Thursday, February 19, 2009

Book Review: NEVER TELL A LIE by Hallie Ephron

Ivy and David Rose had been high school sweethearts. Now they are happily married with careers they enjoy, and living in a beautiful old Victorian home. It seems life has dealt them all the right cards--except having a child of their own.

In the last few weeks of a carefully tended pregnancy, the urge to clean out her nest overwhelms Ivy, and the couple decides to have a yard sale. The previous owner's discarded things have clogged up the attic long enough. She wants everything gone.

When Melinda White, a former classmate of David and Ivy's, and a current yard sale customer who also happens to be pregnant, is reported missing, the trail leads to the Rose's . . . and goes cold. 

Ivy remembers David taking Melinda into the house, but did the woman come out? Ivy's relentless digging into the past threatens not only her life, but the life of her unborn child.

Suspicion is supported by secrets and shame in this solo debut novel by Hallie Ephron. Some editing concerns aside, Never Tell a Lie is a quick read that will keep you interested from the beginning to the end. 


CR: First the Dead by Tim Downs.

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