The Promise

A Gripping Thriller You Won't Be Able to Put Down
Narrated by: Alison Campbell
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
4.4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two sisters. One murder. And an unbreakable bond.

Growing up in squalor with their drug-addicted prostitute mother, sisters Georgie and Marnie Parker have had to endure the very darkest side of life.

When their mother is sentenced for brutally murdering a client, Georgie and Marnie's already precarious lives are blown apart and they now share a terrible secret. Sent to a children's home, the sisters hope this might finally be their safe haven after years of neglect. But they soon discover they're in real danger.

Desperate to find a place of safety, Georgie and Marnie run for their lives, but end up in the hands of Delray Anderton. A violent London gangster and notorious pimp, Delray has big plans for beautiful teenager Georgie, seeing her as a chance to make some serious money.

Fiercely protective of each other, Georgie and Marnie must escape the clutches of a man who will do anything to keep the sisters for himself. And, they must keep the promise they made to each other - no one can ever know the truth.

A gritty, shocking and gripping thriller that will engross fans of Kimberly Chambers, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane.

©2017 Casey Kelleher (P)2017 Bookouture

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Edge of your seat read!

What did you love best about The Promise?

Casey Kelleher has managed to write another electrifying, dark and twisted book. There were some surprising elements that I wasn’t expecting, making for a riveting read. This book was heartbreaking on so many levels. Georgie and Marnie have had such a sad and tough life. Their mother Josie is a prostitute and a drug addict who can’t seem to get it together and be the mother that her children deserve. The poor little things have witnessed some horrifying stuff that no one, much less a child should ever see. This is an extremely dark and gritty read, there are several instances of abuse and at times it was very hard to read. But what kept me going was my concern for these sweet girls, I so badly wanted them to be well taken care of.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Promise?

This book is full of suspense. With two stories getting interwoven together. This is gritty, fast paced and well written. With characters you will love and other characters you will love to hate. I found this book very hard to put down.

Which scene was your favorite?

I was extremely happy with Javine handling Delray at the elevator scene!!

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

YES!!! I simply devoured this book! Heartbreaking, suspenseful and a gritty crime novel that had me in tears at times. Fantastic and realistic characters, especially the gusty and brave 12 year old Georgie and her younger sister Marnie.

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The Promise

so so so good. fantastic (and I mean fantastic!!) narration. I could not stop listening to this one and the ending was just brilliant.

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  • leebee 112
  • 04-08-17

The Most Realistic Authentic Fiction

This is the first book where the writer has been able to tackle a difficult subject with such Authority I really wanted to leave a comment which doesn't often happen Great Book and Performance ,Cassey Kelleher has knitted together a Story that I wanted to be sure not to miss a sentence of it ,I'm headed to find another to see how consistent She Is .

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  • mary
  • 04-07-17

the promise

I really enjoy Casey Kelleher. good story. very well read. will be looking out for another of her books.

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  • ageless.stranger
  • 05-16-17

Boring from start to finish

the narrator's voice is annoying and the book completely boring, very good for insomniacs. not a patch on Kimberly Chambers.

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  • Megmon
  • 03-29-17

Brilliant

Loved this couldn't put it down.
I hope there is a follow up please.
Thank you

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  • Jo Arnoup
  • 05-09-20

Amazing & Gripping Storyline

another big 👏👏 for CK 😍😍 love it love it Great to be able to listen for a change rather than read

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  • 01-10-20

The Promise

Couldn't put it down brilliant Story plenty of twists right up to the end .

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  • J. B. Connor
  • 01-14-19

Not what I expected!

The characters in this story are truly compelling. I couldn't wait to find out what happened to them. I did not expect the way in which the story was told. Thank you. Loved it!

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  • discokings0
  • 10-11-18

A bit boring

Boring. Nothing like Martina Cole. good job i got this for free with my free trial.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-27-18

Simply brilliant

A really excellent book. Brilliantly written and narrated. A real twist at the end which shows a true mothers love. I would and DO highly recommend this book.

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  • lisa
  • 02-19-18

great story narration could have been better

Where does The Promise rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

i would give the story 9 out of 10 but the narrator paused too long during chapters

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  • Caz
  • 05-27-19

A good listen

This book sits in the Martina Cole genre of the gritty, dark side of London. The narration is excellent and helps to really follow each character as the plot develops. I really enjoyed the story, although it's difficult to listen to in some parts as it's an all too true portrayal of real life for some elements of society, living in poverty and in a trap of drugs and abuse. You really feel for the little ones, Georgie and Marnie. The voice of Javine is as annoying as she is supposed to be, but her part of the story is not so believable and felt too contrived as a convenient character rather than part of the plot. My only criticism is that it is a bit repetitive in parts - saying the same thing over and over, like this sentence, repeating the same point again and again. Otherwise, a good story, great narration and recommended.