Author: Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: Lake Union
Published: June 1, 2019
Book Description: What happened to Amanda Holmes? Twenty years ago, she washed up on the shore in a rowboat with a gash to the head after an overnight at Camp Macaw. No one was ever charged with a crime. Now, the MacAllister children are all grown up. After their parents die suddenly, the return to the Camp to read the will and decide what to do with the prime real estate it’s sitting on. Ryan, the oldest, wants to sell. Margo, the family’s center, hasn’t made up her mind. Mary has her own horse farm to run, and believes in leaving well-enough alone. Kate and Liddie–the twins–have opposing views. And Sean Booth, the family groundskeeper, just hopes he still has a home when all is said is done. But then the will is read and they learn that it’s much more complicated than a simple vote. Until they unravel the mystery of what happened to Amanda, the can’t move forward. Any one of the could have done it, and all of them are hiding pieces of the puzzle. Will they work together to solve the mystery or will their suspicions and secrets finally tear them apart?
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Review: I’ll Never Tell is definitely written in the modern day mystery template. It is fast paced, multiple timelines, and multiple POV’s (in fact, almost too many).
The main theme of this mystery is who hurt Amanda Holmes. In fact, the family that was there when her accident happened basically needs to solve this 20 year old mystery in order to distribute the family’s will.
This book is broken up in smaller sections, which does help keep everything together. I never guessed the ending of this one. Overall it was pretty good, but this just fall in average when it is all said and done.