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Broken Promise
Broken Promise: A Thriller | Linwood Barclay
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From New York Times bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes an explosive novel set in the peaceful small town of Promise Falls, where secrets can always be buriedbut never forgotten After his wifes 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 cant find a way to stop his descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, Davids cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when Davids mother asks him to check on her, hes horrified to discover that shes been secretly raising a child who is not her owna baby she claims was a gift from an angel left on her porch. When the babys real mother is found murdered, David cant help wanting to piece together what happenedeven if it means proving his own cousins guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marlas mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its pastin blood. From the Hardcover edition.
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Broken Promise: A Thriller | Linwood Barclay
Pickpick

At the start of this novel I was getting distracted by too many storylines which seemed to have no connection. Ultimately evolved in to a fun mystery with more in the series to come.

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Booknerd2
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Pickpick

Decent book. 1st by this author. He left some unanswered questions ,so I‘ll definitely read the next. I can‘t resist a trilogy. 😬

suzie.reads One of my favourite authors 🥰 I've read all his books👍🏻 4mo
Booknerd2 @suzie.reads I‘ll definitely read others by him. Are the rest of the books in the series as good as the first? I know most of his are stand alone, but wanted to start with these. 4mo
suzie.reads @Booknerd2 yeah they're really good. A tap on the window is a stand alone book but Cal Weaver is in that one aswell 4mo
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kellock
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It was ok. I enjoy the ease of reading a Linwood Barclay book but I could see the plot points coming a mile off. Have the second of the trilogy lined up regardless.

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kellock
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I'm reading in bed. This is a novelty. Life is slowly returning to normal after 2 years of student life and reading quite frankly boring stuff!

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Itchyfeetreader
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Pickpick

This was a #blameitonlitsy although really it should be #thankslitsy And more specifically thanksyou @Andrew65 totally forgotten how much I used to enjoy Linwood Barclay novels and this is a cracker. Great small town politics, a horrific crime and enough unsavoury folks to have you casting around for the guilty party. Off to pick up part two because what is a holiday for if not binge reading!

Andrew65 Great to hear you enjoyed it. 😊👍 Book 2 and 3 in the trilogy only get better. I strongly recommend not leaving much of a gap between the books as there are ongoing threads and characters across all three books. Enjoy. (edited) 6mo
Andrew65 Enjoy your holiday and I agree, just had two weeks holiday and it turned into a read fest! 6mo
Itchyfeetreader @andrew65 thanks I have making good inroads on book 2. When we travel we mostly tour but this time we are sitting doing nothing in a resort and it‘s giving me excellent reading time here in the shade ! 6mo
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kellock
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I have finished studying. FOREVER. I can read normal books. No more text books. Huzzah.

Lindy 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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Andrew65
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The first book in the excellent Promise Falls Trilogy can currently be picked up for 99p in the U.K. that is a real bargain for this book. I plan to get to the final part of the trilogy next week and can‘t wait to see how it all plays out.

TrishB Loved these 👍🏻 6mo
Itchyfeetreader Thanks for the hint! 6mo
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LibraryCin
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this. There were a few different storylines, but not all were wrapped up by the end. I did know this was a series, so I expect those will be finished up in further books. Barclay‘s books are told from different points of view, but we are told at the start of each chapter whose POV we are following (or most chapters, anyway). As usual, there are twists in the book

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Andrew65
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Pickpick

As you would expect from Linwood Barclay some excellent plotting and a book that moves along at a pace, with some unexpected twists thrown in. Certainly could not have guessed the eventual outcome of this book. Took a bit longer than usual to get going for his books but that may be because it is the first book in a trilogy. I want to see where Linwood Barclay takes this, so straight onto book 2. If you like good mysteries I would recommend this.

Hooked_on_books I discovered this author recently and have really enjoyed the 2 books of his I‘ve read. I‘ll be reading more for sure! 8mo
Andrew65 @Hooked_on_books He has written some great mysteries. Always love his books and Harlan Coben‘s. 8mo
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Andrew65
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I‘m listening to Broken Promise as a reminder, before going on to read books 2 and 3 in the Promise Falls Trilogy.

EadieB @Andrew65 This one had a hard time getting started for me. Gave it 3 stars but bk 2 and bk 3 got 5 stars. It picks up midway but has lots of subplots too. 8mo
Andrew65 @EadieB You‘d never guess from this one it was part of a trilogy. Looking forward to getting to book 2 and 3. 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 That one is probably just to introduce characters. I felt like he was stretching the book in order to get a trilogy out of it. 8mo
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Andrew65 @EadieB I‘d agree so far. 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 At least 2 and 3 are better reads! 8mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Will be moving straight onto number 2 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Good idea as the 1st is fresh in your mind! 8mo
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aliasNayNay
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Starting Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay....love his books!

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Andrew65
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Started reading Broken Promise. As is usual with Linwood Barclay books got me interested in the plot straight away, and hooked after the first few chapters. I now need to know what is going on and will wait for the twists!

