Review: The Promise by Teresa Driscoll


It was their darkest secret. Three schoolgirls made a promise – to take the horrible truth of what they did to the grave.

Thirty years later, Beth and Sally have tried to put the trauma behind them. Though Carol has distanced herself from her former friends, the three are adamant that the truth must never come to light, even if the memory still haunts them.

But when some shocking news threatens to unearth their dark secret, Beth enlists the help of private investigator Matthew Hill to help her and Sally reconnect with estranged Carol ­– before the terrible act they committed as teenagers is revealed.

Beth wishes she could take back the vow they made.

But somebody is watching and will stop at nothing to ensure the secret stays buried. Now, with


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A thriller that wasn’t actually all that thrilling.


So this book is marketed as a thriller and I guess it could be considered that, but I was never on the edge of my seat.  Not that the book was bad. I did enjoy reading about the friendship and lives of the three women involved and there were certainly twists and turns throughout the story.  

The book switches between past and present, first and third person, and narrators.  Surprisingly, none of that bothered me. It was clearly done, and the voices of the narrators were different enough that confusion was not an issue.  I do think perhaps it was a bit overdone and slightly unnecessary but it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book.

The story kept me engaged, and the pace was great, but I wanted a little more mystery.

Overall: 3

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