Twenty years ago, Amanda Holmes was found bludgeoned to death in a rowboat at the MacAllister family’s Camp Macaw. No one was ever charged with the crime. Now the MacAllister siblings have returned home, to attend the reading of their father's will. 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?
I'll Never Tell writhes with tension and suspense from beginning to end ... The story structure is easy to follow...but some may find it an uncomfortable read because of the bickering and hatefulness the characters show toward each other. There is hardly a bit of dialogue from the siblings that isn't nasty, sarcastic, or snarky. But you don't have to love the characters to love the story. Author Catherine McKenzie has written a riveting closed circle mystery that will put readers in mind of John Dickson Carr and Agatha Christie.
I'll Never Tell is a fiendishly clever twist on a story of family members pitted against each other. With so much at stake, trust flies out the window. However, in order to unmask Amanda’s attacker, they must expose some of their innermost secrets ... Who did it? Prepare to be shocked.