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The Promise

Written by: Teresa Driscoll
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The chilling new psychological thriller from the #1 bestselling author of I Am Watching You.

It was their darkest secret. Three schoolgirls made a promise - to take the horrible truth of what they did to the grave.

Thirty years later, Beth and Sally have tried to put the trauma behind them. Though Carol has distanced herself from her former friends, the three are adamant that the truth must never come to light, even if the memory still haunts them.

But when some shocking news threatens to unearth their dark secret, Beth enlists the help of private investigator Matthew Hill to help her and Sally reconnect with estranged Carol ­- before the terrible act they committed as teenagers is revealed.

Beth wishes she could take back the vow they made.

But somebody is watching and will stop at nothing to ensure the secret stays buried. Now, with her beloved family in peril, can Beth still keep the promise?

©2019 Teresa Driscoll (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What the critics say

“Expertly handled noir…” (Fiona Barton, Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author of The Widow)

“Gripping and well written with warm, realistic characters who will haunt you long after you’ve reached the dramatic end.” (Jane Corry, Sunday Times best-selling author of My Husband’s Wife)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-17

Interesting listen with good plots

I liked the book, I think in terms of subject matter and the ability to grasp the issues and challenges of a person and the emotions that go with it, this was a very good listen with a very good narrator. However, there was an unnecessary dramatic build up to the secret promise. Honestly It could have been revealed early on and then the after effects played out through out the story. The flaw was in the writers’ thought process that the center of the book was a promise when it really was the development of the characters surrounding the effects of the promise. It was still a very good book.

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  • Lily
  • 2019-07-27

The Promise

Wonderfully written, it was full of suspense and surprises. I really enjoyed it because I wasn't able to solve the mystery like I do with most books and I was very surprised when all was revealed. If you love mystery and suspense I highly recommend this book.😁

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  • Whiplash
  • 2019-07-10

Mediocre

Kept waiting for the psychological thriller twist that I love... it never came. The story was just a story. The mysteries that were explained & revealed, were told so abruptly that if you weren't paying attention, you would have missed.
Blah. Not really a fan of this one.

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  • Blynn
  • 2019-07-03

wonderful

loved every minute of it. kept me guessing. Will read more of her books I know

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  • optimusm07
  • 2019-05-15

Efficient!

I really appreciate how efficient the narrators told this story. This story serves as a great reminder that there is so much more deep beneath our exteriors!

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  • M. L. Houchins
  • 2019-05-06

Excellent

Loved it.
Held my attention until the very end.
I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Haveenoughstuff
  • 2019-04-18

Could. Have been good

Could have been good, but plot was too slow and threw all the surprises in two chapters.

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  • Roe
  • 2019-04-04

One of the worst books I’ve listen to in a long time!

This book just had too many characters and too much jumping back-and-forth from past to present with nothing much happening at all I gave it until about halfway through and then just stopped listening because it was more annoying than anything. I did really enjoy the other two books in the series and I thought this one would be just as good. Boy was I wrong.

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  • Mary D
  • 2019-04-01

Very good book!

This was the first book I have read by this author, I will definitely read more of her books!

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  • Kenzie Dilliard
  • 2019-02-28

The story was a little slow and not very thrilling

I finished this book but it didn’t grab my attention and make me want to listen 24/7 there was mystery but not much suspense. The story was dragged on. But it wasn’t bad. I just prefer more suspense