Book: I’ll Never Tell
Author: Catherine McKenzie
Dynamic characters against a creepy backdrop, I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie is well developed and a great read.
The author has crafted a mystery/thriller that centres on the death of a young girl named Amanda, some 20 years earlier.
Amanda Holmes had been attending a camp that was owned and run by the MacAllister family.
In my opinion the death is more of a catalyst for something deeper – the relationship between the five MacAllister siblings and the way they interact.
Following the death of their parents – who owned the camp where Amanda died – these five siblings return for the reading of the will.
However, the fate of the camp depends on the siblings establishing what happened to the young girl two decades earlier.
Each of them holds secrets to what happened the night Amanda died.
A truly captivating read, it is a whodunnit type book that is well constructed and excellently executed.
I thoroughly enjoyed McKenzie’s writing style.
The short chapters are written from the sibling’s perspective, along with Sean the camp caretaker.
Despite the flicking between characters, it is easy to follow and will most likely be a quick read for most.
Each of the characters bring a new intriguing point of view, along with a new batch of secrets.
Every chapter is also a revelation, as the author slowly reveals the truth of that night, as well as an array of other things the siblings have kept hidden from each other.
Readers will find themselves catapulted front and centre to the family drama.
The writing style allows for vivid imagery while reading – I love it when books are like this, as it plays out almost like a film in my mind.
This is the first book by Catherine McKenzie that I’ve read and it has left me eager to read more of her works.
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