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Promise Not to Tell - A Novel

Jennifer McMahon

A woman’s past and present collide with unexpected results in this hauntingly beautiful debut novel set in rural Vermont. Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother who’s afflicted with Alzheimer’s. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered—a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate’s childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del—shunned and derided by classmates as “Potato Girl”—was brutally slain. Del’s killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as this new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying, unexpected ways. Because nothing is quite what it seems . . . and the grim specters of her youth are far from forgotten. More than just a murder mystery, Jennifer McMahon’s extraordinary debut novel, Promise Not to Tell, is a story of friendship and family, devotion and betrayal—tautly written, deeply insightful, beautifully evocative, and utterly unforgettable.

A woman’s past and present collide with unexpected results in this hauntingly beautiful debut novel set in rural Vermont. Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother who’s afflicted with Alzheimer’s. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered—a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate’s childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del—shunned and derided by classmates as “Potato Girl”—was brutally slain. Del’s killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as this new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying, unexpected ways. Because nothing is quite what it seems . . . and the grim specters of her youth are far from forgotten. More than just a murder mystery, Jennifer McMahon’s extraordinary debut novel, Promise Not to Tell, is a story of friendship and family, devotion and betrayal—tautly written, deeply insightful, beautifully evocative, and utterly unforgettable.
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A woman’s past and present collide with unexpected results in this hauntingly beautiful debut novel set in rural Vermont. Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother who’s afflicted with Alzheimer’s. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered—a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate’s childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del—shunned and derided by classmates as “Potato Girl”—was brutally slain. Del’s killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as this new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying, unexpected ways. Because nothing is quite what it seems . . . and the grim specters of her youth are far from forgotten. More than just a murder mystery, Jennifer McMahon’s extraordinary debut novel, Promise Not to Tell, is a story of friendship and family, devotion and betrayal—tautly written, deeply insightful, beautifully evocative, and utterly unforgettable.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen White, Kathleen McInerney, Caitlin Davies

Length:

8h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

57:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

44:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:30