Broken Promise

Broken Promise

eBook - 2015
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From the New York Times--bestselling author of No Safe House comes the first novel in an explosive trilogy about the disturbing secrets of a quiet small town. After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David's cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David's mother asks him to check on her, he's horrified to discover that she's been secretly raising a child who is not her own--a baby she claims was a gift from an "angel" left on her porch. When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David can't help wanting to piece together what happened--even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he...
Publisher: New York : Doubleday Canada, 2015
ISBN: 9780385683753
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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ruth_1949
Apr 09, 2018

this is well written and a very good read

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jeix
Mar 17, 2018

Final Assignment

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CEDE
Sep 14, 2017

This is by far the funnest book I have read in a long time. Just when I'm beginning to think that this small town can't get any weirder something crazier pops up. I have to rack my brain to remember the characters are as I begin reading each chapter and it features a character that was introduced earlier in the story. There are a lot of characters and I find them all fascinating. I'm reading the second in the trilogy and I cannot wait to get into the third. I highly recommend the Promise Falls trilogy.

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sandra80
Jun 18, 2017

One of my favorite Canadian authors. Always a great read.

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LadyJaneBrais
Jun 17, 2017

I simply cannot say enough good things about this Canadian author. I love good mystery stories and I am always on the hunt for a new author to enjoy. His books are bad for me because I ignore everything for a good while and stay up too late because I just cannot stop reading. Give him a try, I think you'll enjoy his stories.

LoganLib_Erin May 01, 2017

One of my favourite authors and although many of his novels are stand alone books, this start of a thrilling trilogy will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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marimacd15
Mar 27, 2017

I found most of the plot twists predictable but enjoyed the book nevertheless - good story.

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Zoelexi777
Apr 08, 2016

I always enjoy Linwood Barclay's books. A friend recommended I try reading his books and I have no regrets. I've enjoyed every one I've read and this book did not disappoint. This is a series, this book being the first. The ending was not completely wrapped up so I 'm looking forward to getting the second in this trilogy.

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zipread
Apr 05, 2016

Broken Promise --- by --- Linwood Barclay.
I remember Barclay from his days as a columnist working for the Toronto Star. Since then he’s put over fifteen novels under his belt. And he sure can write. This story is about a really “weird” situation. An angel leaves a baby on Marla’s doorstep. There’s murder and lots of deceit in this novel. And I dare you to outhink Barclay in this plot. Definitely something to read. Fast.

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Eil_1
Feb 28, 2016

Perhaps not the best Barclay book I've read, but enjoyed it very much. It leaves the reader a taste for the follow-up "Far From True" and that there won't be a third book to conclude the mysteries in Promise Falls.

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