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Promise Not To Tell

Jennifer McMahon

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

Part coming-of-age novel, part ghost story, part psychological thriller - a powerful novel of adolescent friendship, betrayal and murder

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.

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Praise for Promise Not To Tell

  • creepy and convincing - CANDIS

  • an interesting variant of American Gothic - DAILY MAIL - Carla McKay

  • A story of betrayal that will keep you guessing at every turn - ASDA MAGAZINE

  • Part ghost story, part psychological thriller, this is a powerful novel of adolescent friendship, betrayal and murder - LIVING NORTH

  • a gripping read - SCOTTISH WOMAN

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Jennifer McMahon

Jennifer McMahon lives in Vermont with her partner and daughter. Island of Lost Girls was her first novel for Sphere and will be followed by Girl in the Woods.

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