It’s day two of Victoria Jenkins’ blog tour for ‘A Promise to the Dead’, and the blog tour stops here with me, TWG! I am delighted to be sharing my review with you all for my stop on the tour, and many thanks to Bookouture for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:
The blur of shapes began to sharpen, forming a clear picture that stood out against the darkened background. For a moment he couldn’t move, his fear rendering him immobile. He needed help. He turned to run.
On a dark night, on a mountain road, a young couple, Matthew and Stacey, are on their way home from a night out. Their car breaks down and Matthew leaves to look for help. By the next morning, Stacey is found murdered in the car and Matthew is missing, presumed guilty of her murder.
Called to the scene, Detective Alex King and her team soon see some terrifying links – to another local young man who is missing, and to the discovery of a body from 30 years ago.
Alex knows that the missing and the dead have a story to tell her. But will she hear it in time to uncover the killer before they strike again?
What does TWG think?
Holy cheeseballs – what a BELTER of a book!! ‘A Promise to the Dead’ had me hooked from the very beginning due to its highly gripping storyline thrilling teasers.
There isn’t just one death in this book – there are multiple. It reminded me of the domino effect to be honest! If you were to just read the book and take the storyline at face value, it would be very easy to blame a character, or characters, who are right in front of you, for the demolition that has been caused. However, if you were to read between the lines after each eventuality occurred, would you still think the same? Would you still be confident that you had the correct person in the firing line?
My answer to that question, having read the book (obviously), is both yes and no. Why? Because one minute I was very confident by my own conclusion, yet the next minute thanks to the combination of red herrings and multiple uncertainties, I had absolutely no idea who to believe or what to think.
Victoria Jenkins has written a mind-blowing instalment in the ‘Detective King and Lane’ series, with ‘A Promise to the Dead’, in my opinion, being her best book yet.
I LOVED being on the thrilling ride of uncertainty, and I loved how intense every single part of the book was. I was NOT expecting the conclusion in the slightest, and I will definitely hold my hands up and say that I totally didn’t see it coming!
The thrill of the chase and the elements of suspense is what made ‘A Promise to the Dead’ a true gem of a read – I flipping loved it and cannot WAIT to read more from Victoria Jenkins.
About the author.
Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughter in South Wales, where her series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. Her debut novel The Girls in the Water is an Amazon UK top 30 bestseller, and top 5 bestseller in the Amazon US chart.