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Publisher's Summary

A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this electrifying novel from the New York Times best-selling author of When All the Girls Have Gone.

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, PI 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 picture, 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.

©2018 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Not as good as her previous books.

Very slow moving. The audible performance is poor, with the male character's voices barely distinguishable from female's. Very little inflection and emotion in the voices.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good sequel "but".

Would you listen to Promise Not to Tell again? Why?

The second Book in a series involving a deadly cult 20 years later. The book is well written but needed to edit out some of the sub plots. What happened to cult survivors good. Murderous OCD Start up head, twins separated at birth and evil Biker half sister unnecessary.

If you’ve listened to books by Jayne Ann Krentz before, how does this one compare?

Most Krentz books rate an 8 to 10 score with me . This one is an 8.

Which character – as performed by Susan Bennett – was your favorite?

V. Troy

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Another fine story

This book is fast paced, intriguing, and definitely worth my money. I have been a fan of Krentz for a long time, in all her genres. This book does not disappoint. Cabot and Victoria were both rescued from a cult when they were children when the cult leader set a fire that killed their mothers and others. Now as adults, they meet to investigate whether one of the last old survivors of the erstwhile cult was murdered or committed suicide. I definitely didn’t see some of the twists coming. This is the second of a series of connected books, and the last chapter sets up the next one, but not in an annoying way. I am looking forward to the next book, and I know I will reread the whole series again in the future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Yea!

Ms Krentz's books are always great but this one was riveting! Narration was a bit slower than needed to be, I caught myself almost growing disinterested but story was so good that I didn't want to miss out even though the narrator had me yawning. I 'sense' a new series coming with excitement not felt since our beloved Arcane Society came to an end (keep hope she will revive once again). Bravo!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Mediocre narration takes away from story

Typical engaging Krentz story, although more damaged protagonists than usual. But slightly off pacing, and frequent indistinguishable difference in characters’ voices by the narrator made the story confusing at times. Also one significant jarring glitch where a line was repeated by the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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The Narrator nearly put me to sleep

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A vibrant and interesting narration. Even in the most dramatic moments of the story, the narrator continued in the same tone the same pace. It was deadly.

Has Promise Not to Tell turned you off from other books in this genre?

Nope! However I'll watch out for this narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She did a terrible job! Her narration was practically monotone.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really. I actually really, really didn't like it. Aside from the narration the plot was really dull and somewhat outdated.