When a child disappears, the pain never goes away no matter how long ago it has been.
Lis Woodham’s four-year-old sister, Janey, along with her doll disappeared forty years ago and was never found. There were no clues about what happened then and no clues now.
Each year Janey’s mother, Miss Sorrel, would put an ad in the paper on the anniversary of the disappearance in hopes that someone would come forward with the doll or information about her daughter’s disappearance and earn the reward offered. There never was an answer to the ad for all of those years except for now. Someone saw the ad and brought a battered doll to their house hoping it was Janey’s.
Before they could tell if the doll was actually Janey’s, the person bringing the doll ran out of the house and disappeared.
This caused more anxiety for the family, and it seemed that once the doll was returned, the family was plagued with danger. Their house was burglarized and then filled with carbon monoxide causing harm to Grandma Sorrel and Lis.
The accident brought Lis’s daughter, Vanessa, home to help take care of her mother and grandmother, and Vanessa got involved in the forty-year-old investigation.
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR was a mystery that will definitely hold your interest because of Ms. Ephron’s talent of drawing the reader into the story.
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR wasn’t fast paced or gripping, but had just enough intrigue to keep you turning the pages.
The ending revealed quite a few secrets that some of the characters wished had not been revealed and other secrets that were welcome revelations.
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR was a good mystery with tense moments and a mystery that will keep you guessing. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.