Book Review: You’ll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron

Book Rating

3.5/5

Book Review

The cover of this book and description led me to believe this would be a really scary, suspenseful read. While that wasn’t entirely the case, I did enjoy this read! I would classify You’ll Never Know, Dear as a mystery, almost a cozy one but not quite. I wouldn’t say it was suspenseful, except maybe at the very end.

I also, unfortunately, had the culprit pegged from the very beginning, but I enjoyed listening to it play out. I listened to this book on Scribd on my way to and from my weekend away, and read the end of it after I got home. It was a nice way to distract myself from driving, which is arguably one of my least favorite things to do.

The characters felt believable, to me, for the most part. I found some of the things they did questionable, but Ephron seemed to explain it enough for me to be accepting of their actions, such as inviting a complete stranger into their home that had just been robbed and blown up. I guess once that happens to you, you’re pretty much like, “Ok, nothing worse can happen at this point.”

The story moved along and kept me engrossed throughout. I read/listened to this novel in one weekend, and it went by very quickly. I recommend it to anyone looking for a mystery novel that is not too heavy.

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