by Hallie Ephron, ISBN 9780061857522

Psychological suspense meets suburban noir






Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist!

David Award for Best Mystery Novel

Salt Lake County Libraries Readers Choice

Indie NEXT pick

Barnes & Noble Recommended

Publisher’s Weekly STARRED review



A young couple are about to have their first child. A woman from their past shows up at their yard sale. She goes inside their house, and she never comes out.

Relentlessly fast-paced and disturbingly creepy, NEVER TELL A LIE is a page-turning thrill ride about how well we know the people we love, and how far we are willing to go to protect the secrets of our past.

Now a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network

“And Baby Will Fall,” the movie of NEVER TELL A LIE, is now showing on the Lifetime Movie Network!

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Rave reviews

  • An innocent yard sale jump starts this stunning stand-alone thriller… Ephron doesn’t miss a beat… deliciously creepy tale of obsession. — Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED review
  • Lovers of classic mysteries will adore Hallie Ephron’s Never Tell a Lie. Ivy and David. … You can imagine Hitchcock curling up with this one. — USA Today
  • [Never Tell a Lie is] awfully hard to stop reading because Ephron is a page-turning expert who has plenty to say about the joys and pain of impending motherhood. — Sarah Weinman’s “Pick of the Week”
  • A suburban thriller pregnant with dread” — Boston Globe