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I'll Never Tell

Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
4 out of 5 stars (329 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Deeply buried secrets make for a disturbing family reunion in bestselling author Catherine McKenzie’s tantalizing novel of psychological suspense.

What happened to Amanda Holmes? 

Twenty years ago, she was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the MacAllister family’s Camp Macaw. No one was ever charged with the crime. 

Now, after their parents’ sudden deaths, the MacAllister siblings return to camp to read the will and decide what to do with the prime real estate the camp occupies. Ryan needs to sell. Margaux hasn’t made up her mind. Mary believes in leaving well enough alone. Kate and Liddie - the twins - have opposing views. And Sean Booth, the groundskeeper, just hopes he still has a home when all is said and done. 

But it’s more complicated than a simple vote. The will stipulates that until they unravel the mystery of what happened to Amanda, they can’t settle the estate. Any one of them could have done it, and each one is holding a piece of the puzzle. Will they work together to finally discover the truth, or will their secrets finally tear the family apart?

©2019 by Catherine McKenzie. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

I’ll Never Tell is an engrossing and complex story of psychological suspense told with McKenzie’s trademark deftness and surety.” --Authorlink

I’ll Never Tell is an atmospheric thriller that takes the reader on a harrowing journey through one family’s quest for the truth no matter the cost. McKenzie’s characters leap from the page in this compulsive, riveting tale filled with twisty family secrets, suspect loyalties, and deadly encounters. I’ll Never Tell will leave you guessing until the very end.” --Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound

“You can never go wrong with a Catherine McKenzie novel. Consistently superb suspense that doesn’t disappoint. Stunning!” --J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Tear Me Apart and Lie to Me 

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Entertaining!

I liked this story a lot. Love? No. But definitely highly liked. There are a lot of characters to keep track off which can be confusing and takes away from the “thrill” at the end. I had to stop listening and think back to all the main characters in order to figure out who was who. The ending is also drawn out. It could’ve been wrapped up sooner. All in all, the story was great and the characters were entertaining. The ending wasn’t as shocking maybe because we didn’t get to know that character as well as the others.

As far as narration, everyone was great except the male. I absolutely could not stand his voice and he was not consistent in character voices at all!

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  • Sara
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  • 06-16-19

Just ok....

Storyline was missing a bit of the thrill aspect for me. I was pretty much bored through 70% of it. I mean, everyone is in love with everyone else. It just didn't work for me. Wish it had. The narration was great and I enjoyed each of them equally.

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  • Megan
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  • 06-22-19

Horrible ending

Was ready to give this book 4 stars until the incredibly stupid and laughable ending. It made absolutely zero sense and ruined the entire book. Don’t waste your time with this one. What a disappointment.

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not bad for a kindle unlimited selection

I only chose this book because it was a kindle unlimited with audio book, and it wasn't bad, but not much of a thriller or mystery. the number of characters & different time lines got to be confusing & at times I confused Ryan and Shawn, and especially the female characters. none of the really felt well defined or fleshed out.
portions of the story felt added just to reflect the times - the sex, anger issues & gender/sexuality characteristics - rather than to really add to the story.
I 'solved' the whodunit fairly early on, so no big reveal there. but maybe I just read & listen to too many thrillers.
overall it was just ok.

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it was ok.

This was just OK. Kind of a strange little story. The characters were in general pretty unlikable and all over the place but I don't need to like people I read about. Would I recommend? Prob not but I wouldn't discourage someone from trying it out.

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Excellent

I’ll Never Tell grabbed me from the first chapter. Catherine McKenzie never disappoints me with her books

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good detail lots of twists and turns

very suspenseful. surprise ending! kept us guessing til the end. multiple perspectives being told throughout

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easy listening

Loved it. Easy listening. Made a long day fly by with a story that offered many story lines.

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  • MeliG
  • McDonough, GA
  • 07-10-19

Twisting until the end

As much as I thought I knew who did it although the book my idea kept changing and going back and forth. Very mysterious until the end. I enjoyed it.

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Good story but lots of adult content

It was an enjoyable story, but not for someone that minds adult language and sexual content.