‘The Promise’ spoiler-free review!

Hello lovely people! Today, I’m saying a big thank you to Avon Books for sending me a copy of The Promise to review. Let’s check it out!


What the book is about…

When troubled teen Connor moves to Exeter from the US to escape his past, he finds himself embroiled in a world of popular kids and easy girls. Everyone wants to be his friend, but they don’t know about what he did…and they don’t know about his father.

As Connor’s life in England begins to unravel, DS Adrian Miles and his partner Imogen Grey are working up against the clock to catch a serial killer who dates his victims before he kills them. Determined to uncover the truth, Imogen is forced to act as bait – but will she take it too far and risk her own life?


What I thought of it…

I really enjoyed this thriller! I was absolutely hooked from the first chapter and couldn’t put the book down thanks to its extreme pace.

At first, there appeared to be a lot of seemingly unconnected threads to this story but I felt equally invested in all of them, and I found the way that everything was eventually brought together very clever.

I haven’t read the previous books in this series but I don’t feel as though I was missing huge amounts of information. I don’t think reading this as a standalone did me any kind of disservice. I do have to say that the romance introduced in this one didn’t really do it for me – but maybe if I had been following the characters from book one, I might have been happier about it.

I found the ending of the book quite abrupt and didn’t get all the answers I wanted. The author didn’t tie everything up in a neat little bow.

Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot more I can say about this book without spoilers! But overall, it was a fun read!

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Who else is a fan of thrillers? Are there any particular tropes in the genre that you like/dislike? Let’s chat in the comments! x

7 thoughts on “‘The Promise’ spoiler-free review!

  1. I tend to only like thrillers when I listen to them as audio books. Sometimes lines that are supposed to be scary it chilling come off as flat on the page, but can be brought to life by a voice actor. I definitely feel that way about Ruth Ware books, and I enjoyed Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.

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  2. I’m very hit & miss on thrillers. If they’re too horror-y I don’t like them, but it can be REALLY hard to tell before reading them if they’ll cross that line for me or not. I usually avoid them just in case, but sometimes I’ll pick up a great one. I also agree that what one person finds suspenseful to read might not work for someone else.

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