Monday, 28 July 2014

YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: Promise Not to Tell - Jennifer McMahon

Release Date: 03/04/14
Publisher:  Indigo


Kate Cypher has returned home to Vermont, after a telephone call from friends who are worried about her mother's failing health. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered, a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood.

Three decades earlier, her misfit friend Del, shunned and derided by her classmates as "the potato girl", was brutally slain. Del's killer was never found, and Del achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories.

Now, as the new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying and unexpected ways. But nothing is quite what it seems - and the grim spectres of her childhood are far from forgotten.


To be honest this book was one that for me as a reader really didn’t stand out. The principle character was forgettable, the reasoning behind her choices confusing and when the reader gets to the meat of the tale its not really sure what its trying to be whether a crime thriller or a ghost story. Its nothing that stands out from the crowd and to be honest it was more than a little predictable which all round left me feeling cheated so sadly I won’t be rushing to pick up another title by Jennifer.

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