Promise Not To Tell

Promise Not To Tell

A Novel

Book - 2016
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For years 41-year-old Kate Cypher has avoided her childhood home, suppressing memories of her friend Del--dubbed Potato Girl by cruel classmates--whose murder 30 years prior has never been solved. Kate is certain that if she had done just two things differently on that fateful day, Del would still be alive. Now, Kate has returned to care for her Alzheimer's-afflicted mother, whose decent is accelerating. But on the night Kate arrives, a murder eerily similar to Del's occurs, tumbling Kate into a tangle of lies, rumors, and half-truths.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2016.
ISBN: 9780062560407
Characteristics: 305 p. : 19 cm.

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Krajzel May 03, 2014

It seems I am addicted to Jennifer McMahon. This is the third book I have read (one I forgot to post on my shelves) of Ms. McMahon's. Her books are always about little girls to whom bad things happen. I don't especially like the gist of the book, but they are a good read. You try to figure out who the villain is and you never get it right. In this book, a grown woman comes back to the place where she grew up to put her mother, who has Alzheimer's, in a nursing home. A young girl is murdered which brings back the murder of her childhood friend. A good read, you can hardly put the book down.

MsNavillus Apr 16, 2014

I agree that the ending is a bit predictable. In that sense, this is very much a first novel. Still, I enjoyed the premise and the character development very much. This is a quick, spooky read.

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sissi1
Oct 12, 2013

Nice read, but the end is quite predictable and lame.

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