You’ll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron

Photo Credit: William Morrow

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

You’ll Never Know, Dear

Summary: An addictive novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Night Night, Sleep Tight, about three generations of women haunted by a little girl’s disappearance, and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to the truth . . .

Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when an adorable puppy scampered by. Eager to pet the pretty dog, Lissie chased after the pup as it ran down the street. When she returned to the yard, Janey’s precious doll was gone . . . and so was Janey.

Forty years after Janey went missing, Lis—now a mother with a college-age daughter of her own—still blames herself for what happened. Every year on the anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, their mother, Miss Sorrel, places a classified ad in the local paper with a picture of the toy Janey had with her that day—a one-of-a-kind porcelain doll—offering a generous cash reward for its return. For years, there’s been no response. But this year, the doll came home.

It is the first clue in a decades-old mystery that is about to turn into something far more sinister—endangering Lis and the lives of her mother and daughter as well. Someone knows the truth about what happened all those years ago, and is desperate to keep it hidden.

 

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I was COMPLETELY drawn to this book by the summary. Missing child? Yes. A doll that turns up missing along with child? Yes. Missing doll returns years later without child? YESSSSSSSS.

 

While the book did not grip me like the summary did- there are enough twists and turns in the story to keep you entertained- although you might guess some of the twists before they happen.

 

What I liked:

Cover. The doll is creepy enough to make this a cover that I will not keep in prominent position on my shelf (blame that on Annabelle– I CANNOT watch movies like that and try to keep my eyes closed during previews because scary movies bother me so) but interesting enough to catch my eye and make me want to read it!

The mystery. There was some layers to this case and I really enjoyed reading it!

 

Bottom line: A light suspense is what I would call this and def worth reading!

 

*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*

 

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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

 

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