It is with great pleasure that Stellina’s continuing series Author’s Night announces the return on Wednesday June 28 at 6:30 of New York Times best selling author Hallie Ephron, Edgar Award finalist and four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her newest suspense novel, You’ll Never Know, Dear, is a mystery set in South Carolina, telling the story of a little girl’s disappearance and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to her fate.
“A uniquely intriguing mystery” “The suspenseful portions are fast paced, and the reader will race to find out how things will play out. The parts dealing with doll making and restoration are fascinating and add a dimension that make this novel different from the rest.” — RT Romantic Times Book Review
Lissie Woodham was only seven years old when her little sister Janey disappeared. They had been in the front yard, playing with their dolls, custom creations made for them by their mother Miss Sorrel, a famous dollmaker. Lissie wandered off for a moment. When she returned to the yard, Janey was gone, and so was her doll.
Now an adult with a college-aged daughter of her own, Lis has never stopped blaming herself for what happened, and it continues to haunt her. Every year on the anniversary of Janey’s disappearance, Miss Sorrel places a classified ad in the local papers with a picture of Janey’s one-of-a-kind doll, offering a cash reward for its return. Never, in all these years, has anyone brought her a doll that could be Janey’s—until now. Four decades after Janey went missing, a woman responds to the ad with a broken porcelain doll.
“Would have been a great vehicle for Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, including all the slightly creepy dolls.” — Kirkus
Author’s Night is a Free Event. A cash bar is available for our guests and copies of Ms. Ephron’s book will be made available for purchase courtesy of Dick Haley of Haley Booksellers.
At 7:30 immediately after the talk, we will host DINNER WITH THE AUTHOR. Continue the conversation over appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks. All food and beverages are a la carte, and there are no additional charges. We do, however, suggest that those interested make reservations in advance to insure seating.
“Engaging portrait of three generations of bickering, bull-headed, but loving women challenged to become their bravest and best selves.” — Publisher’s Weekly
Books by Hallie Ephron
- Night Night, Sleep Tight (Wm. Morrow, March, 2015)
- “Photoplay: A Story of Suspense (Witness Impulse, February 10, 2015)
- There Was an Old Woman (Wm. Morrow, April, 2013)
- Come and Find Me (Wm. Morrow, March, 2011)
- Never Tell a Lie (Wm. Morrow, 2009)
Hallie’s Edgar-nominated how-to-write book:
- Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: REVISED AND EXPANDED (Writers Digest Books, 2017)
- Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel (Writers Digest Books, 2005)
Dr. Peter Zak mystery series by G. H. Ephron, co-authored with Donald Davidoff:
- Amnesia (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2000)
- Addiction (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2001)
- Delusion (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2002)
- Obsessed (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2003)
- Guilt (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2005)