Showbiz Cheat Sheet recommends CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

August 2, 2019NEW BOOK TO ADD TO YOUR BEACH READS“Perfect for people who love both Marie Kondo and edge-of-your-seat thrillers, Hallie Ephron’s latest effort focuses on a professional organizer who takes on a couple of new clients and ends up with a deadly problem on her hands that even she might not be able to clean up.”  – The Cheat Sheet […]

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Hallie Ephron awarded New England Crime Bake’s 2019 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The New England Crime Bake announces it will award the 2019 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Hallie Ephron at this year’s Crime Bake! “While writing is a solitary act, writers thrive when fostered by a supportive community. The New England Crime Bake Lifetime Achievement Award is given each year to a person or persons who have contributed to the […]

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Starred PW review for CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

May, 2018, Publisher’s Weekly: “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 […]

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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 out at a measured pace.” […]

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Boston Globe rave review!

June 15, 2017 A rave review for YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR in the BOSTON GLOBE! ” Hallie Ephron’s latest looks at dreams, dolls, and a decades-old mystery After 40 years, Janey Woodham’s porcelain doll, the one that went missing when the 4-year-old disappeared one sunny afternoon from her front yard, turns up in the hands […]

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Advance reviews! Booklist, PW, Kirkus, Romantic Times

Booklist says YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR, “…with its strong characters and vivid sense of place, the novel should draw from both camps… women’s fiction and mainstream mystery.” Publisher’s Weekly: “Engaging portrait of three generations of bickering, bull-headed, but loving women challenged to become their bravest and best selves.” Kirkus: “Diverting. …Would have been a great […]

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Hartford Books Examiner rave review for NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT

4/6/2015 Rave review from John Valeri, Hartford Books Examiner: “Hallie Ephron is at her absolute, unequivocal best with Night Night, Sleep Tight. Autobiographical elements—the author is, after all, the daughter of celebrated screenplay writers Henry and Phoebe Ephron—elevate the story from standard whodunit fare, resulting in a deeply atmospheric and authentic sense of time and […]

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“Hooray for Hollywood and Hooray for Hallie Ephron”

3/22/2015 Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch “Ephron combines her insider’s knowledge of L.A. with well-conceived and well-executed characters to create a winner that transcends its Turner-Crane-Stompanato origins. … And sleep tight?  Not bloody likely if, like this reviewer, you’ll be up late devouring Ephron’s latest in one sitting. … So hooray for Hollywood, hooray for homicide, […]

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Review in the Winnepeg Free Press: Tightly written suspense thriller frighteningly real

“DESPITE the bedtime story image suggested by the title, American writer Hallie Ephron’s new novel is no children’s nursery rhyme. There Was an Old Woman is a tightly wrought, expertly written and frighteningly real suspense thriller that will keep you turning pages.” “There is a depth to her characters that is reminiscent of Ruth Rendell‘s […]

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