Promise not to tell / Jayne Ann Krentz.

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      Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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      KRENTZ, J. A. Promise not to tell. [s. l.]: Berkley, 2018. ISBN 9780399585272. Disponível em: Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
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      Krentz JA. Promise Not to Tell. Berkley; 2018. Accessed December 15, 2019.
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      Krentz, J. A. (2018). Promise not to tell. Berkley. Retrieved from
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      Krentz, Jayne Ann. 2018. Promise Not to Tell. Berkley.
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      Krentz, J. A. (2018) Promise not to tell. Berkley. Available at: (Accessed: 15 December 2019).
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      Krentz, JA 2018, Promise not to tell, Berkley, viewed 15 December 2019, .
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      Krentz, Jayne Ann. Promise Not to Tell. Berkley, 2018. EBSCOhost,
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      Krentz, Jayne Ann. Promise Not to Tell. Berkley, 2018.
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      Krentz JA. Promise not to tell [Internet]. Berkley; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 15]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 October #2

*Starred Review* Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy tried to put her past behind her, but that's no longer possible once she learns about Hannah Brewster's death. While the local police believe Hannah committed suicide, Virginia knows there is more to the story than that because hidden in Hannah's last painting are clues that Quinton Kane, a notorious cult leader, may still be alive. PI Cabot Sutter seems to take Virginia's claims that there is something suspicious about Hannah's death seriously, which is not surprising since Cabot, like Virginia herself, nearly lost his own life 22 years ago when Kane set his California compound ablaze. Now with Cabot's help, Virginia hopes to finally get some answers about her past without realizing that Cabot also holds the key to her future. With her latest stellar novel of romantic suspense, best-selling Krentz (When All the Girls Have Gone, 2016) once again delivers everything her readers could ever crave with a sleekly plotted, tautly paced tale that not only strikes the perfect balance between sexy romance and spine-tingling suspense but is also adeptly seasoned with Krentz's inimitable, irresistible dry sense of wit. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 September #1

Still haunted by her mother's long-ago death in a fire that swept her parents' cult community, Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy mourns the suicide of an artist she counted as client and friend. Then she realizes that the artist's final painting hints that she might not have taken her life.

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LJ Reviews 2017 December #1

Twenty-two years ago, Virginia Troy was one of eight children rescued from a blazing barn by Anson Salinas when cult leader Quinton Zane decided to cut his losses, burn his compound—and everyone in it—to the ground, and run. But Virginia, now a successful art gallery owner, hasn't forgotten that nightmare. When one of her artists, a reclusive woman who was once part of the cult, dies in a fire, she suspects murder and at long last reaches out to the cop-turned-PI who saved her. She is more than astonished to find one of her fellow "survivors" in Anson's employ. Cabot Sutter is as haunted by the past as is Virginia and just as determined to track down the killer. VERDICT Fast paced, chilling, and totally engrossing, this latest romantic thriller takes readers on an intense roller-coaster ride filled with unpredictable loops, passion, and wry wit—with more adventures to come. Krentz (When All the Girls Have Gone) lives in Seattle. [Previewed in Joyce Sparrow's "Love Is All Around," LJ 10/15/17.]

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PW Reviews 2017 October #1

A plethora of subplots unnecessarily complicates a convincing romance in this standalone contemporary romantic thriller from bestseller Krentz (When All the Girls Have Gone). After the mysterious death of eccentric artist and cult survivor Hannah Brewster, art gallery owner Virginia Troy—a fellow survivor who believes Hannah was trying to warn and protect her—tracks down private investigator Cabot Sutter. As children, Virginia and Cabot survived a fire set by evil cult leader Quinton Zane that killed their mothers. Fearing Zane may still be alive and hunting Virginia, and suspecting she unwittingly holds the key to hidden funds their mothers stole from the cult, Cabot stays close to her, allowing intimacy to build. The feisty protagonists share compassion, respect, and empathy as well as PTSD and insomnia. Their connection develops into a convincing and enjoyable romance, and a subplot involving Cabot's runaway teenage nephew adds welcome dimension. However, despite numerous surprises, the story's suspense falters with the addition of multiple villains connected either to Zane or to a technology firm, Nightwatch, whose owner combats an in-house embezzlement scheme. Despite these stumbles, readers may find the romance satisfying enough to carry the day. Agent: Steve Axelrod, Axelrod Agency. (Jan.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.