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Not a Sound
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf has been described as "masterful" and "intelligent" and compared to Lisa Scottoline and Jodi Picoult. Introducing her most compelling heroine yet, she delivers a taut and emotional thriller that proves she's at the top of her class. When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters--her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again. As clues begin to surface, Amelia finds herself swept into an investigation that hits all too close to home. But how much is she willing to risk in order to uncover the truth and bring a killer to justice?
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chyepanda
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What else do you do on a snow day? Starting books 2 of the day. Going to finish my last two Heather Gudenkauf books today. :) #lovethese #snowdays #perfect for reading

Lovesbooks87 This was my first book that I read of hers and I really enjoyed it! 10mo
RadicalReader @chyepanda it is amazing how much more gripping a book is when characters are differently abled 10mo
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twinkletoes74
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Panpan

Didn‘t really enjoy this book. Found it a bit of a trial finishing it.

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UnabridgedTomes
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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This page-turner was unputtdownable. When the deaf protagonist finds the body of an old friend in the river, her life as a former nurse, current unemployed alcoholic becomes more complicated than she could have imagined, and she learns that she‘s even stronger than she ever thought possible.

TommieMarie74 I love Gudenkauf‘s work!! 2y
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UnabridgedTomes
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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I was, of course, the only person reading in the god-forsaken Apple store this afternoon. But this book is so gripping right from the jump, the din faded away and I nearly missed being called for my turn at the Genius Bar.

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Kendra.Diane
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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A picture of my mom (pictured second from left) and her siblings and their mother. New blog post up about how much I identified with Not a Sound and how these three people inspire me daily. I would love for you guys to check it out! Link is in the bio!!

Velvetfur I love those big happy smiles 😀 2y
tammysue Lovely family! That book was amazing ❤️ 2y
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MyNamesParadise
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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Ahh don't have a pic of the audiobook, but this was a good, quick listen in the car. Excellent pacing and you felt for the main character. Was satisfied with the confrontation of the murderer- Gudenkauf always delivers!

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bibliophagist89
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I have just finished reading this book at the weekend and all i can say is omG! This was such a great read with many surprising twists and a fantastic ending! Really loved this book, i have read the other books this author has written and loved them all though i think this is going to be my favourite. Would recommend to any looking at this book or even this author. She does not disappoint!

RaimeyGallant Great review! 2y
MayJasper Hi, welcome 2y
bibliophagist89 @RaimeyGallant thanks! Hi and thank you @MayJasper 2y
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SilversReviews It was good. I have read a few of her books...all very good. ENJOY if you read more. 2y
bibliophagist89 @SilversReviews yep i enjoyed it! Was a great read 😁 I've read all of her books and enjoyed everyone, she hasn't got that many out tbf.. 2y
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kate_reads
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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Psychological thriller set in Iowa written by an Iowan.
#HawkeyePride 🖤🐤🖤

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Sarah9
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Enjoyed this one. This is the second book I've read by her and most likely won't be the last.

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vonnie862
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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Reading before sunrise...Since back to school, I haven't had any time to read. I've been too busy trying to get a hang of things as being an RSP teacher. Well since I can't sleep, might as well get back to a book I started weeks ago.
#newteacher #cantsleep #latenightreading #earlymorning

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KMOlson
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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So far really enjoying this one!

KMOlson Special treat to learn the author lives in Iowa! 2y
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vonnie862
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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Had "Fig & Pig" for lunch with my current read on #NationalBookLoversDay. #lunch #librarybook #bookeats

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vonnie862
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My new read. Hopefully I don't stay up all night. I do have to work in the morning.
#librarybook #newbook #newtomeauthor #thriller

SilversReviews Very good book. 2y
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Iowalibrarychick
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Yay for Iowa authors!!!! This is an excellent mystery/thriller. A tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia deaf. Depression and drinking estrange her from her husband and step-daughter. When she discovers the body of a woman who used to be a good friend, Amelia stops at nothing to find the killer. But who is trying to stop Amelia? This is a great page turner!!!

Sarahreadstoomuch I've always really liked Heather Gudenkauf. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one! 2y
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Melmar
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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I managed to complete 12 of the 24 #24in48 #24in48readathon This was my first time participating, and I managed to read 12 hours while still having a busy weekend, so I'm happy.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚🎉🎉 2y
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melbeautyandbooks
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Saw this post on Heather Gudenkauf's FB page:
Thinking about reading NOT A SOUND for your book club? Get your discussion guide right here! Contact me at heather@heathergudenkauf.com if you would like me to join your meeting via Skype. http://www.heathergudenkauf.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Book-Club-Kit-for-Not...

