Never Tell a Lie LP: A Novel of Suspense

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Harper Collins, Jan 20, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
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It all started with the yard sale. Ivy was eight months and one week pregnant when she insisted that she and her husband, David, clean out the junk they'd inherited with the old Victorian house they'd bought three years before. Call it nesting, call it nerves—she just wanted it all gone: the old electrical fixtures, the boxes of National Geographics from the 1960s, the four black wool greatcoats.

Neither she nor David recognized the woman at first. But it turned out that the customer asking about the lime-green glass swan dish—the woman who looks just about as pregnant as Ivy—was none other than Melinda White, a former high school classmate of David and Ivy's. When Melinda was a child she used to play in their new house, she explained. It looked like they'd been doing some work. Would it be all right if she took a look around? David took Melinda inside. And she never came out.

Now David's under police suspicion, and Ivy finds herself digging deep into the past to clear his name. But David's history, she begins to discover, is not necessarily the history she remembers, and before long Ivy has uncovered a twisted web of deceit, betrayal, and lies, both the ones we tell those we love and the ones we tell ourselves. . . .

Relentlessly fast-paced and disturbingly creepy, Never Tell a Lie is a page-turning thrill ride about how well we know the people we love, and how far we are willing to go to protect the secrets of our past.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
31
Section 4
47
Section 5
57
Section 6
65
Section 7
75
Section 8
86
Section 19
188
Section 20
198
Section 21
208
Section 22
215
Section 23
222
Section 24
234
Section 25
242
Section 26
250

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
115
Section 12
124
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
162
Section 17
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Section 18
182
Section 27
261
Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
292
Section 31
304
Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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About the author (2009)

An award-winning mystery reviewer, Hallie Ephron is the author of Never Tell a Lie (a Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist that was also made into the Lifetime Movie Network film And Baby Will Fall) and the Edgar- and Anthony Award-nominated Writing and Selling Your Mystery. Ephron lives near Boston.

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