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The Promise

Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The chilling new psychological thriller from the #1 bestselling author of I Am Watching You.

It was their darkest secret. Three schoolgirls made a promise - to take the horrible truth of what they did to the grave.

Thirty years later, Beth and Sally have tried to put the trauma behind them. Though Carol has distanced herself from her former friends, the three are adamant that the truth must never come to light, even if the memory still haunts them.

But when some shocking news threatens to unearth their dark secret, Beth enlists the help of private investigator Matthew Hill to help her and Sally reconnect with estranged Carol ­- before the terrible act they committed as teenagers is revealed.

Beth wishes she could take back the vow they made.

But somebody is watching and will stop at nothing to ensure the secret stays buried. Now, with her beloved family in peril, can Beth still keep the promise?

©2019 Teresa Driscoll (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Expertly handled noir…” (Fiona Barton, Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author of The Widow)

“Gripping and well written with warm, realistic characters who will haunt you long after you’ve reached the dramatic end.” (Jane Corry, Sunday Times best-selling author of My Husband’s Wife)

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Could. Have been good

Could have been good, but plot was too slow and threw all the surprises in two chapters.

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  • Roe
  • New Jersey
  • 04-04-19

One of the worst books I’ve listen to in a long time!

This book just had too many characters and too much jumping back-and-forth from past to present with nothing much happening at all I gave it until about halfway through and then just stopped listening because it was more annoying than anything. I did really enjoy the other two books in the series and I thought this one would be just as good. Boy was I wrong.

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Very good book!

This was the first book I have read by this author, I will definitely read more of her books!

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The story was a little slow and not very thrilling

I finished this book but it didn’t grab my attention and make me want to listen 24/7 there was mystery but not much suspense. The story was dragged on. But it wasn’t bad. I just prefer more suspense

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Entertaining but not much more

It was well written, and well narrated, but the story was a bit gimick-y for me.

I liked the characters, but none were terribly deep.

I recommend it if you're looking for an easy, entertaining listen.

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How Far Would You Go to Keep a Promise?

Driscoll has done it again: swept me off my feet! I knew I would like The Promise; I just didn't know how much.

I guessed several of the plot mysteries as I knew I would: however, I missed several plot twists. That is one of the reasons I like Driscoll so much. She can take a common writing theme and write the story as if the theme is something new and unusual.

This is a Great read and an even better Audible.

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Power of friendship

What a heart breaking and beautiful story. I loved every second of the story. I had nothing figured out and loved it. I loved use of different narrators also.

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  • Ruby
  • 02-26-19

Promising

3 girls, a deadly secret held since their school days...now its threatening to be revealed...

I have listened to quite a lot of thrillers now, I am by no means an expert...but its now taking more to impress me.

The Promise was only okay not brilliant, that being said I was excited to find out what happened even if I did guess quite a lot of it early on.
It did has an interesting narration style, each chapter narrated by a different character which a separate narrator...this was extra surprising when a male narrator chipped in what seemed like halfway through the book.
This was a nice easy listen, and entertaining few hours...but nothing spectacular.

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  • Wendy
  • 04-05-19

Really good story

Well written and well performed. Kept me listening intrigued to know what was coming next.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-19

Solid performances. Great plot

If you are a woman who has had children this has special resonance. I found it riveting.