The Promise by Teresa Driscoll Review

Although I have other works from the author sitting on my bookshelves, this was my first read by Teresa Driscoll and it will not be the last. 

Told mainly from Beth's POV (past and present) it took a while for the book to set up. Once the plot is established, Matthew and Carol's present POV get interspersed. With that being said, it took me a while to be engaged into the book. However, I really enjoyed the author's writting style as well as the characters she created. I was surprised by the twists in the end while I did guess some of the others throughout the novel. 

I'm not usually a fan of books about friends with secrets from the past because it has been done quite a lot but I really enjoyed The Promise. I thought the idea of secrets kept from a Catholic boarding schools was original. 

I will definitely recommend The Promise and will bump the author's previous books on top of my TBR.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for my electronic copy and Thomas & Mercer for my finished copy. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. 

Here's a quick synopsis:
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 her beloved family in peril, can Beth still keep the promise? (Reference : Goodreads)
Happy reading,

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