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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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Average rating: 3.9 · 113,924 ratings · 12,713 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Weight of Silence

3.93 avg rating — 37,249 ratings — published 2008 — 64 editions
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These Things Hidden

3.86 avg rating — 32,081 ratings — published 2011 — 37 editions
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One Breath Away

3.98 avg rating — 15,380 ratings — published 2012 — 32 editions
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Little Mercies

4.01 avg rating — 13,338 ratings — published 2014 — 24 editions
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Missing Pieces

3.66 avg rating — 7,138 ratings — published 2016 — 23 editions
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Not a Sound

3.82 avg rating — 5,968 ratings — published 2017 — 20 editions
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Little Lies

3.77 avg rating — 2,477 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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Before She Was Found: A Novel

4.37 avg rating — 51 ratings — expected publication 2019 — 9 editions
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Not a Sound: A Thriller

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"Wow! This book took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions! Three twelve year old girls are researching an urban legend. They go to the train yard where one girl is brutally attacked. This is a story of friendship, bullying and the need to belong..." Read more of this review »
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A stunning thriller that instantly grabbed me by the throat and wouldn’t let go until the final poignant sentence. McDonald artfully brings to the page the emotionally fraught, complex relationship between mother and daughter in this atmospheric, abs ...more
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“But you know all about that, being sorry and having no words to say something when you know you should but you just can't”
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“We're always one breath away from something, living or dying, sometimes it just can't be helped.”
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“Every five-year-old kid should have a pair of happy pajamas. (217)”
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Stephanie Fitzgerald Thanks, Heather!😃


message 18: by Laura

Laura Shavers 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!


message 4: by Annie

Annie Gudenkauf 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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