Review: Promise Not To Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Series: Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Publisher
Pages: 336
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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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.

Marie's Thoughts
This chilling thriller by Jayne Ann Krentz is intense. Spanning 20 years, the story takes our two main characters (Virginia and Cabot) back to their past as one of their closest friends has died in a suspected suicide. But Virginia thinks otherwise. Determined to prove that her friend wasn’t the culprit, but rather the victim, she and Cabot dig into a world of deception and fear to find the answers they’re looking for.

Incredible. This book is a masterful story chocked full of twists and turns, hidden clues, and a bond between two survivors that blooms in to a perfectly satisfying romance. I couldn’t stop reading it. It was engaging, thrilling and highly entertaining. I would even boldly go as far as to say it was quite a step up from the first book in the series, and that’s saying a lot, as I truly enjoyed that one.
If you’re a fan of romantic suspense and mysteries, you’ll love Promise Not to Tell.

I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed PROMISE NOT TO TELL! Thanks for taking the time to review it.