SilversReviews Good book for a book club. 2y
BookBabe Love when authors do this! 2y
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specklife
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Heather Gudenkauf's newest novel is full of suspense and is a return to the writing that drew me to her work.
⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

SilversReviews ENJOY!! A good read. 2y
specklife Yes, it was!! Enjoyed it much more than her last two... 🙂🙂 2y
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Moonpa
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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Starting this one - interesting so far!

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Moonpa
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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My current library stack and I have 5 more books coming! Yikes! I need a long weekend or two!

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SilversReviews
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Another good read by Ms Gudenkauf. Review on my blog. http://silversolara.blogspot.com. 5/5 rating

specklife Just picked this one up! I like that the action has begun so soon... 2y
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Moonpa
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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Library and used book store haul!!

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Librarylady
Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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One perk of coming home from vacation is picking up all my library holds. And yes, my husband is photo bombing. However, he was completely oblivious to what I was doing.

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Debiw781
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I like anything that Heather Gudenkauf writes! Her book about the social worker is still my favorite of hers but this one was pretty darned good! I also like the fact that the heroine is deaf, as we so rarely see heroines with a hearing disability.

Gissy I'm just following your readings because they are similar to what I like to read. That is why I love Litzy! I just add a couple of books to my enormous wish list! 2y
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Booknerd2
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Heather Gudenkauf is from my home state. Iowa!!!! I've read all of her books and love them. This one did not disappoint. Hopefully I will get to see her at one of her book signings in the area. Way to represent our Hawkeyes!!!🏈🏀🏉

MimiLovesToRead This was a great book! 2y
Pelican71 I really liked it too. 2y
SilversReviews Not a sound was good. 2y
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Pelican71
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An easy going mystery/thriller featuring Amelia, a nurse that lost her hearing, and her service dog Stitch. This is my first book by this author but I will certainly look for her other books.

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Trina_L
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Bottle that shit!!!

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Trina_L
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In Chicago today , it's definitely too hot to be outside , sol I just stayed inside with my books 📚!

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alleyfam51699
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Great thriller!! I could not put it down. I read it in 2 sittings because it was so intriguing.

MyNamesParadise Good to hear! I typically enjoy her books! 2y
alleyfam51699 @MyNamesParadise it was the first one I've read of hers. I picked up another one of hers the other day at our used-book store. 2y
MyNamesParadise @alleyfam51699 I've read These Things Not Hidden and Hidden Pieces. I liked the former more but both were still good. 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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A good book for what it is: a plot-driven mystery that kept me engaged. I'd have liked to see more development of the characters, especially the late- deafened protagonist, but it was a page-turner and good choice for me during this busy time (end of school, parents coming to visit soon).

Cinfhen I've read this author before but can't remember which book🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Cinfhen I haven't read anything else by her yet -- maybe you read this one? 2y
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melbeautyandbooks
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The opening pages sucked me in and kept me reading quickly. I finished the book in two sittings.

Amelia is an ER nurse surrounded by a constant
cacophony of sounds and then in a violent instant, she's enveloped in silence.

Amelia made some bad choices trying to deal with the aftermath of this incident that took her hearing. She ended up losing her marriage, her profession, and her relationship with her daughter. Continued below 👇🏻

melbeautyandbooks 2 of 5-I think the author was very honest about her portrayal of how Amelia dealt with all of these things. I liked that she didn't try to blame others or make excuses for her own choices. She wasn't consumed by rage or revenge. (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks 3 of 5-Two years later, she's still learning how to live with her new circumstances of being suddenly deaf, an alcoholic, separated from her husband and daughter with no job. Any one of those would be a lot for anyone to handle. (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks 4 of 5- Of course Amelia gets drawn into the mystery of her friend's death. The pacing of this mystery was perfect. The author gave you just the right amount of information to keep you guessing and wanting more. She made you feel Amelia's determination and fear, which was heightened by her hearing loss. (edited) 2y
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melbeautyandbooks 5 of 5- The ending did not disappoint. It was as well done as the rest of the book. I've read several mystery/thrillers recently where the ending felt rushed or tacked on for shock value. This ending hit the right tone for the book. (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks This story is a good reminder that health care is a business. And if your doctor is not in the business of making you well, take your business to a doctor who will! Your doctor works for you, and you know yourself and your body better than anybody. 2y
Megabooks Great review! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Booksandcooks - Thank you! 😊 2y
MyNamesParadise Glad to hear this is a good one!! 2y
SilversReviews It was good. 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Currently reading this mystery/thriller ARC I got a few months ago from a local indie. Good description of terminology here. Picked it up b/c main character is deaf. I am too, but more like big D. Interestingly, author is deaf herself and her website describes her as hearing-impaired. Maybe that description was penned before this book was. This just came out last month. So far so good although it's a departure from what I usually read.

