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Promise Not to Tell: A Novel (Mass Market)

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Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother, who’s afflicted with Alzheimer’s. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered—a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate’s childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del—shunned and derided by classmates as “Potato Girl”—was brutally slain. Del’s killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as this new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying, unexpected ways. Because nothing is quite what it seems . . . and the grim specters of her youth are far from forgotten.

About the Author

Jennifer McMahon is the author of Dismantled, the New York Times bestseller Island of Lost Girls, and the breakout debut novel Promise Not to Tell. She lives in Vermont with her partner, Drea, and their daughter, Zella.

Praise For…

“Well-plotted suspenseful fun.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Deeply disturbing and darkly compelling...”
— Sara Gruen, bestselling author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

“PROMISE NOT TO TELL takes you through the twisted world of adolescent friendship, betrayal and murder.”
— Pam Lewis, author of SPEAK SOFTLY, SHE CAN HEAR

“This assured, ambitious debut novel offers an unusual mix of mystery novel and ghost story...”
— Booklist

“A great, dark, spooky book for the summer.”
— Today Show
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062560407
ISBN-10: 0062560409
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: November 29th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English