The Promise - Teresa Driscoll

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Official Blurb:

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?

My Thoughts:

I’m certainly glad I read this book, as it turned out to be a true ‘hold your breath’ for the answers kind of book.
However, it was a bit of a slow burner, to begin with, I expected this book to really grip me, but it actually took a while to take hold. It was only after Chapter 11 when there are small hooks at the end of the chapters that make you want to read ‘just one more chapter’ that I finally couldn’t put the book down!
The timeline is quite hard to keep track of as even during the ‘now’ 2016 sections there is reminiscing about past events.
However, once the book got going, and you were truly invested, it was a fantastic read as you really didn’t know what had happened and what the girls had ‘promised’.
I liked the fact that once you did know, this didn’t mean the end of the book, and that there were lots of shocks and turns still to come. It was only as I finished the book I really thought about the book being called ‘The Promise’ it wasn’t called ‘What They Did’, but it was all about them keeping the promise and the ramifications if they didn’t!

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The Promise
by Teresa Driscoll
Date Started
12th November 2018
Date Finished
14th November 2018
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