Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Review: Promise Not To Tell
Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother who's afflicted with Alzheimer's. 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 dirt-poor friend Del—shunned and derided by classmates as "Potato Girl"—was brutally slain. Del's killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as this new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying, unexpected ways. Because nothing is quite what it seems . . . and the grim specters of her youth are far from forgotten.
The story goes back and forth between the time before Del's murder, and the days after the second girl is killed. This was a bit confusing at first, since some of the detials, they went back and forth, but once you got used to that bit, I really enjoyed Jennifer's story telling.
Kate was great, she had to look after her mom, and deal with the fact that her husband was a cheater, and then this murder of a childhood friend that she pretended wasn't, lied about constantly, in fact.
I love how all the clues came together, and there was that influence of the paranormal, though you wouldn't expect it too much from the rest of the book-but there is a rational explanation of that.
All in all, I love it, didn't see the bad guy coming, though I could've if I'd linked the mother to what was happening to her to some other key facts :)
So if you like a murder mystery, check this book out!