Promise Not to Tell

Promise Not to Tell

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018
Edition: First editon
ISBN: 9780399585272
Branch Call Number: Fiction Kre
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 24 cm


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IndyPL_MaryG Mar 01, 2019

The second book in the "Sons of Anson Salinas" series doesn't disappoint. The main characters: Virginia Troy and Cabot Sutter both are survivors of the cult that is a thread through this series. We learn more about this as the death of an artist who was also a part of the cult kicks off the proceedings.

Feb 07, 2019

Didn't enjoy this at all. Too many characters to keep track of and too repetitive. Sorry. Not a fan.

May 09, 2018

I ordinarily steer clear if romances, preferring my mystery, suspense, and thrillers be minus sexual entanglements. But after being assured by a friend that I would enjoy the mystery and suspense elements of this story, I gave it a go.
I did enjoy the mystery and suspense elements and found the plot to be something out of the ordinary. The unique experience the two protagonists share and how it has sculpted their adult lives makes it very understandable that they would be drawn together, and that they would find it difficult to forn relationships with others who could not understand their continuing trauma.
This would be a great beach read as chapters are short and the story is action-filled.

Jan 30, 2018

Gallery owner, Virginia Troy, has survived the worst nightmare as a child. She, along with many other children, survived a fire started by a cult leader in the compound they lived. Artist Hannah Brewster was also one of those children. Many thought her crazy but her craziness fueled her ability to paint a Visions series that represented the fire, both past and her visions of what she thought to be the cult leader had returned. When Hannah jumps off a cliff, Virginia is the last to see Hannah's vision. Virginia hires a private investigative service to help investigate Hannah's death. The investigation begins to unravel a chain of events that twist and turn. Just when I thought I had figured out who was responsible, something else threw me off. Loved it! Just enough suspense and romance to balance out to a great read.

Jan 25, 2018

I have read every Jayne Ann Krentz novel as I love her writing style, and focus on the Pacific Northwest. However, the repetition of always have a neurotic PTSD heroine featuring the same physical characterics over and over again kinds of leaves me wanting more. I noticed also with this novel that the chapters seem to be extremely brief, leaving a lot of half empty pages.... Still, well written and definately ends with the promise of another sequel.

Jan 06, 2018

Really enjoyed this book which had characters that had a past that linked them together, while they were pursuing the present. The author drew you into the lives of the characters and would not let you go until there were answers to quest. There were twists and turns that kept you reading and turning pages so you could get the the end. Great read and looking forward to the next one.


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