Promise Not To Tell
32%
off

Promise Not To Tell

3.62 (12,242 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Part coming-of-age novel, part ghost story, part psychological thriller - a powerful novel of adolescent friendship, betrayal and murderKate 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 21mm | 258g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752882988
  • 9780752882987
  • 307,725

Review quote

a gripping read * SCOTTISH WOMAN * Part ghost story, part psychological thriller, this is a powerful novel of adolescent friendship, betrayal and murder * LIVING NORTH * A story of betrayal that will keep you guessing at every turn * ASDA MAGAZINE * an interesting variant of American Gothic -- Carla McKay * DAILY MAIL * creepy and convincing * CANDIS * A gripping read * SCOTTISH WOMAN * Part ghost story, part psychological thriller, this is a powerful novel of adolescent friendship, betrayal and murder * LIVING NORTH * A story of betrayal that will keep you guessing at every turn * ASDA MAGAZINE * An interesting variant of American Gothic * DAILY MAIL * Creepy and convincing * CANDIS *show more

About Jennifer McMahon

Jennifer McMahon was born in 1968 and grew up in her grandmother's house in suburban Connecticut, where she was convinced a ghost named Virgil lived in the attic. She wrote her first short story in third grade. After graduating with a BA from Goddard College in 1991, she studied poetry for a year in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College. A poem turned into a story, which turned into a novel, and she decided to take some time to think about whether she wanted to write poetry or fiction. After bouncing around the country, she wound up back in Vermont, living in a cabin with no electricity, running water, or phone with her partner, while they built their own house. Over the years, Jennifer has been a house painter, farm worker, paste-up artist, Easter Bunny, pizza delivery person, homeless shelter staff member, and counselor for adults and kids with mental illness. She quit her last real job in 2000 to work on writing full time. She now lives with her partner and daughter in Barre, Vermont -- producer of one-third of all the granite gravestones and mausoleums in the US.Her website is http://www.jennifer-mcmahon.com/ and you can follow her on Twitter @jennifermcmahonshow more

Rating details

12,242 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 18% (2,165)
4 39% (4,722)
3 33% (4,091)
2 9% (1,094)
1 1% (170)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X