A man has been stabbed. A woman is bloodstained.
The nightmares from her teenage years have begun again for Olivia Field – just as she is preparing to marry.
Ex-convict, Tina is terminally ill. Before she dies, the care of her younger, psychologically unwell brother, Wayne must be ensured. So Tina calls in a promise made to her thirty years ago in a prison cell. A promise that was written down and placed with crucial evidence illustrating a miscarriage of justice in a murder case.
Tina believes Olivia is perfectly placed to provide the care Wayne needs, but to do so, Olivia must be forced to cancel her own wedding and wreck the lives of those close to her. Tina’s terrible blackmail demands put Olivia’s entire future and, ultimately, her freedom under threat.
The Promise is a fast-paced psychological thriller told from several third person viewpoints. The novel explores the lengths to which people are prepared go in order to protect those they love and the impossibility of ever fully escaping our past actions.
As soon as I read the blurb for this book I was intrigued and I knew that it would be a book that drew me in. I love a good psychological thriller so I was really looking forward to start this one.
The characters are great and the book is really well written with it being set and a great pace. I loved the suspense that the novel builds up as we find out more about Tina and Olivia. You are left guessing about what will happen next and what the ending and outcome will be – the book leaves you with one thought – How far would you go to protect those you love?
Four stars from me – highly recommended!
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Purchase from Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Promise-Sally-Jenkins-ebook/dp/B078RK6Q8S/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sally Jenkins lives in the West Midlands. She is a member of a Speakers’ Club, a volunteer library reading group coordinator and a church bell ringer. Sally’s first psychological thriller, Bedsit Three won the Ian Govan Award.
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