Promise Not to Tell

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 02 Feb 2018

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Source: Net Galley
Release Date: January 2, 2018
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Promise Not To Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz
Berkley
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Virginia Troy is the owner of an art gallery in Seattle. When one of her artists turns up dead, Virginia has a good reason to believe that it was murder. Virginia is one of the few survivors of a cult that was destroyed when she was a child, and the missing author was one of her mother's few friends with in the cult. Virginia knows she can't take her suspicions to just anyone; but Anson Salinas, the man who helped save the children from the fire, happens to be a partner in a private...

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When Virginia Troy was a young girl she lived with her mother inside of a cult. One day there is a fire at the compound and Virginia’s mother dies in the fire. By some miracle, Virginia and the other children in the cult survive, at least physically. Emotionally it is a different story. Those children are scarred for life. With a lot of love and support from her grandma and a lot of therapy, Virginia is now an art gallery owner and she is coping pretty well. When one of her artist friends dies, the result of an apparent suicide, Virginia does not believe that is the cause of death. Before they died, they sent Virginia a picture that she drew...

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Jayne Krentz just keeps getting better and better. I read this book in one sitting. She grabs your attention from the first page and just pulls you into the story.
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uh..... i think i read a different book than everyone else because i did not love this one. i've only read two by jayne ann krentz - secret sisters and the first one in this series, and i remember liking them well enough but don't remember much else about them. i don't know if i've just been reading more books like this lately and hers don't compare to others anymore, or if this one was just.. not good. the writing felt clunky, the stuff coming out of the character's mouths sounded so robotic and the romance was lackluster. i am honestly confused as i don't remember her other books being this awkward, and it hasn't even been a year since i read the...

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Jane Ann Krentz is one of the best when it comes to Suspenseful Romance. Virginia and Cabot were raised together in a cult. They are reunited in their quest to find the leader of the cult and murderer of their mothers.
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I enjoyed the first book in this series more than this one as there seemed to be more suspense and the characters more enjoyable in that book. For those that like Krentz this will be a must read.
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I didn't know this book was part of a series when I requested it. However, there are parts of it that, clearly, readers only benefit from after reading the other books.

What little I did glean from those sections, however, definitely made me wonder about the background to this particular book. The characters keep talking about a cult, but everything they describe doesn't really suggest a cult. A man runs a pyramid scheme and manages to convince hordes of women to live with him at the same time? How can someone scamming people force them to live with him? What about the men? Why/how only women? The word "cult" is thrown about pretty casually, but nothing makes the former...

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Jayne Ann Krentz delivers on another compelling Romantic Suspense. Promise Not to Tell features some familiar faces and some new ones. Krentz’s stories are intricate and her world building is stellar. It sometimes feels as if you’ve known the characters for generations even after a few chapters because Krentz does such a good job of establishing what drives the character and their underlying traits so quickly in her books. Of course, she has a method and clearly it’s a successful one as each book is just as good or even better than the last. She also likes to hide little Easter egg mentions of her other series within each book and it always gives me a little thrill to recognize either...

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4.5 Stars
Virginia and Cabot survived the machinations of twisted cult leader as kids, when he tried to kill them all in a fire, but their mothers weren’t so fortunate. They’re reunited when Virginia hires Cabot’s detective firm to investigate the suspicious death of one of the survivors. The police think it’s a suicide, but Virginia is convinced there’s more to her death when she receives a message in the form of a cryptic painting depicting the supposedly dead cult leader in a horror scene that looks like it was set in the present. It soon becomes apparent that Virginia is in grave danger.

Both Virginia and Cabot are haunted by the past. It’s made any romantic relationship difficult...

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A Good Book with excellent plot line and wonderful characters.
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Promise Not to Tell, is book 2 in the Cutter, Carter and Salinas Detective Agency series and a solid installment.
Virginia Troy, an art gallery owner in Seattle has built a life after a childhood escape from a fiery tragedy at a cult compound. She is haunted but functional when her past comes back to find her. She reaches out to fellow victim turned PI, Cabot Sutter for help.
The novel has twists and turns aplenty and a believable relationship of two wounded souls but it tended to move a bit slowly in the middle before ramping up to a surprising conclusion. Fans of the series will enjoy this novel and anticipate the next that will shed more light on the mysterious Quinton Zane. B

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DNF--not my kind of book--I thought it was more of a book about cults, less of a PI story.
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When I reviewed When All the Girls Have Gone, the first Cutler, Sutter & Salinas book last year, it read like a stand alone, so I assumed it was. In fact, I was downright thrilled that it was a standalone, because that meant I wasn’t waiting with bated breath for the next book in the series.

I should have remembered that Jayne Ann Krentz, under all of her various pennames (Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle) writes very, very few standalones these days. Because now we have the second book in the series, and I believe there will be at least a third. After all, Max Cutler got his HEA in Girls, and now it’s Cabot Sutter’s turn in Promise. Not only is Anson Salinas entitled to his chance, but Max...

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This author never disappoints!!  She is a must read author every time!!
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Wow. Just Wow. I absolutely could not put Promise Not to Tell down.

From word one I was drawn into the lives of Virginia and Cabot. Her anxiety issues and his dry humor made me laugh out loud as they were fleeing for their lives. That’s not to say the suspense wasn’t high because it, there is just a lightness to Promise Not to Tell and their personalities that makes you want to stay in the book with them.

It’s interesting to read about how cult leaders dupe the unsuspecting but we rarely hear about the aftermath. In Promise Not to Tell we learn about the lives of the children twenty-two years after the nightmare that bonded them and pulled them apart. Fixing the mistakes of the parents is...

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When I read the first book in the series over a year ago, I was only just beginning to read romance mysteries. A lot has happened since then and I have discovered I do like mysteries. When I saw the next book in the Cutler, Sutter & Salinas Series was coming out it was a no-brainer that I was going to read it. I grabbed my copy of Promise Not to Tell and settled in for a read. I would like to point out one thing. It’s been very foggy here while I’ve been reading this book and I found it to be the perfect setting. Quite a bit of the story takes place in a secluded area, so my weather has added a certain ambiance.

Honestly, I think I may have overlooked in the previous book, or maybe it...

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I am a fan of Krentz and have read virtually everything she has written. This book, however, seems a retread of earlier plots. I was disappointed.
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This is the first book I have read in a long time that was sexy, smart, and just plain fun. The story reaching back 22 years to a tragic fire set by a cult leader leads to mystery, murder and mayhem in the present with two very attractive survivors of that long ago tragedy. There were many many twists to the story but they all unfolded  logically and kept this reader totally invested up to the last page.  The love story added a dimension to the story without turning it into a Hallmark movie. What is even better is the satisfaction in knowing the story continues. I look forward to reading the next adventure.
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3.5 Hearts Let me say that Krentz is high on my list of favorite authors but this book just didn’t do it for me. It seemed very long and yet each chapter was very short.
Virginia and Cabot knew each other as kids living in a cult and dealing with horrendous conditions and almost being killed. Now they are adults and believe the cult leader is back.
The story just wasn’t suspensive enough and I never really connected to the characters. I suggest reading any of Krentz’s books but don’t start with this one as you will not really get the feel of Krentz’s work.
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I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest...

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