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

New York Public Library Pick for Adults!


TOP 10 Crime Novel of the year: Audiofile Magazine

Listen to the podcast: “Writers on Writing,” Hallie & Barbara Demarco-Barrett on KUCI-FM


  • 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: “A grabber
  • 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.”
  • 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”
  • 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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1918 Edgar Awards:
Hallie & fellow Mary Higgins Clark Award Finalists

Nadine Nettman (Uncorking a Lie), Ellen Crosby (The Vineyard Victims), Lori Rader-Day (The Day I Died), Carol Goodman (The Widow’s House), & Hallie (You’ll Never Know, Dear)

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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…

At home in my office…

 “Growing Up Ephron” in “O” Magazine


Upcoming Events

Algonkian St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop creates an intimate and professional...
Manhattanville College Creative Writing Program 1-day workshop: Creating Settings & Developing Compelling...
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10-day Tuscany genre writing workshop with Hallie

REGISTRATION HAS OPENED! Hallie Ephron will be the writer in residence 5/29-6/7/2019 Minerva Education genre summer writing workshop in Tuscany teaching “From Inspiration to Book,” a personalized intensive workshop for writers who are just getting started as well as writers with a manuscript underway. Enjoy this incredible experience in Tuscany this summer...

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