Monday, September 25, 2017

#BookReview - Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

Title: Promise Not To Tell
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense and Romance
Publisher: Penguin Group LLC (USA)
Release Date: January 2, 2018

About the Book:

A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of When All the Girls Have Gone.

A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she’ll leave some of her secrets behind...

Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide—and her own past.

Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire...and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories—and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear.
Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

Jayne Ann Krentz pulled me into this book from the very first page and I could not put it down until I was finished.  I had not realized that this was the second book in the Cutler, Sutten & Solinski series when I started reading it, but quite frankly, it can be read as a stand-alone.  I was so enthralled with the characters, however, that I purchased the first book in this series from Audible and listened to it that same day!  Now I can't wait for the next book in this series!  

"Promise Not to Tell" starts off with Hannah Brewster splashing accelerant around the inside of her small cabin and setting it on fire in order to destroy a painting on the wall.  She is frightened out of her mind and ends up going over the cliff nearby.  Was is murder or suicide?  And how is Quinton Zane involved?  This book goes much more into the background of Quinton Zane and his cult and how these children and their mothers ended up in the predicament that ensued.

Virginia Troy is one of the nine children rescued by Anson Solinski many years ago when Quinton Zane set the barn on fire that he had  locked the children in, hoping to kill them as well as their parents who had been locked in a separate building.  The parents could not be rescued, but at least Anson had been able to rescue the children.  Three of those children ended up as foster children to Anson since they had nowhere else to go.  He raised them as his son''s.  Virginia knew that Anson was involved with a private investigative agency and hoped that she could get his help to find out what happened to Hannah.  

This storyline kept me on the edge of my seat with new twists being thrown in at every turn.  Very exciting stuff!  And the characters, in Jayne Ann Krentz style, were multi-dimensional and realistic.  The romance was exciting too!  Loved it!.

Disclosure:  A complimentary ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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About the Author:
The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.


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