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Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz
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Promise Not to Tell

by Jayne Ann Krentz

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There were parts of the relationship that didn't quite work (insta-love is not my favourite trope) but the part where they both take care of each other when they both suffer from panic attacks and other issues? That works like a charm.

Virginia Troy is a gallery owner, her past includes escaping from a cult as a child and one of her artists is one of that cult's former members. When they escaped they almost died in a fire and she lost her mother. When the artist dies, apparently of suicide, she doubts the verdict, but she only has intuition to steer her. She turns to a private investigation firm. The firm is headed by the man who rescued all the children he could and adopted three. She was taken by her mother clutching a book that holds the future for them all.

Sometimes it felt like it was lagging and unsure if it was supposed to be a thriller or a romance novel, but overall it kept me reading and by the end I cared for this PTSD with bonus panic attack couple drama with murderous tension in the background. It kept me reading and I did enjoy it. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jun 25, 2018 |
DESCRIPTION, NOT REVIEW: A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she’ll leave some of her secrets behind...

Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide—and her own past.

Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire...and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories—and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear. ( )
  treehousereader | Jun 2, 2018 |
In this sequel to When Have All the Girls Gone, which you don't have to have read to read this book, Krentz turns her attention to the brooding brother Cabot Sutter. When Virginia Troy walks into his new detective agency that he runs with his brothers and his father because she recognizes the name Salinas as being that of the sheriff who rescued her all those years ago from the fire set by cult leader Quinton Zane. Cabot and his two brothers were also rescued by Anton Salinas and later he became their foster father and raised them when no family members came forward to claim them.

Virginia suspects something suspicious about the death of her friend, artist Hannah Brewster a former cult member, who it is believed to have jumped over the cliff near her home on one of the San Juan islands after torching her house. What makes her doubt this is that she sent her a camera with one picture on it: the last painting of a series of paintings she had been doing of the night the compound went up. In this last picture is a clear picture of Quinton Zane wherein the others the face was hazy. There's also a picture of a modern car in the background. Salinas and his boys believe that Zane faked his death and is alive and well but haven't been able to find him. This could be a major clue.

Meanwhile, someone at Nightwatch, a small tech company, is searching Victoria's home and art gallery business for a missing key that will lead to Quinton Zane's missing money. His ex-lover with whom he designed an app for the company, which he took credit for, is found dead at the gallery in the locked storeroom where Hannah's paintings of the fire are stored.

While Virginia and Cabot are looking for a connection between Nightwatch and Quinton Zane, the two become quite close. Neither one has a great track record in the relationship department. Virginia has anxiety attacks and the last time she had sex she had one during it which imploded the relationship. I love that this book doesn't make their first time together perfect with him "curing" her right off of the bat or anything. Or that just because they get close and form a relationship it doesn't stop him from getting up at 1:35 in the morning. Virginia and Cabot are great characters too that I came to really care about. This book also held some real surprises for me. I didn't have it all figured out and that was refreshing. I highly recommend this book. ( )
  nicolewbrown | Mar 19, 2018 |
This book felt a little more original than a lot of the other books Krentz has put out recently. Less paint by numbers. Perhaps it was because the plot felt fresher. But it did have the characteristic "murderer explains all at the end of the book." I thought the hero was a little less fleshed out then usual but it was OK. Second book in series after All the Girls have Gone,. ( )
  phyllis2779 | Mar 8, 2018 |
Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz is a 2018 Berkley publication.

Rebound! I’m beginning to sense a little excitement with this series!!

The first book in this new series by veteran author, Jayne Ann Krentz, got off to a rocky start, or at least it did for me.

I was hoping fervently that this second installment would show some improvement, and so I am happy to say it is a much stronger effort and I really enjoyed it.

Seattle comes to life in this story, adding the right touch to set the stage for a darker, more in depth look at cults, the psychological damages of trauma, amid a fast- paced race to find a killer, before he strikes again.

Virginia is convinced her friend was murdered or at the very least driven to commit suicide, and the killer could be the cult leader Virginia escaped from as a child. Knowing Cabot Sutter will understand the gravity of the situation, she hires him to flush out their arch enemy.

But, when Virginia and Cabot come face to face there is an immediate and undeniable current between them. Their relationship development is quirky, but awesome, and I quickly grew to like them both.

The subject of cults is timely, in my opinion, mainly because of the psychology behind them and how ‘leaders’ are able to convince people to join them and remain committed to them, no matter how outlandish things become.

Of course, like in most crimes, this one boils down to the basic greed and the love of money, but, there are some unexpected twists along the way, with some crazy, jarring revelations, as well.

The book also touches on the complexities of family and the importance of forgiveness, which gives the story more depth.

There was some repetitive dialogue, here and there, but the banter and chemistry between Virginia and Cabot sizzles, and the author deftly adds a very realistic look at PTSD and anxiety attacks. The plotting is tight, fast-paced, and creepy, which is a big improvement over the first installment.

One word of caution, though- while the immediate story line is wrapped up, there is a ‘to be continued’ element at the very end- so you will definitely want to be on board for the third installment, which promises to be to a real humdinger.

If you missed the first installment, it’s no biggie. It might provide a little background, but you can start with this one and be just fine.

Overall, this a solid outing for JAK, who was beginning to really worry me. It’s good to see her get back into the groove with this one.
4 stars ( )
  gpangel | Jan 11, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399585273, Hardcover)

A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of When All the Girls Have Gone.
 
A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she’ll leave some of her secrets behind...
 
Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide—and her own past.
 
Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire...and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories—and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear.

(retrieved from Amazon Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:06:22 -0400)

"A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of When All the Girls Have Gone. A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea--but she'll leave some of her secrets behind... Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide--and her own past. Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire...and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories--and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear"--… (more)

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