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BOOK REVIEW: NEVER TELL A LIE
BY HALLIE EPHRON

We hope you enjoy this book review by Caryn St. Clair.



Remember those kids in high school that just never seemed to fit in? Maybe they dressed funny or spoke differently. Maybe they weren't involved in any activities. For whatever reason they just weren't on your radar and therefore, sort of ceased to exist. Years later, when looking through your yearbooks, you'll see their pictures, right there along with everyone else, but you don't remember them being there at the time. What if ten or fifteen years or so later one of these nonpersons walked back into your life? What if one of these nonpersons tried to takeover your life? That is the premise behind Ephron's suspenseful new book, Never Tell a Lie.

For Ivy and David Rose life is nearly perfect. After years of waiting, they are expecting their first baby in few weeks. They have recently moved into their dream house, an old Victorian, and are in the process of restoring it. First though, they need to clear out the stuff left behind by the previous owner. So they do what thousands of Americans do each Saturday-they hold a yard sale. A very pregnant Melinda White, a former classmate of David and Ivy's, shows up at the sale. Melinda is one of those nonpersons from their high school years. They can barely remember her from high school, but after the what happens, they'll never forget her! From the time Melinda shows up at the yard sale you know bad things are going to happen. And they do.

Ephron has included all sorts of things to help build the tension. The former owner has some family secrets left behind in an old trunk. There is a snoopy neighbor who is quick to report what she thinks she saw to the police. The house has a creaky attic and a dumbwaiter as well as a couple of other surprises. The suspense grows with every single turned page as the twists in the plot keep coming.

Ephron has written one of the best stay-up-all-night-to-finish suspense novels I've read in a long while. This is a delightfully creepy book.

REVIEWED BY CARYN ST. CLAIR

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