The Promise by Teresa Driscoll

The Promise

The chilling new psychological thriller from the #1 bestselling author of I Am Watching You. It was their darkest secret. Three schoolgirls made a promise – to take the horrible truth of what they did to the grave.Thirty years later, Beth and Sally have tried to put the trauma behind them. Though Carol has distanced herself from her former friends, the three are adamant that the truth must never come to light, even if the memory still haunts th...


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TitleThe Promise
Author
Release DateFeb 7th, 2019
PublisherThomas & Mercer
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Psychological Thriller
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Reviews The Promise

  • Michelle
    2019-02-06
    I read a lot of psychological thrillers, it's my favorite genre, but after reading so many it really becomes harder to impress me. That is the case with The Promise. Initially I was intrigued at the beginning: "They sit very still in this room full of blood and sorrow - girls whose pulses burst in their veins and boom inside their ears. Their heads. Somewhere a clock ticks. A bird calls....Three girls. One dead." An intro like that will pique my...
  • marilyn
    2019-02-09
    The Promise follows Beth, Sally, and Carol as they meet at a Catholic boarding school and become best friends. Something bad takes place when the girls are fourteen and they each make a promise to never reveal what happened and the parts they played in this traumatic event. This memory and holding in the secret of what happened tortures the girls throughout their lives. When they are 38, their old boarding school grounds are going to be torn apar...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    2019-02-20
    EXCERPT: 'I think I put my hand over her mouth. . .''Don't say that. Don't even think that. You wouldn't have done that.'They sit very still in this room of blood and sorrow - girls whose pulses burst in their veins and boom inside their ears. Their heads. Somewhere a clock ticks. A bird calls. . .Three girls. One dead. ABOUT THIS BOOK: It was their darkest secret. Three schoolgirls made a promise – to take the horrible truth of what they did t...
  • Louise Wilson
    2019-01-19
    Three schoolgirls make a promise - to take the horrible truth of what they did to the grave. For thirty years Sally and Beth have tried to put the trauma behind them, even though Carol, the third girl, has distanced herself from her former friends. Something had happened at the boarding school that was run by nuns. Now the former boarding school has been scheduled for demolition. The news has the girls scared and nervous.Sally and Beth hire Matth...
  • Toni
    2019-05-06
    The Promise is a psychological thriller with the story that revolves around three teenage girls making a promise to keep a dark secret for all their lives. Now many years after the event their school is about to be closed and demolished, two of them, Beth and Sally, would like to find the third one, Carol, to make sure the secret is not about to be revealed in a horrible unexpected manner. The author mastefully builds psychological tension in the...
  • Selena
    2019-01-08
    I received a free e-copy of The Promise by Teresa Driscoll from NetGalley for my honest review.Three friends, Beth, Sally, and Carol met at a Catholic boarding school. They formed a special bond. Their bond, however is set by a deep and dark secret that has haunted them throughout their lives. A secret they all swore to take to their graves. Many years later, the girls get news that their former school is going to be demolished. Now they are in f...
  • Jayme
    2018-11-09
    “The candles. The Promise. The bluebells....” Something happened at the boarding school run by nuns. And, now that the school is scheduled to be demolished, a secret may be revealed. It’s the secret that three fourteen year old girls vowed that they would take to their graves. It’s the secret that ended up severing the tight bond that Beth, Sally and Carol once shared when they were students at the school, thirty years ago. Beth and Sally...
  • Jenny
    2019-07-21
    A promise is your word. A promise is a vow. A promise is binding. A promise is an agreement to do that which is difficult. We promise to attend a ballet recital for 6 year olds. We do promise to eat the entire quart of Rocky Road ice cream.Teresa Driscoll writes about The Promise that three boarding school teenagers pledge to each other. Beth, Sally and Carol promise to keep a deep dark secret for their entire lives, regardless of the consequence...
