Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz

Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2)

Listening Length: 10 hours and 40 minutesA painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she leaves 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 tha...

Details Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2)

TitlePromise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherRecorded Books
GenreRomance, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Suspense

Reviews Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2)

  • Monnie
    This complex, intriguing story spans more than 20 years - from the time eight young children are rescued from certain death in a barn fire deliberately set by the leader of a cult to which their parents belonged to the present, when death once again stalks the survivors. Now, one of them - an artist whose work is in an art gallery owned by another of the survivors - commits suicide. Virginia Troy, the gallery owner, suspects the death was murder;...
  • .Under the pages
    Virginia Troy and Cabot Sutter both were in a cult along with their mothers when they were just kids, until the day the cult leader, Quinton Zane, set the compound they were in on fire and killed their mothers. They never saw each other again until one of Virginia’s artists, who also was in the cult twenty-two years ago, killed herself right after leaving Virginia one last piece that left her second guessing all her beliefs regarding the cult. ...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    Full review...3.5 Stars. This a continuation of sorts of the first book in this trilogy about three foster brothers who survived a fire started by the crazy leader of the cult they were trapped in as children. The book is a pretty decent mystery, and just a little different from JAK's standard formula.This time around, both Cabot and Virginia were childhood survivors of the fire. They meet again when she hires his PI firm to help her investigate ...
  • Beth
    I received this ARC copy of Promise Not to Tell from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Promise Not to Tell is set for publication Jan. 2, 2018.
  • UnusualChild{beppy}
    4 starsSynopsis: Virginia survived a fire her mother died in that was set by the leader of the cult that they belonged to. She now owns an art gallery, and has paintings by an artist who was also part of the cult. The artist dies, but manages to send Virginia a picture of her final painting. Virginia is convinced that the artist didn't die naturally, and hires a private investigator to check into it. The firm that she hires is one that is co-owne...
  • Dorie
    I did not know that this was book two of a trilogy, but it was good as a stand alone mystery. I also have never read Ms. Krentz so I was pleasantly surprised.The book opens with an artist setting fire to her cabin after painting one last painting on the wall, knowing that the fire will consume it. She had a very traumatic childhood, being one of only a handful of children who were saved when a cult leader set fire to a barn housing all of the chi...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    RTC. I enjoyed this one
  • Rosemary
    PROMISE NOT TO TELL starts out with suspense, a troubled artist on an isolated island. Was she murdered or driven to suicide? Virginia Troy, an Seattle art gallery owner, who shares a past with the artist, wants to know and hires a firm of private investigators who were also involved with the past, an involvement with a cult which ends horrifically. Virginia and the investigator follow leads but the suspense starts to wear thin.(I received pre-pu...
  • MAB LongBeach
    The fiery end to a cult casts a long shadow in this gripping follow-up to When All the Girls Have Gone. Virginia Todd, the youngest of the children trapped in a barn fire the night Quentin Zane burned down the compound walks int0 the newly opened detective agency of Cutler, Sutter, and Salinas looking for help in proving that a reclusive artist she represented did not take her own life. Before she died, Hannah produced one last painting possibly ...
  • Rachel
    I used to read all the Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz, but moved away as she started incorporating more mystical elements. But I'd forgotten that she's a good storyteller. Although the relationship between the two main characters seemed a bit convenient, I was drawn into the story and I liked how they bounced off one another. And the mystical elements were confined to something like intuition.I received an advance copy of this book from the pu...
  • Robin
    When I received this book and realized it was the second in a series (trilogy?), I immediately got the first one so I could start with that. I enjoyed the first one but, some how I enjoyed this one even more. I read it in one day. It was fast-paced and clearly kept my interest. I would, however, recommend reading them in order, just for context. Can't wait for the next one!
  • Sharon
    When the death of a friend reveals clues that an enemy from the past might have resurfaced, gallery owner Virginia Troy seeks the help of private investigator and childhood friend Cabot Sutter. Promise Not to Tell has an intriguing back story, plenty of twists and turns, a nicely developed romantic relationship with plenty of heat and banter, and the perfect pacing that fans come to expect from a Krentz novel. In other words- it's a blast!This ar...
  • Shannon
    Our past haunts all of us in various ways. Cabot Sutter and Virginia Troy past has haunted them all their lives and its now setting fire to there future. Have survived a cult as children,they've meet again as adults and someone is hell bent of finishing what they started twenty something years ago. Virginia holds the key to secret from long ago and Cabot is part of that past and maybe her future. JAK has written a climatic romantic suspense that ...
  • Christa
    Review to come on publication date.
  • Alysha
    Review based on ARC from publisher.Premise: Gallery owner, Virginia, has a troubled past that involved growing up in a cult when she was a young child. When someone from her past dies under mysterious circumstances, she hires a PI who was also involved in the cult to investigate the death.Rating: 2 StarsThis was not one of my favorite Jayne Ann Krentz books for a few reasons. First, the plot was more predictable than usual. In fact, many of the "...
  • *The Angry Reader*
    ***I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review***3.5 starsThis was a sturdy, stolid, no-frills romantic suspense that I enjoyed. I read it over a couple of days while I was juggling a trial and my kid's bday. But this book was easy to pick up when I had random moments. These kind of reviews of a book that's just good without the fireworks tend to sound disparaging, but that's not the vibe I want you to take from this. This...
