"Intense, wickedly twisted, amazing read."
Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted December 26, 2017
Virginia Troy has finally gotten her life back together,
after the horrible near-death experience in a cult. Her time
there ended when the leader, Quinton Zane, set fire to the
whole compound with children locked in a flaming barn. Back
with her grandmother, she took on a PROMISE NOT TO TELL
persona as the older woman wanted.
Now as an art gallery owner, who was one of her artists was
also a member of that cult and painted disturbing work of
that horrible final day and now everyone believes she set
fire to her cabin and committed suicide. Virginia doesn't
believe it and goes to the one man she believes will help
her. Anson Salinas the cop who had used his own car to
rescue the children and even took into his home three of the
boys who had no one to go.
Cabot Sutter is one of those boys and the moment he sees
Virginia he knows he must help her find the truth about her
friend's death. Little does he know that doing so will bring
even more people out of the woodwork who have mayhem in
mind. Struggling to find the truth, they also realize that
there is more than just a past that they have in common, an
attraction that could mean an amazing future is there too.
PROMISE NOT TO TELL is an intense, wickedly twisted,
spine-tingling read. Virginia and Cabot are an amazing
couple who are perfect for each other. This couple has the
past in common but, because of that, they also have an
understanding for each other emotionally that no one else
could match. Adding to the drama is that for Cabot his
long-lost relatives are coming out of the woodwork and he
finds he has no choice but to deal with them on top of
everything else. One of the things I love most about reading
anything by author Jayne Ann Krentz; her characters are
flawed and real, have panic attacks, sometimes do things
without thinking, but are involved in a number of everyday
dramas. OK ... a millionaire grandfather, a young cousin who
suddenly shows up, a lawyer who wants to con you out of an
inheritance ... yep everyday situations. But every time I
read one of Ms. Krentz's books I feel closer to her
characters because they aren't perfect and I find reading
the stories just that much more enjoyable.
I always play detective when reading a mystery such as this
and I have to admit I only got half of the bad guys figured
out. There are a number of twists that will have your mouth
drop open as you read, because you never see them coming.
You have got to read PROMISE NOT TO TELL by Jayne Ann Krentz
to see if you can solve the mystery, while enjoying the
romance, relationship between the couple and the man who
became his father as well as the other quirky (and sometimes
good and sometimes sneakily bad) characters they meet up with.
A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this
electrifying novel from the New York Times
bestselling author of When All the Girls Have
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.
What do you think about this review?
1 comment posted.
Re: Intense, wickedly twisted, amazing read.
Wowsers. Thanks for the review, I think. Scary.
(Kathleen Bylsma 3:31pm January 2)
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