Wednesday, June 7, 2017

You'll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron


When a child disappears, the pain never goes away no matter how long ago it has been.

Lis Woodham's four-year-old sister, Janey, along with her doll disappeared forty years ago and was never found.  There were no clues about what happened then and no clues now.

Each year Janey's mother, Miss Sorrel, would put an ad in the paper on the anniversary of the disappearance in hopes that someone would come forward with the doll or information about her daughter's disappearance and earn the reward offered.  There never was an answer to the ad for all of those years except for now.  Someone saw the ad and brought a battered doll to their house hoping it was Janey's. 

Before they could tell if the doll was actually Janey's, the person bringing the doll ran out of the house and disappeared.

This caused more anxiety for the family, and it seemed that once the doll was returned, the family was plagued with danger. Their house was burglarized and then filled with carbon monoxide causing harm to Grandma Sorrel and Lis.

The accident brought Lis's daughter, Vanessa, home to help take care of her mother and grandmother, and Vanessa got involved in the forty-year-old investigation. 

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR was a mystery that will definitely hold your interest because of Ms. Ephron’s talent of drawing the reader into the story. 


YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR wasn't fast paced or gripping, but had just enough intrigue to keep you turning the pages.

The ending revealed quite a few secrets that some of the characters wished had not been revealed and other secrets that were welcome revelations.

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR was a good mystery with tense moments and a mystery that will keep you guessing.  4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


18 comments:

  1. You've piqued my interest - this sounds like a winner.

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    1. It was good. I hope you enjoy it if you read it.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  2. I've read this author before and liked her writing. I just don't like that cover. Too creepy.

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    1. It is a disturbing cover.

      Thanks for stopping, Laura.

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  3. Wow. This sounds like a fascinating read. A must read. Good review!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth.

      It was intense and good.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  4. I have never read Ephron. Looks somewhat interesting.

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    1. Her books are good mysteries.

      Thanks for stopping, The Book Sage.

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  5. Oh boy, sounds like a very heartbreaking mystery. Children going mising = the worst.

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    1. That is the worst.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathryn.

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  6. I just got this book...finally! I love Hallie Ephron's books, so I was eagerly anticipating it.

    Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. ENJOY!!

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  7. That cover is creepy! But the book sounds good.

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    1. The creepy cover has gotten quite a few comments.

      It is creepy but a good read.

      Thanks for stopping, Carole.

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  8. Ooo... This sounds like it could be a great read. The cover is pretty creepy. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is creepy, but the book was quite good.

      Thanks for stopping, Reading With Jade.

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  9. I like her books but haven't rad this one yet. Glad you liked it.

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    1. Yes...I have enjoyed all of her books that I have read.

      Thanks for stopping, stacybuckeye.

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