A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of When All the Girls Have Gone.
A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she’ll leave some of her secrets behind…
Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide—and her own past.
Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire…and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories—and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear.
Wow. Just Wow. I absolutely could not put Promise Not to Tell down.
From word one I was drawn into the lives of Virginia and Cabot. Her anxiety issues and his dry humor made me laugh out loud as they were fleeing for their lives. That’s not to say the suspense wasn’t high because it, there is just a lightness to Promise Not to Tell and their personalities that makes you want to stay in the book with them.
It’s interesting to read about how cult leaders dupe the unsuspecting but we rarely hear about the aftermath. In Promise Not to Tell we learn about the lives of the children twenty-two years after the nightmare that bonded them and pulled them apart. Fixing the mistakes of the parents is now in there hands, but do they have the keys to accomplish the task?
If you want a great mystery full of tense but fun action Promise Not to Tell will not let you down!
|Author:||Jayne Ann Krentz|
|Source:||I borrowed Promise Not to Tell from NetGalley because it’d been too long since I’d read a book my JAK|
|Publisher & Date:||January 2nd 2018 by Berkley Books|
|Genre:||Mystery Romantic Suspense|
|ISBN:||0399585273 (ISBN13: 9780399585272)|
|Steam:||Adult | There is some foul language and a steamy scene but nothing too detailed|
|Series:||Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2|
When All the Girls Have Gone
Promise Not to Tell
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.
Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.
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