some more of your work soon :) "

Thanks Brittany!


Brittany The Weight of Silence was a phenomenal book! I hope to read some more of your work soon :)


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