I'll Never Tell by Catherine MckenzieI'll Never Tell by Catherine Mckenzie

I'll Never Tell

byCatherine Mckenzie

Paperback | June 4, 2019

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From Catherine McKenzie, the instant bestselling author of The Good Liar, comes a riveting domestic suspense in the vein of Liane Moriarty that sees five siblings forced to confront a tragedy they thought was buried long ago.

What happened to Amanda Holmes?

After the sudden death of their parents, the MacAllister children return to the run-down summer camp where they spent their childhood. The four sisters and their elder brother haven’t all been together at Camp Macaw in over twenty years—ever since a tragic and mysterious accident.

Over the course of the Labour Day weekend, the siblings must determine what to do with the property, now worth millions. But a stunning condition of their father’s will compels them to face their past—and come to a decision that threatens to tear them apart forever.

A sharp and engrossing novel of suspense, I’ll Never Tell reveals what happens when the secrets and lies that hold a family together are finally exposed.
Title:I'll Never TellFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8.38 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:June 4, 2019Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501178636

ISBN - 13:9781501178634

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Thriller (Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review) This was an intriguing book that I didn’t want to put down. At the same time, I feel like nothing happened. I read this so fast because the characters were compelling, the dialogue kept me engaged and the atmosphere was amazing (it maybe helps that I live close to where the fictional setting is located). However, I was left a bit disappointed by the mystery, I guessed it too soon and I just wanted to see how they were going to handle all that, but the ending was too easy, in my opinion, and a bit underwhelming. I still recommend it if you like thrillers, specially set in nature/camp, because the writing was great and I couldn’t put it down.
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner! This recent novel of Catherine McKenzie's had me turning the pages right up until the end. I wanted to know the truth, who killed Amanda and how exactly did she die? This novel takes you to Camp Macaw in the present day and 20 years prior. As someone who has been to sleepaway camp (and spent summers at a day camp as well - similar atmosphere without the sleeping part) I was able to relate to the camp scenes, which I enjoyed reading about and reminiscing about my past experiences. The McAllister family who runs the camp, have their 5 children come together at present day to figure out their parents estate and have a decision to make regarding the camp future. No one ever knew what happened to Amanda Holmes who was found dead in a rowboat. The truth about this accident (or murder?) is how the family needs to decide if they keep the camp, sell the camp and if they sell, do all 5 children receive to profits from the sale or does one of them get left out due to their involvement in the death of Amanda? The story is pieced together and it kept me flipping the pages curious as to what happened next. Their secrets come to light and the twists and turns in this story were great. I recommend this novel.
Date published: 2019-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprises Abound The author hit the name of this book right on the head, and it played so well with the plot. You won’t get very comfortable here and you will be guessing right to the end what really happened to Amanda on that Island. I am often able to figure out the end of my reads way ahead, but not this one. Nope! I thought several times I had it all figured out, and maybe you will, but the author really had me fooled with her little dropped clues. If you like a mystery with a lot of drama, this one should satisfy. Be aware surprises abound and you won’t see them coming! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Lake Union, and was not required to give a positive review.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great summer read for any mystery lover Catherine McKenzie is starting to become one of my favorite mystery authors. Her books may not have started out this way but she definitely has a talent for writing in this genre.  I'll never tell is a perfect example of this. I thought I had everything figured out, only to keep being proven wrong. This was one of the perfect, on the edge of your seat novels I've read in awhile. I want to be able to go back to before I read it just to be able to get the first time thrill again. I have nothing bad to say about this novel. I loved everything from the characters to the story jumping back and forth from past and present to the suprises. I can't help but love this book and recommend it to others. However, I'll never tell how it ends. I received an advanced copy from the publisher and author through netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Summer Thriller! Canadian author Catherine McKenzie’s “I’ll Never Tell” is perfect Summer Reading! Coming June 1st! When the MacAllister family returns to the family campground for the reading of their parents’ will after their sudden death they have more to decide than just what to do with the family legacy. Twenty years ago a teenaged guest, and regular camper washes ashore with a gash on her head. The crime was never solved. But someone knows what happened to Amanda and before the weekend is up the culprit must be revealed or the family lawyer invokes terms of the will that could tear the family even further apart. The perfect whodunnit with family drama, jealousy, and sibling rivalry. I’ll Never Tell will have you guessing “whodunnit” until the last embers of the campfire flicker out!
Date published: 2019-05-20

Editorial Reviews

“McKenzie breaks your heart in this story of two grief-stricken women mourning the same man. Hidden’s complex grace and page-turning sympathy left me satisfied through every the last page.”