You'll Never Know, Dear

  • by Hallie Ephron
  • Narrated by Amy McFadden
  • 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


What the Critics Say

"Hallie Ephron has achieved a riveting suspense novel, and Amy McFadden's narration is compelling.... McFadden handles plot twists and coincidences with understated intensity, making this a must listen." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Creepy story about doll makers and missing girls

Where does You'll Never Know, Dear rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


Who was your favorite character and why?

Liz. Her story resonates.

Did Amy McFadden do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

No. A couple of the voices were indistinguishable. Two of her characterizations were annoying.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really. The book has a insidious creepiness throughout.

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- Keenan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2017
  • Publisher: Harper Audio