Jessica's Promise by Jill Childs
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
About the Book:
Teresa's heart stops when she enters her daughter's bedroom to find that her sweet, trusting little girl is gone. Teresa can't bear to think who would take a terrified three-year-old from her mother in the middle of the night, but all the signs point to someone close to home. Hasn't Jessica's stepfather been acting a little odd? Or is it, as Teresa is beginning to fear, something to do with Angie, her daughter's babysitter who lives next door? Gentle, retired Angie-she must be lonely, with only her memories to keep her company in that big, old house. And she's always had a special connection with Jessica... But was trusting Angie with her precious daughter the biggest mistake of Teresa's life?
This is a story that grabbed me from the prologue and didn't let go until the very end. What an intense read, so much was going thru my head in those first few chapters. The author did such a great job that you had no clue what was coming next or who was to blame...there were so many possibilities. Every character in the book had a specific role on how the book was going to end and I loved the changing narrators.
The writing is superb and the pacing of the narrative is perfect. I was totally immersed in the mystery and compulsively said "Just one more chapter..." while trying to figure out what happened. The characters were all believable and well-developed, although they aren't all reliable. At the conclusion of Jessica's Promise I sat there, stunned. I did not even have a hint of a guess about what really happened. Jessica's Promise is an excellent story, compelling and engrossing throughout the whole novel. This is my second book by Jill Childs and it will not be my last. I will be looking forward to many more.
Thank you NetGalley, Jill Childs and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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