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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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  • Kiersten
  • 2021-01-16

Worth a read (spoiler alert in the review)

Good book by a great author, overall I would recommend - I was engaged throughout the entire book. I am not going to give away the major plot topic, but I do feel that it wasn't nearly as shocking as the author made it seem. There was so much dramatic waiting for a reveal that wasn't terribly shocking.

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  • Monkey-sue
  • 2020-08-01

by chapter 6 I'm completely lost

it sounds like it could be a good book.... but there are so many characters being introduced without any real foundation of knowing who they are.. changing from then to now from then to now timelines.... I feel like I walked into a conversation of people I barely know talking about people I never met about something that they're not cooling me in on.

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  • Lulu Dx
  • 2020-06-11

Great Suspense!

Loved this twisty story. It turned out differently than I thought. Teresa Driscoll is so good at not giving away who the bad guy is and I love that. Character development was so good. I really felt like I knew these women when they were young in boarding school and now as adults. It was great seeing Matt starting out and how he met Sally. Narration was perfect!!!!

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  • Lady in the Pink House
  • 2020-06-06

Predictable

It was an interesting enough story with good character development, but it was very predictable.

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  • Ann Marie Martin
  • 2020-06-02

The secret gets the best of these three friends. "

This is a psychological thriller with complex characters. I could believe this happening to three fourteen year old friends and it haunting them for most of their lives. The author describes each character as they become adult and one friend suddenly distances herself from them. They start out in a boarding school under the direction of nuns. People are hurt physically and mentally, but the plot is exposed when the school is being demolished. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read. There is suspense, crime, friendship, betrayal and parental relationships. It cannot be put down when reading it. I have also read "The Friend" which is equally interesting.

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  • P. McCarron
  • 2020-05-10

The things that shape our lives.....

Beautifully written and performed! This story touches on life from adolescence to adulthood. Worry about the past, worry about the present and into the future. These three girls all loved each other and lead their lives based on a promise that shaped them. Looking forward to Teresa Driscoll’s Audible books!

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  • Clsohio53
  • 2019-12-27

Time Stopping

Kept you wanting to keep reading and not put it down. A very good read!

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  • barbara
  • 2019-10-29

The Promise

What an an emotional sad, yet beautiful story, full of love, hatred , friendship etc. I loved every minute. It is a story that will keep your mind thinking all the time, long after you have read it. The narration was excellent.

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  • Bap1968
  • 2019-10-15

Promises

This book kept me interested the whole time and it wasn't predictable like other books