You'll never know, dear: a novel of suspense
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
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.
|Grouped Work ID||398884c0-bb5a-b8ab-6703-c428bde1aff2|
|Grouping Title||you ll never know dear|
|Grouping Author||ephron hallie|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-02 04:48:56AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-22 04:47:20AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Cherrydale Adult Fiction|
Columbia Pike Adult Fiction
Shirlington Adult Fiction
Westover Adult Fiction
|display_description||"From the award-winning author of Night Night, Sleep Tight comes a novel about a little girl's disappearance and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to her fate." -- Book jacket. Lissie Woodham and her sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when a puppy scampered by. Lissie chased after the pup and returned to find Janey-- and her precious doll gone. Forty years later Lis-- now a mother with a college-age daughter of her own-- still blames herself for what happened. Every year their mother places a classified ad in the local paper with a picture of the toy Janey had with her that day, offering a generous cash reward for its return. This year, the doll came home. But someone knows the truth about what happened all those years ago, and is desperate to keep it hidden.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Missing persons -- Fiction|
|title_display||You'll never know, dear : a novel of suspense|
|title_full||You'll never know, dear : a novel of suspense / Hallie Ephron|
|title_short||You'll never know, dear|
|title_sub||a novel of suspense|