Author: Heather Gudenkauf


Book Review 96: Little Lies by Heather Gudenkauf

Posted on June 15, 2015
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Book Review 96: Little Lies by Heather Gudenkauf

I’ve read 3 of Heather Gudenkauf‘s four novels. I did enjoy “Little Lies,” a short story and prequel to Little Mercies. Although I enjoy her longer works more as she is the master as weaving multiple story lines and building tension which is harder to do in just 40 pages, I would recommend “Little Lies” for those readers who are unsure about whether Gudenkauf is an author they want to explore. She deals with some […]


Book Review 38: Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Posted on September 22, 2014
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Book Review 38: Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

I once again had the opportunity to hear Heather Gudenkauf speak at our local Barnes and Noble. It’s always a pleasure to see Heather as she is friendly, warm and honest about her journey as a writer. After her reading and Q & A, I picked up a copy of her latest novel, Little Mercies, which I immediately started reading almost as soon as I got home. I was immediately sucked into Little Mercies and […]


Rewind Review 04: One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

Posted on September 16, 2014
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Rewind Review 04: One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

Gudenkauf has a way of weaving a thrilling narrative from the perspective of 5 different characters in the novel. Since the plot is based on a mystery of who is holding the 3rd grade class hostage in a small Iowa town, I waited in anticipation of the reveal. While there were clues as to who-dun-it, I didn’t feel the tie was strong enough to the narrators who were sharing their views the events as they […]