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Review of The Promise by Teresa Driscoll

1 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much to Thomas and Mercer and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This book started off so good for me. It instantly drew me in as do any books written around boarding schools, especially thrillers and suspense novels. I didn’t like the characters all that much but I felt that the story made up for them.

This book is about Beth who is trying to forget the secrets of her past and live in the present with her husband and two children. When she finds out that the boarding school she attended is being closed down she tries to reach out to her two best friends from school, terrified that their big secret will be revealed when they demolish the school. After strangle and startling occurrences start happening in her life she fears that someone else knows about their secret and is trying to get back at them.

I made it about 70% of the way through this book and then called it quits. The buildup to the big secret the two girls are hiding was so big and the way it was eating Beth alive so bad I knew it had to be something good. But I was so way off. The way Beth was acting and she even hired a dang private investigator to try and find her other friend I thought maybe they had murdered someone and buried their body on the school grounds. Nope, it wasn’t really all that exciting. Don’t get me wrong what they did was absolutely terrible but I figured the way the two main characters were acting that it would directly impact their lives, when in reality it really didn’t.

Such a disappointment for me this book was. I hate books that hype you up that much and then when the big mystery is revealed it’s a total dud.

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