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.
At the start of this riveting novel of suspense from McKenzie (The Good Liar), the five MacAllister siblings Ryan, Margaux, Mary, Liddie, and Kate return to their family's rural Canadian property, Camp Macaw, to attend a memorial service for their parents, who recently died in a train accident. According to their father's will, Mr. MacAllister believed that Ryan was responsible for an attack on camp counselor Amanda Holmes 20 years earlier, though the police cleared Ryan of any wrongdoing. In order for Ryan to receive his share of the property, his four sisters must unanimously agree on his innocence; if they don't, Ryan's share will go to longtime camp employee Sean Booth, who expects Mr. MacAllister to take care of him based on a long-ago promise. As the siblings seek answers to Amanda's assault, they discover that their father had been keeping investigative files on all the campers, including his own children. Twists and turns and plenty of red herrings keep the reader guessing. McKenzie once again delivers the thriller goods. This review has been updated to remove a spoiler.