Promise Not to Tell
My Rating: 4 Stars
Written by: Jayne Ann Kentz
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Genre: Suspense | Thriller | Mystery
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A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she leaves 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.
Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz
A complex and engaging mystery, spanning 20 years, makes for some seriously intense reading especially when it comes from Krentz.
Virginia Troy, gallery owner, and Cabot Sutter, private eye, have a tragic past in common. But 20 years later that tragic past has come back to haunt them, and it has definitely turned deadly.
A set of disturbing painting, an artist’s “suicide”, and a group of children that all survived a fire that wiped out the cult their parents belong too, draw Virginia and Cabot closure to the truth than they ever imagined.
Krentz writes a detailed plot filled with intricate twist and turns vividly painting a mental picture with words.
I received this ARC copy of Promise Not to Tell from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Promise Not to Tell is set for publication Jan. 2, 2018.