  • Mackey
    2019-02-07
    Three girls held a deep, dark secret. Three girls made a promise they vowed to keep forever. Now something and someone is threatening that promise. Will the truth come out or will these women do anything possible to keep their secret hidden forever?I am a huge Teresa Driscoll fan and have previously rated her books very highly. The Promise is a slow burning psychological suspense novel – not a thriller – but a book filled with plenty of atmos...
  • Amanda
    2019-02-07
    I love it when you haven’t read a book from an author you really like for a while, then you discover they have a new book out. You are so excited you want real life to stop for a while so that you can enjoy this without being interrupted!!When Beth, Sally and Carole meet at a Convent boarding school they become the best of friends, although something bad happens, they keep this secret between themselves for years to come. This will affect the r...
  • Pauline
    2018-10-16
    The Promise by Teresa Driscoll is a slow building tale of three friends who find out that the boarding school where they met when they were children is about to be closed and demolished. This puts them all into a panic because of a terrible incident that they have all kept hidden for many years and promised never to reveal.I would like to thank NetGalley and Amazon Publishing for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Jenny
    2019-07-21
    A promise is your word. A promise is a vow. A promise is binding. A promise is an agreement to do that which is difficult. We promise to attend a ballet recital for 6 year olds. We do promise to eat the entire quart of Rocky Road ice cream.Teresa Driscoll writes about The Promise that three boarding school teenagers pledge to each other. Beth, Sally and Carol promise to keep a deep dark secret for their entire lives, regardless of the consequence...
  • Julie Parks
    2019-03-14
    This is a good - not exactly original but still, good - story told in a very tricky way that I'm not sure will work for many readers.My first feeling was that the narrators in this book are having their own secret world, as opposed to the usual feeling when you as a reader are let into the narrator's head exclusively and your biggest excitement comes from waiting with great anticipation to see what other narrators and/or characters will do when t...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    2019-02-22
    A dark character study of the impact a promise made long ago has on the lives of three women. Teresa Driscoll’s The Promise is more of a suspense novel than psychological thriller, but with some fascinating secrets that await being revealed! About the BookThe chilling new psychological thriller from the #1 bestselling author of I Am Watching You.It was their darkest secret. Three schoolgirls made a promise – to take the horrible truth of what...
  • Mandy White
    2018-12-25
    The Promise by Teresa Driscoll was a quick read for me. The story was a bit slow to begin with and I found the ending to be quite rushed. So much happened and quickly in the last 30% or so. It was a good story that has you wanting to know what has happened and who knows.3 school friends - Carol, Beth and Sally did something horrible at boarding school. Something that they will never speak about again - the secret they promise to take to their gra...
  • Jayme
    2018-11-09
    The candles. The Promise. The bluebells....” Something happened at the boarding school run by nuns. And, now that the school is scheduled to be demolished, a secret may be revealed. It’s the secret that three fourteen year old girls vowed that they would take to their graves. It’s the secret that ended up severing the tight bond that Beth, Sally and Carol once shared when they were students at the school, thirty years ago. Beth and Sally ar...
  • Maureen
    2019-04-05
    Review to come very soon. I enjoyed this book very much and so glad I have more of her books on kindle.
  • Fee (Ebook Addicts)
    2019-03-09
    The Promise follows Beth, Sally, and Carol, they meet at a Catholic boarding school and become best friends, the story switched between the time they spent at boarding school and the present day. With the impending school reunion looming over their heads and finding out their old boarding school grounds are going to be torn apart, it becomes clears that a secret may be about to be discovered.Something happened when the girls were just 14 years ol...
  • Adele Shea
    2018-12-19
    Teresa Driscoll has done it again with another brilliant book.Boarding school brings together three girls and from the first day they strike up a bond that is unbreakable. Or is it?Beth, Sally and Carol are not only close during term time, they spend holidays together too. That is until they turn 14 and their lives are turned upside down. Things are never the same again but they must never speak about what happened all those years ago.How long ca...