  • Scherry at The Novel Lady
    Jayne Ann Krentz pulled me into this book from the very first page and I could not put it down until I was finished. I had not realized that this was the second book in the Cutler, Sutten & Solinski series when I started reading it, but quite frankly, it can be read as a stand-alone. I was so enthralled with the characters, however, that I purchased the first book in this series from Audible and listened to it that same day! Now I can't wait for ...
  • Ira
    This book drew me in from the first page on. When Cabot and Virginia slowly realize what they are dealing with and when things got really, really tight, I just couldn't stop reading. I flew through the pages and I just hoped that everything would turn out well and that maybe, maybe things would get better for Virginia and Cabot as well. As survivors of a terrible fire that took their mothers' lives when they were kids, Virginia and Cabot still su...
  • Jessi
    This story follows "When All the Girls Have Gone," when the story of a cult leader who locked eight children in a barn and then set it on fire, leaving them to die. Virginia Troy and Cabot Sutter were both in that barn and neither believes that Quinton Zane is dead. The last painting of one of Virginia's clients certainly seems to point that way. When she receives a picture of that painting, Virginia goes to the only man who might believe her, An...
  • Gail
    This review is actually for the print book.The very quotable Jayne Ann Krentz has written that "Life is too short to waste time on books that end badly." Luckily for her readers, Krentz's books never do. Promise Not to Tell, the second entry in the Cutler, Sutter, and Salinas trilogy, features quirky, flawed but likable lead characters, supported by just as quirky, flawed but likable secondary characters who all somehow manage to come together as...
  • Diane Saul
    Gallery owner Virginia Troy still has nightmares from an ordeal she suffered as a child. Her Mother was a member of a cult. The leader of the cult burned down the buildings in the compound and Virginia’s Mother was killed. The children were kept separate from the parents at night so when the fire started Virginia and several other children were rescued. Now an artist/friend of Virginia’s has died from what is ruled a suicide. Before her death...
  • Denise Van plew
    Having read this author like forever with all three pen names I had not been able to read her for a while. When I came across this one I just had to so it could be said I was speedy in beginning this one. Like a person out in the desert that finally gets water is the way I settle in to this with the characters I right away latch onto. The opening sets the stage with many clues then you get to the nitty gritty. Virginia needs some help proving wha...
  • Ionia
    So...this wasn't a terrible book in my opinion, but most of the plot twists were rather dry and predictable and I found myself growing bored with the antics of the main characters. A lot of the book felt to me like it was repeating itself in theme and i grew weary of the characters having similar thoughts over and again. There were some interesting scenes and the disaster that brought them together was exciting to read about, but that was about t...
  • Laura Wimmer
    This book is set in Seattle and Puget Sound Islands. Second in the series which started with “When All the Girls Have Gone”. You are able to read this book without reading the first in the series. It involves child survivors now adults of a cult. The female character, Virginia seeks out a detective agency where the owner rescued her and the other children from the fire set by the cult leader. The investigators are former children he saved fro...
  • Sarah
    I very nearly put this down within the first few chapters: the writing was super monotonous. The author was trying to create suspense by writing short, punchy sentences, but she did so with no variation. Once she got into less fight-or-flight scenes and was able to include more dialogue, it wasn't as much of a problem. The whodunit kind of got out of hand-- the more people who know about a plan, the more someone's likely to talk. The number of pe...
  • Gisell
    This book is either a romance wrapped up in a mystery or a mystery within a romance. It's hard to decide which even though the formula seems to offer the same end result. This is the second in a series and it is pretty much exactly the same as the first, even down to the damaged yet strong female client who falls in love with the rugged and brave private investigator, the monumental yet nonchalant declaration of love and the hurried nuptials. The...
  • Lori
    Thank you, Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley for the ARC novel Promise Not to Tell: Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2 by Jayne Ann Krentz. Virginia Troy and Cabot Sutter survived leaving a dangerous cult when they were young children, but now they are thrown together and must reveal terrible secrets which have remained buried. Is the infamous and homicidal cult leader alive? Who can be trusted? Will the nightmare ever be over? Virginia and Troy ...
  • eatbookseatworlds
    Krentz is considered one of the masters at balancing romance and suspense. She definitely has a formula down. This is yet another product of that formula. And while it's good, I definitely felt like I'd read it before.I did like the cult background aspect of the plot, and I definitely didn't guess the twist at the climax (though I knew there'd be one). Both characters are well-drawn, but again, not really memorable. The romance was definitely mor...
  • Mojca
    ***ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley***As complicated and rather convoluted as its predecessor, but with a much more intriguing and faster-paced mystery.The mystery and suspense were unfortunately counter-balanced by the rather bland and formulaic characters, and a romance that required quite a big suspension of disbelief.(full review will be published closer to the release date)
  • Renee Mcintyre
    This book starts intense from the beginning. A woman has set fire to her home and flees a monster from the past fast on her heels. Her death sparks an investigation into the lead characters, Virginia and Cabot's own nightmare. It was a good story. The characters were believable but I couldn't feel the connection. The story had a few twists and turns, some predictable and some not. The romance was a tad stiff. This will not keep me from reading mo...