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Emily Harlow is a professional organizer who helps people declutter their lives; she’s married to man who can’t drive past a yard sale without stopping. He’s filled their basement, attic, and garage with his finds.
Sometimes she finds herself wondering: Does he spark joy?
STARRED review & early praise!
“This outstanding standalone from bestseller Ephron (You’ll Never Know, Dear) may be the first domestic thriller to weave in Marie Kondo’s decluttering theory about discarding things that don’t spark joy. … Appealing characters and some suspenseful detective work help elevate this in-depth look at people’s emotional attachment to things. After being a finalist five times, Ephron may finally win the Mary Higgins Clark Award for this one.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“Ephron’s tidy approach to stowing clues, arousing suspicions, keeping the chaos of the climax under control, then tying up loose ends makes her a professional organizer of this type of entertainment. In a word—neat.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A masterclass in airtight plotting, obsessive characters, and sleight-of-hand twists and turns; a hold-your-breath winner.” — James Ziskin, author of the award-winning Ellie Stone mysteries
“A timely, twisty tale that had me grinning at the opening line and wide-eyed at the conclusion. Cleverly plotted and cast with compelling characters, the perfect summer book club pick!” — Wendy Corsi Staub, NYTimes bestselling author
“A cautionary tale for the spark joy moment—a tidy nightmare of a story that won’t be contained. A compulsive page-turner. — Lori Rader-Day, Edgar® Award-nominated author of Under a Dark Sky
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR
Forty years ago, a little girl and her doll disappeared; today the doll comes back
Mary Higgins Clark Award FINALIST
Audiofile EARPHONES AWARD
New York Public Library PICK for adults
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette: “A captivating tale of suspense”
- Boston Globe: “Deftly integrates the mystery genre with women’s fiction.”
- Shelf Awareness: “A grabber”
- Library Journal: “Satisfyingly creepy”
- San Francisco Review of Books: “Engrossing and fast-paced”
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