Hallie Ephron
New York Times bestselling author

You’ll Never Know, Dear
Forty years ago, a little girl and her doll disappeared; today the doll comes back

 

  • LitHub’s CRIME MUST-READ
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette: “A captivating tale of suspense” 
  • Boston Globe:Compelling” “Deftly integrates the mystery genre with women’s fiction.”
  • Audiofile Earphones Award Winner: “A riveting suspense novel, and Amy McFadden’s narration is compelling.”
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch:Impressive storytelling skills on riveting display”
  • Shelf Awareness: “You’ll Never Know, Dear is a grabber, a mystery ballasted by women on a mission and the ties that bind them. Ephron is sharp; she swerves around potential plot snags and tosses red herrings like a master.”
  • Booklist: Strong characters” “A vivid sense of place
  • New York Times Book Review: A “surprisingly gentle” story that tends “the layers of guilt and sorrow that burden a family”; a portrait of women “who rely on their doggedness and emotional bonds on a mission to restore family peace.”
  • RT Romantic Times: Uniquely intriguing” “Fast paced”
  • Publisher’s Weekly:Engaging portrait of three generations of bickering, bull-headed, but loving women challenged to become their bravest and best selves.”
  • Library Journal:  “A satisfyingly creepy read for fans of Southern Gothic fiction”
  • The Criminal Element: An “irresistibly readable addition to the author’s impressive arsenal.
  • San Francisco Review of Books: “An engrossing and fast-paced novel that will hold readers’ attention while they try to figure out who is behind all of the mayhem.”

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Jungle Red Writers at Bouchercon 2017

NAME THAT RED Panel… decked out in our pashminas and lying up a storm


On the road with Janey’s doll

This doll is a gift from my friend Mary Alice Gallagher whose mother inspired Miss Sorrel in You’ll Never Know, Dear. She’s going places with me…

At the spectacular An Unlikely Story Bookstore in Plainville, MA, appearing with Joseph Finder and… The Wimpy Kid himself!

Book launch at Brookline Booksmith with Roberta Isleib (aka Lucy Burdette) & Hank Phillippi Ryan…

Book launch at the Milton Public Library…

At home in my office…

Melrose Library with librarian Diane Wall…

Savoy Bookshop and Cafe in Westerly RI with bookseller Elissa Englund and author Francine Matthews (Death on Nantucket)…



 “Growing Up Ephron” in “O” Magazine

 


 Edgar Awards

Nominated for the 4th time for the Mary Higgins Clark Award

MHCNominees2016Hallie with fellow nominees Lori Rader-Day,Catriona McPherson, and Susanna Calkins.

Upcoming Events

10/19
Celebrating 25 years! Surrey International Writers Conference 2017 Hallie will be on...
10/28
Boston Book Festival Mystery Author Panel – plotting by the seat of...
11/02
Hallie will speak about her books at the St. Louis Jewish Book...

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NY Times: YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR “surprisingly gentle” family drama

September 3, 2017. New York Times book review finds YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR a “surprisingly gentle”  portrait of women “who rely on their doggedness and emotional bonds on a mission to restore family peace.”  “Ephron aims for readers who favor… novels in which the writing is straightforward and the plot spools...

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