Broken Promise

Broken Promise

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After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood is forced to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York where he comes across a family secret beyond belief. His cousin Marla has been secretly raising a child who is not her own--a baby, she claims that was left on her porch as a gift from an "angel". When the baby's real mother is found murdered, David begins to piece together what happened--even if it means proving his own cousin's guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla's mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has invaded Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past... in blood.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385683746
038568374X
Branch Call Number: FIC Barcl
Characteristics: 500 pages

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Jul 22, 2018

I like his writing style and it was a good story. Just wish I'd have known it was continued in the next book. Actually just found out it is a trilogy. Hope I can find book 2 and 3 before I forget this one.

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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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