The Promise


The Promise

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.
 
 My Review

I thought this was a good book. While, I was not in love with it, I did enjoy it. It felt a little toned down in regards to the intensity level for me. For me personally, when it comes to physiological thrillers, I like the "mind games" that these types of books play. Although, this book was more character driven than about "mind games". Plus, the pacing of the story moved a bit slow.

Which, speaking of characters; Olivia and Tina were fine. As far as getting to know them, I felt like I did. Emotionally, I understood where each woman was coming from. Yet, the bond was more casual for me. Overall, as I stated previously, I did enjoy this book.

 
Author Bio –
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.
Social Media Links –
Twitter: @sallyjenkinsuk

 


 
 
 
 



About Sally Jenkins
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.
Follow Sally Jenkins
Website / Blog  https://sally-jenkins.com/
 
 

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