The Promise


Emily Shiner

About the book:-

If you break the promise, you pay the price.

Scott will do anything to protect his wife, Erin. That’s why he secretly installs a tracking app on her phone and watches her through hidden cameras in their home.

When he learns there’s a chance one of Erin’s kidneys will fail, he vows to shield her from the truth and find a donor for her at any cost.

That’s how he meets Kathleen. She is the answer to his dreams, a perfect match for Erin. There’s only one problem – Kathleen has no intention of becoming a donor. That doesn’t bother Scott – he is confident he can manipulate her into giving him what he wants.

But Kathleen isn’t as innocent as she looks, she has her own agenda. And she doesn’t care who she hurts as long as she gets what she needs.

As lives hang in the balance, Erin and Kathleen are bound together by a terrible promise. But when that promise is broken, who will pay the ultimate price?

My Review:-

I often wonder where authors get their ideas for a plot.  The concept behind this plot is brilliant and in my experience unique.  It is a story about how far people will go to save someone they love but with a definite twist.  It is told, by the three protagonists, in the first person.  I like this idea as it does allow you to understand their thought processes and the why they behave in a certain way.  Erin, the spoiled and much loved wife who is so sweet it is almost untrue, Scott her controlling and arrogant husband and Kathleen whom it is difficult to describe.  Of the three she is perhaps the most complex character and I lurched between liking and hating her, unsure if she was good, evil or simply unhinged.   I did wonder why Scott felt the need to put Erin through the trauma and danger of a kidney transplant (with a doctor he knew was of dubious morals) when it appeared she had one perfectly good working kidney.  Perhaps I’m being too picky here.  Scott is the sort of man who would want his wife to be perfect and if that means two working kidneys, so be it, regardless.

I enjoyed the story line and found it enthralling and the end did not disappoint.

About the author:-

Emily Shiner always dreamed of becoming an author but first served her time as a banker and a teacher. After a lifetime of devouring stacks of thrillers, she decided to try her hand at writing them herself. Now she gets to live out her dream of writing novels and sharing her stories with people around the world. She lives in the Appalachian Mountains and loves hiking with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs.

Emily writes psychological thrillers. This is Emily’s second novel published with Inkubator Books. The Secret Wife was her first.

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Buy Links

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Published by charliebeesbooks

My name is Charlie B and I have lived in the South of France for over 30 years with my husband Phil. At present we share our house with 6 cats (all rescue), our parrot Arthur (she's a girl) and our tank of tropical fish. I have always loved reading and belong to a writing group and a book club. So that I wouldn't feel so guilty sitting around and reading all day I decided to set up a book blog.

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