Before She Was Found: A Novel

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22 reviews

About this ebook

A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence.

For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover—movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences.

Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora—and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted—not even those closest to Cora.

Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship and betrayal, about the power of social pressure and the price of needing to fit in. It is about the great lengths a parent will go to protect their child and keep them safe—even if that means burying the truth, no matter the cost.

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
Little Mercies
Missing Pieces
Not a Sound
This is How I Lied

22 reviews
A Google user
December 29, 2018
OMG, Heather Gudenkauf is my new favorite author!!! This is the first book I read from her and thought it was absolutely amazing. This book reminded me of the Slender Man case with a wild twist at the end. The author did such a great job that you had no clue what was coming next or who was to blame. Every character in the book had a specific role on how the book was go to end. I would definitely recommend this book and give it 5 Stars.
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A Google user
I was really engaged for at least half the book, and the narrator is great. But it there was too much middle school "frenemies" drama; I can't care that long, without wanting to smack the pre-teens. And the ending was not satisfying.
A Google user
Timely story inspired by current headlines. The story is told from multiple perspectives and not presented sequentially; attention needs be given to the dates on the individual narrations. The interplay of family relations is fascinating, each family finds their child the victim.

About the author

Heather Gudenkauf is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound. Heather lives in Iowa with her family.

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