By: Heather Gudenkauf
A good thrill is a delectable novel to sink your teeth into. But when I read the review calling Heather Gudenkauf’s Missing Pieces “thoughtful thriller”, I started salivating like a dog staring at a soup bone. Reading the novel was every bit as enjoyable and it most definitely lived up to its reviews. Heather Gudenkauf has delivered a masterful thriller in her novel, Missing Pieces. The book starts with a mysterious crime that brings a wayward son home to his small town with his wife at his side. Over the course of the novel, his wife discovers that she has been lied to and works to unravel a tangled web of lies and half truths that also ends up solving a murder. I hate to admit it because I like to think of myself as a well read person, especially in this harrowing genre, but I didn’t the ending coming. It was a total surprise and you need to read it for yourself to find out why. Heather Gudenkauf has earner her place on my list of authors to follow and I will be patiently waiting, sitting and staying, like a well behaved pet, in hopes that she’ll release a followup to this, her latest, Missing Pieces.
Heather Gudenkauf artfully creates a small town with a big secret in her latest work Missing Pieces. Years ago a young boy finds his mother, murdered at the bottom of their basement stairs and days later his father goes missing. Most of the town thinks that his father must have murdered his mother, but some aren’t so sure. Years later, Jack Quinlan must return to the small town for the attempted murder of his aunt and adoptive mother. At first they think it was just a bad fall, but the injuries aren’t quite consistent with a trip down the stairs. The Quinlan family is turned upside down when each one of them becomes a suspect. After reading Heather Gudenkauf’s latest novel it’s not hard to see why she has earned the title of a New York Times and USA Today best selling author. I’m kicking myself for not having read her books sooner, but don’t worry, after reading Missing Pieces, that is going to change.