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.
And don’t miss Heather’s latest book, AN OVERNIGHT GUEST! You’ll be chilled and riveted from start to finish with this story of an unexpected visitor and a deadly snowstorm!
Check out these other riveting novels of suspense by bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf:
The Weight of Silence
These Things Hidden
One Breath Away
Not a Sound
Before She Was Found
This Is How I Lied
4 stars… good narration
Author didn’t do homework.
It is difficult to offer credence to an author who either cannot hide his/her bias, or has neglected to do their homework. In this case, very early on, the author clearly either hates ranchers or has neglected to do any research into what it might be like to have a veterinarian attend to a colicky horse. The veterinarian “plunged the needle into the horse’s jugular” and, “some people shouldn’t be allowed to own animals” based on the incidence of colic, are harsh and ignorant statements. And using exam gloves to do a rectal on a horse is laughable. Would anyone stick their entire arm into a horse’s rear end with only a glove? If this scene cannot be trusted, then how can any other scene be trusted? Otherwise, the writing was fine and it was engaging. I would have enjoyed it if the ranch scene had been better presented.
Deep in Ransom Caves
As always, Mrs. Heather Gudenkauf leads you down a thrilling twisting river of mystery and when you finally get to the end of that river it’s an open ocean engulfing you inside all the twists and turns she made along the way! Fair warning friends, you will be mind blown at the end of her works. She always leaves you wanting more! Mrs. Gudenkauf is my favorite author and I dare you to get lost exploring Ransom Caves with her in this phenomenal book! PS. Don’t forget your flashlight because “there is power in light.”