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Publisher's Summary

Following a bitter divorce, Troy Kirkwood is murdered, leaving his five-year-old daughter, Meika, in the care of her grandparents. But then Troy's crack-addicted ex-wife resurfaces, demanding custody of Meika. As the family fights to stay together, Troy's brother struggles to solve the murder.

National best-selling author Gloria Mallette, hailed as the new queen of African-American suspense, perfectly fuses mystery and family drama in Promises to Keep.

©2002 Gloria Mallette (P)2003 Recorded Books LLC

Critic Reviews

"Part love story, part mystery novel - complete with a surprising plot twist and a life lesson learned...clever and suspenseful." (The Washington Post)
"[A] thoughtful and persuasive cautionary tale of infidelity." (Essence)
"A juicy, captivating read." (Today's Black Woman)

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Great Book

This was a very good book. It was predictable, but it definitely captured my attention. Maybe it was the definition of the narrorators reading but needless to say it was a great book. I loved the characters in the book. So typical of any American family. It could have been your family or my family. Drug addiction and violence is not discrimatory to any race or gender. But it is typical in the human face when feeling are involved. It made you think" I know someone just like that. The ending was great. It was the twist in the story. A little unreal when the entire investigation of the muder took part. But it told the story of what a real loving parent would go through for the love of their child(ren)

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Pretty Good... But I wanted Great.

This book invoked so many emotions in me. I felt so much for so many of these characters and I just knew that with so much detail and so much emotion and so many twists that the author was going to do this story justice and leave us complete by letting us know "where they are now".. Sadly that only kinda happened. So many details towards the end were spent on things and B cast characters that I didn't care about - and the one thing/person I really did care about was left with a one word ending. UGH! This book had the potential to be great *sigh*... but it was just pretty good.

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Promises to Keep

This was a great book I enjoyed it alot.

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Loved it

This book was great. About family and perseverance. I recommended this book to a co-worker and she told me that "you did't tell me that I would be crying while reading this book."

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Loved It

Eloquently written, read effortlessly, emotionally charged. I loved the depths of the characters. A must read!

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Very Good!!

Very good story plot, the narrator was pretty good! Great story and plot and I also liked the ending!!

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dissapointing

I found the characters shallow and the style of writing immature. It is at the bottom of the list of books I've ordered the last 3 years.