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Publisher's Summary

Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee - a girl who inherited her mother's bright-blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair.
When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, and Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to hold someone accountable.
But it's the youngest in the family, Hannah, who may be the only one who knows what really happened.
©2014 Celeste Ng (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"[A] moving tale...of daughters for whom cultural disconnect is but the first challenge." ( Vogue)
"The mysterious circumstances of 16-year-old Lydia Lee's tragic death have her loved ones wondering how, exactly, she spent her free time. This ghostly debut novel calls to mind The Lovely Bones." ( Marie Claire)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca on 10-24-15

loved this book. Didn't sleep til it was finished

loved this book. Didn't sleep til it was finished. I characters are so well illustrated and the story has real depth.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Julia on 01-18-18

A must-listen

This novel is heartbreakingly sad, but I couldn't stop listening. It is complex and beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Maintenon on 11-30-15

Beautiful, wise, engrossing

The blurb on the front, from Marie Claire magazine: "this book calls to mind 'The Lovely Bones'. An unwarranted insult in my opinion; this book is a darn sight better than that one!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Deb Murphy on 04-22-16

Superb!

A moving, intelligent novel with depth and compassion. I'll miss the characters. It's the type of book that makes you think about your own relationship with your children and ask yourself if you're unconsciously trying to make them fit into a particular mould.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Heidi on 06-14-18

Sad but profound story about families

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.”

This must be one of the saddest and most foreshadowing opening sentences I’ve ever come across, and it was a sign of things to come. Rarely has a book pierced straight through me like this heart-breaking novel of dysfunctional family dynamics, secrets, broken dreams and things left unsaid until it is too late. I loved Ng’s novel Little Fires Everywhere for her portrayal of family life, and this one (her previous novel) shows the same astute insights into the very hearts of her characters, until they are laid bare in front of us.

Everything I Never Told You is all about parents, and the way their broken dreams affect their children – how they form their personality, the way they view the world, their relationships and their futures. A sad but profound story from a very talented author.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ms S J Hutchison on 03-07-18

Good story, great narration.

Really liked it; sensitive characterization, interesting story and background. I sometimes wondered if the parents weren't characterised as a little too oblivious to their children's needs. Top points for narration - the narrator has a fascinating yet comfortable voice, with a slightly ironic tome that added to the story.

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