Saturday, February 10, 2018

BOOK TOUR: The Promise by Sally Jenkins @rararesources

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Book Information
Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • File Size: 438 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Publisher: The Book Guild Ltd (January 28, 2018)
  • Publication Date: January 28, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1912083981
  • ISBN-13: 978-1912083985
  • ASIN: B078RK6Q8S

The Promise by Sally Jenkins

Synopsis: 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 to go in order to protect those they love and the impossibility of ever fully escaping our past actions.

Review: This book is definitely action-packed. Sometimes there is so much going on you wonder how it will all wrap up by the end of the book. And, to be honest, I found that at least one major point was NOT wrapped up by the end.

The main premise of the book is how far someone would go to force someone to honor a promise made for them years ago. Tina needs to provide for her brother Wayne before cancer takes her life, She decides that Olivia should marry him and provide for him, and she is willing to go to extreme lengths to make sure it happens.

The story is very well written and paced, and the characters are well-defined. We get a look into their pasts, their motivations, and their emotions as the story plays out.

Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys this genre.

Rating: Four stars

Sally Jenkins 4About 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.

Social Media Links –
Twitter: @sallyjenkinsuk

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