Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

Promise Not to Tell

A 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 that makes Virginia doubt everything about t...

Details Promise Not to Tell

TitlePromise Not to Tell
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreRomance, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Promise Not to Tell

  • paulie
    3.494 stars - - (to be released 01/02/18) disclaimer: to the lactose intolerant, there is mention of dairy in this review. this was my first krentz title. it seems she has a shipload of titles under her belt (one of three names she uses depending on genre). there's a difference between blueberry yogurt and plain yogurt with blueberries. the same with strawberry yogurt and plain yogurt with strawberries. you take the plain yogurt (book's foundatio...
  • .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. ...
  • Chris Carroll
    Fast paced with lots of twists. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The author has stepped up the game in this newest offering and I am excited to share my review and thoughts on this story. One good thing, if you missed the prior book, do not dismay. This is a total standalone. The family is the tie between the books, not a story continuation.In the prior book, I enjoyed the story but it had some flaws to me. I was so happy this this story was much more exc...
  • 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;...
  • Beth
    A complex and engaging mystery, spanning 20 years, makes for some seriously intense reading especially when it comes from Krentz.Virginia Troy, gallery owner, and Cabot Sutter, private eye, have a tragic past in common. But 20 years later that tragic past has come back to haunt them, and it has definitely turned deadly. A set of disturbing painting, an artist’s “suicide”, and a group of children that all survived a fire that wiped out the c...
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posts 1/9/18)Amazon: always hits the spot and Promise Not To Tell...seriously delivered!The Gist: Decades ago as children Virginia and Cabot were rescued from a cult. And all these years later there's a real possibility that the man behind their near deaths and their mother's murders has resurfaced and they're in his sights once again.I loved Cabot and Virginia. Cabot has a s...
  • 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 ...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    RTC. I enjoyed this one
  • 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...