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Broken Promise

By: Linwood Barclay
Narrated by: Quincy Dunn Baker, Brian O'Neill
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Summary

The morning it all started, newspaper reporter David Harwood had plenty to worry about. A single parent with no job, forced to return with his young son to the small town of Promise Falls to live with his parents, the future wasn't looking too rosy.

So when his mother asked him to look in on his cousin, Marla, who was still not quite right after losing her baby, it was almost a relief to put the disaster his own life had become to one side. The relief wouldn't last long.

When he gets to Marla's house he's disturbed to find a smear of blood on the front door. He's even more disturbed to find Marla nursing a baby, a baby she claims was delivered to her "by an angel". And when, soon after, a woman's body is discovered across town, stabbed to death, with her own baby missing, it looks as if Marla has done something truly terrible.

But while the evidence seems overwhelming, David just can't believe that his cousin is a murderer. In which case, who did kill Rosemary Gaynor? And why did they then take her baby and give it to Marla?

With the police convinced they have an open and shut case, it's up to David to find out what really happened, but he soon discovers that the truth could be even more disturbing....

©2015 Linwood Barclay (P)2015 Recorded Books LLC

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Poor ending

A well written, paced thriller. However,an absolute goose chase, when within the first 4 chapters you have got the story sussed, you are taken through various roads to confuse you. Linwood certainly succeeds. I thought there would be a follow up book .......is there?

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Broken Promise

The is the first of a trilogy by Linwood Barclay and is highly recommended.
I have spent a weekend listening to this and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I will be looking forward to reading or listening to the next book when it is published.

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Brilliant - gripping and well-written!

Fantastic, I definitely need to get started on the next in the series right away!! Absolutely great stuff from Barclay as always. And wonderfully performed.

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Listen to the books in order!

I’ve been working my way through Linwoods books these last few months and was excited to start on this trilogy.

Ideally you want to have listed to at least ‘Don’t Look Away’ ‘A Tap on the Window’ and ‘Too Close to Home’ for the back stories to make sense.

It was great to have another story featuring David Harwood as a lead character, and exciting to see so many of the previous characters ‘meet’ for the first time. I really enjoyed this story and can’t wait to get started on part 2!

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brilliant

As always barclay produces a terrific story that grips you from the first word. roll on the next book

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Brilliant

His best book yet. Hooked from the very beginning. The ending was slightly odd though.

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Another great book from Linwood Barclay

Brilliant story, kept me wandering all the way through.

still have lots of questions.

Several stories playing out from chapter to chapter kept me wanted more.

Didn't expect the outcome until very late on and am still waiting for answers to the side story.

I love the narrator's, very easy to listen to and will be downloading the next book right now.

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WOW

another great book from linwood Barclay!
gripping and full of twist and turns! highly recommend!

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Very enjoyable

Hi great easy listen, lots of different threads but the outcomes were a little predictable

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Brilliant

Kept me captive for the first few days of my holiday - if you like his other books then this is definitely worth listening to / reading. You must listen right to the end.

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