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Broken Promise: (Promise Falls Trilogy Book 1)

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An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

He decides to do a little digging into the identity of the real mother and the details of her death.

There is real storytelling craft on display here, and if ever a book deserved the description 'page turner' it's this one. I don’t know why I took a break with this author, this book has got me back in the Linwood Barclay fan club 😊. Move over Michael Connelly- The state of Florida and its loyal fans have room for two outstanding crime authors!

My only other Barclay read is Tap on the Window, but that book and this novel are enough for me to see that Mr.When David's mother presses him to prove Marla's innocence and ask questions around the town, in essence what his whole career has been about, he is initially reluctant but slowly consumed by events in the town where the Marla situation is not the only bizarre going on. Thank you to Netgalley , and publishers Penguin Group for a digital ARC of Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Truly addictive is a tag that I've applied to the majority of this author's thrillers - they rock along dragging you in their wake, with twists and turns galore, some tremendously fascinating characters - and in the case of "Broken Promise" a multi layered tale encompassing not only the story at hand but setting things up for future tales from the town of Promise Falls. He’s even more disturbed to find Marla looking after a baby, a baby she claims was delivered to her ‘by an angel’.

An out of work reporter, David begins to investigate some of the strange goings on and quickly becomes wrapped up in more than one difficult situation. Barclay is back with another of his psychological thrillers that keeps the reader engaged and wondering until the bitter end. He's even more disturbed to find Marla looking after a baby, a baby she claims was delivered to her 'by an angel'.

The author is also exceptionally good at diverting the readers attention and running the more routine aspects of his characters lives alongside the more pivotal events, such as Ethan's school fight, to the tasty banana bread that Duckworth is given at the home of a witness and his losing battle with his weight. Of course, her mom is the hospital administrator and takes care of covering things, as she is all about control and appearances. Broken Promise is a treat, full of ingenuity and flair and, what's more, it's a book that does not accentuate its effects, but assumes that the reader will be paying the closest attention. Broken Promise is written mainly in 3rd person narrative with several chapters written in first person with protagonist David’s voice. He has barely squared his desk blotter when he finds himself unemployed and living with his parents in his childhood home.Wait until you meet unemployed journalist David Harwood, a single father to a nine-year-old son, Ethan who finds himself living back in his childhood home (and single bed) that he last occupied twenty years ago. It raises the question, just how well do you really know these people; your friends, your family, your acquaintances? All these instances hold similarities that cause concern for the head detective Barry Duckworth, who is also investigating the brutal death of a young woman and her stolen baby. During his inquiries David speaks to the dead woman's husband and doctor, and tries to find the baby's nanny - who seems to be missing.

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