Bklover Interesting. I'm 57, and when I was way younger "hard of hearing" was what I heard used most often. 2y
Zelma Very interesting. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Bklover @Zelma I think the hearing-impaired term came later as an attempt to be an umbrella term for both Deaf/deaf and hard-of-hearing, but it is now controversial-- it's been said it's like being "straight-impaired" if one is LGBT or "white-impaired" if one is a POC. 2y
MyNamesParadise I had no idea Heather Gudenkauf was deaf!! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @MyNamesParadise I was pleasantly surprised-- usually deaf characters are written by hearing authors who don't always get it right. 2y
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melbeautyandbooks
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I love being the first person to read a brand new book from the library! She's a favorite author of mine and I have been waiting for this one.

I promise to take good care of it. ❤️📚

#lovemylibrary

Trina_L I'm the first one to get my hands on it too! I reserved it a LONG time ago :) 2y
melbeautyandbooks Way to go @Trina_L! I hope you enjoy it! 2y
MyNamesParadise Me too!! That's why I put holds quickly on all the new books once they're added to the catalog. Even though I love libraries and being able to check out books for free, the really used looking ones are like "ick" idk where this has been!! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @MyNamesParadise - Yay for you! Oh yeah some books are gross! 2y
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Mrscastro
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So, today I took a walk by the river, I set up a book post and snapped my shot. When I went to grab my book, I freaked out to see a head of a snake beside it! 😳😬🐍

CocoReads 😱😱 2y
Dragon Wow! Snake 🐍! Wow! 2y
JenReadsAlot Yikes! 2y
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Simona 😱😱😱😱 Ruuuun❗️ 2y
Mrscastro @Dragon @JenReadsAlot @CocoReads @Simona I thought my eyes where playing tricks on me for a minute! I grabbed my book and took off! 😂😳🐍 (edited) 2y
MyNamesParadise Holy crap!! You are very brave! 2y
Mrscastro @MyNamesParadise Ha ha. It scared the crap out of me. 😱 2y
Bette All I can see is that snake! 😬 I just finished this book...thankfully nowhere near a river. 😂 2y
Mrscastro @Bette Ha Ha. I really liked the book. Did you enjoy it? 2y
Bette Yes, I really got drawn into it. When she was snooping I was freaking out cuz she wouldn't hear if someone came up behind her! And I loved Stitch. ❤️🐶 2y
Mrscastro @Bette Totally agree! Love Stitch! ❤️ 2y
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MimiLovesToRead
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What a great book!!!
Highly recommended!
If you do audiobooks, the narrator is awesome!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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MimiLovesToRead
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Just started this. It seems like i've been waiting forever.

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ValerieAndBooks
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Got this ARC novel (free) from the bookstore today. Whenever I see titles like this, or w/ "Silent" or "Silence" in it, I always suspect it'll be about deafness. Yep, MC is late-deafened. Pub date May 2017. Anyone read this yet? I went there to get some bookish goodies to fill out my Cupid package (and s/he will now have one extra book, picked up another that I think s/he might like ?). Mailing #cupidgoespostal package & pic, both tomorrow!?

ValerieAndBooks I am Deaf myself so I am always curious how Deaf characters are depicted in books. 3y
Soubhiville I love the cover! I'd be interested to read this when it comes out as well! 3y
RiotMom @ValerieAndBooks did you read Talk Talk by T.C. Boyle? It's a crime story with a deaf heroine. I really enjoyed it. (Although I love T.C. Boyle, so I may be slightly biased.) 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Soubhiville I'll try to review/read it before it is released. Hope it's good 😊! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @RiotMom yes, and my copy is autographed (although I didn't get to meet him 😭). I liked it then, but want to read again soon to see how it stands up after all this time! I like him too 😊! 3y
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