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Hallie Ephron


Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron made a splash writing suspense with NEVER TELL A LIE published by HarperCollins in 2009. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it “stunning” and a “deliciously creepy tale of obsession.” USA Today: “You can imagine Hitchcock curling up with this one.” It was nominated for multiple awards, including the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and was adapted for film as And Baby Will Fall for the Lifetime Movie Network. 

Hallie’s new book, THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN, is now available. Set in the Bronx, it’s 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.

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen calls the novel “an absolute must read. I devoured this in one ravenous gulp.” Deborah Crombie says it’s “Ephron’s best book yet, and reader won’t be able to put it down.”

Hallie writes about growing up in Hollywood in a family of writers in the March 2013 issue of “O” The Oprah Magazine.

Her parents were screenwriters Henry and Phoebe Ephron who wrote such classics as “Desk Set” and “Carousel.” She grew up in Beverly Hills in a house filled with books, the third of four sisters (Nora, Delia, Hallie and Amy) all competing to be heard. It was a good training ground for a writer.

Now Hallie lives near Boston, happily married for longer than she can remember, and has two beautiful and talented daughters.

Hallie often gives writing workshops, including at the annual Seascape: Escape to Write, and at MWA University’s day-long writing seminar. Her WRITING AND SELLING YOUR MYSTERY NOVEL: How to Knock ‘Em Dead with Style (Writers Digest Books) received rave reviews and was the first how-to-write book nominated for the Edgar Award.

Hallie is also is an award-winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe.

Hallie Ephron

Books by Hallie Ephron

by Hallie Ephron - Fiction, Mystery, Noir

When Deirdre Unger arrived in Beverly Hills to help her bitter, disappointed father sell his dilapidated house, she discovers his lifeless body floating face down in the swimming pool. At first, she assumes his death was a tragic accident. But the longer she stays in town, the more she suspects that it is merely the third act in a story that has long been in the making. The sudden re-surfacing of Deirdre’s childhood best friend, Joelen Nichol, seems like more than a coincidence.

by Hallie Ephron - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When Evie Ferrante learns that her mother has been hospitalized, she finds her mother's house in chaos. Sorting through her mother's belongings, Evie discovers objects that don't quite belong there, and begins to raise questions. Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an elderly neighbor who might know more about her mother's recent activities. As Evie investigates her mother's actions, a darker story of deception and madness involving Mina emerges.

by Hallie Ephron - Fiction, Suspense

Computer security expert and reformed hacker Diana Highsmith has not left her home since a climbing vacation in Switzerland took her husband's life. But when her sister goes missing, she is forced to brave both the outside world and her own personal demons to find her sister.