TrishB Enjoyed these 👍🏻 1y
Andrew65 @TrishB He always produces a good book! 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 Love Barclay too! 1y
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Andrew65 @EadieB Loving this! Quite a few snigger moments with his lines! 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 I like his craziness too! 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB Rather like Harlan Coben‘s Books, great pace, twists and you just want to read on and on, and can make you laugh out loud. 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 yes he does remind you of Harlan Coben. 1y
LibraryCin Oh, i always equate barclay with coben! 1y
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Andrew65
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Took four books back to the library tonight, Thursday is the only night they are open after 5.00. This left me with 5 library books out so had no intention of getting anymore books out. So can someone explain how I arrived home with these 4 books! 😂😳😊😍😬📚

readordierachel The library is magic that way 📚☺ 1y
ephemeralwaltz Linwood Barclay 👏👏 1y
LeahBergen 😂😂 1y
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Andrew65 @ephemeralwaltz I love Linwood Barclay, and have wanted to read the Promise Falls Trilogy for a while. 👍 1y
Andrew65 @LeahBergen @ReadOrDieRachel Could have easily been many more! And that doesn‘t even count the ebooks or audiobooks I have out from the library! (edited) 1y
wanderinglynn Books have a way of jumping into your bag. At least that‘s what happens to me. 😉😂 1y
ReadZenRites It‘s called Book Math. It never balances at the end of the month. 😬 1y
Andrew65 @wanderinglynn Must be happening to me too! 😂😂😂 1y
Andrew65 @ReadZenRites Know what you mean! 👍 1y
Sarah83 You have a curious bag. Something like Mary Poppins' bag, something hides inside. 😂 1y
CrowCAH Lol the power of the Library! 🤩 1y
tracey38 Because us booklovers can't ever resist more books! 1y
Andrew65 @Sarah83 I think the bag and books are in cahoots, both sitting on the naughty step at the moment! 😂 1y
Andrew65 @CrowCAH Does it to me every time. As we were driving to the library my wife asked me if I was picking up any books, I said no! 1y
Andrew65 @tracey38 Isn‘t that the truth because I don‘t have any books in the house to read do I ( well if you forget the 800+ books on the book shelves and couple of hundred on my kindle!). 1y
tracey38 @Andrew65 😂😂😂 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#Promises thriller/crime edition.
#hopintospring

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good!! 1y
vkois88 They look so ominous... I love it! 1y
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PlainJayne81
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Pickpick

Absolutely Amazing.. Linwood Barclay is awesome..

5/5..

It was hard to put down, so many twists & I was constantly OMG-ing!! I love books that make you think ahead to what's gonna happen, and I was right in a couple things..

I also enjoyed reading about each character & can't wait to see what happens next..

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PlainJayne81
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Almost finished Broken Promise, downloaded the next one in the series.. So excited.. 😁

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PlainJayne81
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Now that I've finished Filthy Rich by James Patterson, I'm back to reading just the one book..

Can't wait to really get into Broken Promise.. There's quite a few different things going on in Promise Falls & it's great getting to know all the characters..

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PlainJayne81
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I'm a little late with this one, busy day yesterday..

1. Watch Me (Whip/Nae) by Silento.. My 4 year old son has it stuck in his head too, it's rubbed off..
2. I'm really really enjoying it so far..
3. Not sure, but it's gotta be one by Lesley Pearse..
4. No idea which litten to tag..

#trivialthursday.. @GarthRanzz.. 😊

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PlainJayne81
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I'm really enjoying this one.. It is a page turner & has me hooked already.. Just wish I had more hours in the day to read.. 😂

Oooh I keep seeing these #tripletuesday type pics but don't know how to get the image for myself so I can take part.. Anyone help?? 😊

MelAnn You can screenshot and crop - be sure to tag me so I can come see and comment!!! 2y
PlainJayne81 Thank You @MelAnn.. I will try that.. 😊 2y
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PlainJayne81
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I've decided to start reading another book..

I'm finding my current read, #FilthyRich by #JamesPatterson a little hard to keep at due to the topic of the book.. It IS very well written, and so far has been eye opening & interesting but I need a break from it every now and again..

#BrokenPromise by #LinwoodBarclay should fill my reading time & keep me from looking for extra housework.. 😂😂😂

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Velvetsun
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#libraryhaul day. Now just to figure out what to read first!! #bookhaul

rabbitprincess Good idea to have all the Promise Falls trilogy on hand for a binge-read 👍🏼 2y
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rabbitprincess
Broken Promise: A Thriller | Linwood Barclay
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A pick for how well it sets in place all of the threads we will be following through the rest of the trilogy. I also enjoyed seeing characters from other Promise Falls books in these pages. Looking forward to reading Far from True.

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LDuffN
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What I'm readin' now!! #whatchareadin📚📖📰📜

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harseneault
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Sleep? Who needs sleep? I won't be getting much until I read the last page. #sleepdeprivedbibliophile #linwoodbarclay

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stillunfinished
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Reading first part of trilogy after coworker recommended.

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