Hallie Ephron is a New York Times bestselling author, Edgar Award finalist and five-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She's published ten novels and three books about writing.
Her latest suspense novel, Youâ€™ll Never Know, Dear (Wm. Morrow) is set in South Carolina. It tells the story of a little girlâ€™s disappearance and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to her fate. It was named a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, an Earphones Award winner, and was named one of the â€śTop 10 Mystery and Suspenseâ€ť audiobooks of 2017 by Audiofile.
In Night Night, Sleep Tight, Hallie takes her experiences growing up in Beverly Hills in a family of writers and weaves them into a suspense novel that echoes of a scandalous true crime. The novel was InStyle Magazineâ€™s #1 â€śPage-turning Pick.â€ť In a starred review, Publisherâ€™s Weekly said, â€śOld Hollywood glamour, scandals, and lies infuse this captivating thriller.â€ť
Her first suspense standalone was Never Tell a Lie (Wm. Morrow, 2009). In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it â€śstunningâ€ť and a â€śdeliciously creepy tale of obsession.â€ť USA Today: â€śYou can imagine Hitchcock curling up with this one.â€ť It was adapted for film as â€śAnd Baby Will Fallâ€ť for the Lifetime Movie Network.
She followed up with Come and Find Me, the story of a reclusive former hacker who thinks sheâ€™s found safety on the Internet. Mystery Scene called it â€śPsychologically astute and emotionally gripping. â€ť
Set in the Bronx with a view of the Empire State Building, her next novel, There Was an Old Woman, tells a story of trust and betrayal, deception and madness. In it, a young woman and a very old woman connect across generations in spite of, or perhaps because, they are not related. Washington Post book reviewer Maureen Corrigan: â€śFor those who love Gotham and abhor gore, There Was an Old Woman is the perfect thriller lite.â€ť
Hallie is a gifted teacher who gives workshops at writing conferences across the country. Her Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel (Writers Digest Books) was a finalist for Edgar and Anthony awards. In January, 2016, a REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION of the book was published.
An award-winning crime fiction book reviewer, Hallie wrote an ON CRIME column for the Boston Globe for ten years.
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Books:Careful What You Wish For, August 2020
Careful What You Wish For, August 2019
You'll Never Know, Dear, April 2018
You'll Never Know, Dear, June 2017
Night Night, Sleep Tight, April 2015
Photoplay, February 2015
There Was An Old Woman, April 2013
Come And Find Me, April 2011
Never Tell A Lie, January 2010
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