  • Kat Dietrich
    2019-03-14
    3.5 starsThe Promise by Teresa Driscoll is a psychological thrillerFirst, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Thomas & Mercer, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.My Synopsis: Due to fewer nuns entering the order, and less students enrolling in the school, The Order of St. Colman is moving to a smaller site. The existing buildings will be demolished, and...
  • Arybo ✨
    2019-03-30
    Not impressed at all.I believed in this book. I hoped it would be better than the books by Ruth Ware, even though the promises were very similar to those of her books. Yet... It was a disaster. There is no suspense, there is no mystery, the characters seem to be thin as tissue paper, they are iterated and unbelievable, they seem stereotypical. The revelations are ridiculously silly and unsensorial, there is no pathos and there is no fear. Missing...
  • Alaina
    2019-05-15
    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The Promise was an okay kind of thriller book. At first, I was super into it but then everything just kind of felt like it was dragging along. It made the book a bit boring and I sort of lost interest in trying to solve the whole mystery.Now at this point in a book, I would totally break out the wine. However, I was kind of sick when I was reading this (and other ARC's) so y...
  •  Li'l Owl
    2019-02-12
    **Now Available — February 7, 2019**Five thrilling 's**‘I think I put my hand over her mouth . . .’‘Don’t say that. Don’t even think that. You wouldn’t have done that.’ They sit very still in this room full of blood and sorrow – girls whose pulses burst in their veins and boom inside their ears. Their heads. Somewhere a clock ticks. A bird calls . . . Three girls. One dead. She looks up at the mirror to see her reflection, face ...
  • Bridgett
    2019-02-22
    Underwhelming? Anti-climatic? -- A big whopping yes to both. If you're looking for a psychological suspense, The Promise isn't the book for you. I'd say it's more of a domestic fiction. Mostly though, it's just dull. The book begins with some serious potential: "Three girls. One dead. She looks at the other girl -lips blue- and all of the blood, and she realizes the happiness on the beach was just a trick." These words made it appear we were sitt...
  • Chloe
    2019-02-07
    Three friends Carol , Beth and Sally went through something horrible at boarding school and they promised each other to never talk about it again. In the present day, all three girls have gone their separate ways until they hear, that their old boarding school is being demolished and they fear that secret from their past, will come out. On top of that there is also someone watching them who wants them to leave things alone. The Promise by Teresa ...
  • Amy-GallivantingPages
    2019-01-28
    **2-2.5 Stars **Expected Publication: February 7th, 2019Unpopular opinion alert...I'm SORRY!! I wanted to like this so much, but it was such a slow burn that by the time something actually happened, my mind was made up that I just didn't really care. Three girls from boarding school make a "promise" to never discuss something tragic and throughout 60-70% of this book it just keeps referencing it without any details. Then the last 30% of this read...
  • Sarah
    2019-04-17
    I thought this book was really good. I liked the friendship between Beth, Sally and Carol. It had a lot of twists and turns and some that really shocked me. It was a story of friendship, love and heartbreak. I really felt for Carol especially after all she had been through. Some of the story was so sad but I’m glad it had a good ending. It definitely makes you think after reading it. It’s a book that will stay with you for a long time. Bar a ...
  • Debbie lost in a world of books. Book worm Niman
    2019-05-28
    Well it was a slow burner to start with, having said that it did hook me in. Seriously didn’t expect what happened. Give it a read you won’t be disappointed
  • Katie
    2019-02-02
    I keep hearing great things about author Teresa Driscoll so I was excited to read her newest psychological suspense thriller The Promise as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. I am a sucker for books about friends with a secret from their school days. This idea has been done a lot but she has a bit of a fresh take on it with the secret these Catholics boarding school girls have kept for many years. Now, their school is about to be torn down ...
  • Patricia
    2019-08-07
    So many twists and turns that I was constantly being surprised. What a fantastic read!