You’ll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron
Originally Published on June 6, 2017
“Look away for a moment and the thing you cherish most in this world could be… would be… snatched from you.”
“It was scary how much you could learn about complete strangers in a matter of minutes.”
“Irrational fear was just that, irrational.”
“But many people find writing it down helps. Like taking it out of your head and putting it on a shelf where it can’t hurt you again.”
“Life’s complicated. Look closely and no one’s a saint. Start by looking in the mirror.”
Synopsis: “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.” (via OverDrive)
Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological Thriller
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars