The Promise by Teresa Driscoll

Kindle Edition, 309 pages
Expected publication: February 7th 2019 by Thomas & Mercer
About the Book:
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?

There are seconds between one whole path in your life and a different one. A split-second choice. Do it. Or don’t.

This was a carefully crafted, exquisite gem of a book. Of course I was expecting a twist, you read enough of this type of thriller and you KNOW one is coming, but I liked how the revelations came out and found the book to have a satisfying conclusion.

The tension is built up in a way that you needed to keep reading. The writing is excellent and I got attached to the characters immediately and they had very clearly defined personalities which made them easy to like or hate. The fact that Carol is somewhat MIA added an air of suspense to the novel because I never knew what she was thinking or what she might do next. She was unpredictable which was both exciting and nerve-wracking.

Bottom Line: The book is well writen with a cast of characters and a story line that is contemporary and believable. It is a very emotional book and one that I didn't want to put down.

Thank you NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and Teresa Driscoll for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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