Growing up in squalor with their drug-addicted prostitute mother, sisters Georgie and Marnie Parker have had to endure the very darkest side of life.
When their mother is sentenced for brutally murdering a client, Georgie and Marnie’s already precarious lives are blown apart and they now share a terrible secret. Sent to a children’s home, the sisters hope this might finally be their safe haven after years of neglect. But they soon discover they’re in real danger.
Desperate to find a place of safety, Georgie and Marnie run for their lives, but end up in the hands of Delray Anderton. A violent London gangster and notorious pimp, Delray has big plans for beautiful teenager Georgie, seeing her as a chance to make some serious money.
Fiercely protective of each other, Georgie and Marnie must escape the clutches of a man who will do anything to keep the sisters for himself. And, they must keep the promise they made to each other – no one can ever know the truth.
A gritty, shocking and gripping thriller that will engross fans of Kimberly Chambers, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane.
I feel I should start of by saying, just in case you didn't know. But Casey can write one hell of a book. I have loved each and every one of Casey Kelleher’s books. And this one was no different.
Fast becoming a favourite author of many readers. Casey for me has become one of those authors whose name you recognise, and don't even need to read the synopsis to know that you are going to read the book no matter what.
I started this book and flew through it, I really couldn't and didn't want to put it down.
Set in Brixton we are introduce to Josie Parker, she isn’t exactly mother of the year material that’s for sure, and as much as the way she treated her children got right up my nose, there was just a little something about her that I liked. I wanted her all the way through to sort her head out, look after her children. A good old slap would have helped, but like I said there was just something that drew me to her character.
She’s sold her body, abused it with drugs, and not exactly taken good care of her two girls, Georgie and Marnie. These kids I wanted to cuddle them, bath them, feed them love them. My god I really did get involved with these characters.
I wasn’t sure what to expect to start with and wasn’t sure which way the book was going to go. Buy by god Casey can write.
There are some great and some down right evil characters throughout the book, some you love, and some you certainly hate with passion.
I have to say though the character of Javine got up my nose a lot to start with, yet turned out to be a character I really liked. I was rooting for her.
And as for Delray Anderton, well..... He just irritated me, he got my back up, he ohhhhh my word he wound me up so much.
I always think if an author can write a book that has you wound up, with so many mixed feeling and emotions throughout then by god they have done their work good, and that is certainly what Casey has done here.
This book certainly has that feel about it that you could actually be there side by side with some of the characters; you really are drawn into the story and their lives. It leaves you with your heart racing and needing to read on. Forget normal life, you can’t have one while reading this book. You need to be locked away somewhere on your own and fly through it, because once you put it down you can’t wait to pick it up and carry on with the story.
If you want something the literally has you on the edge of your seat with your eyes popping out of your head, then this really is the book for you.
Fantastic read and well worth all the 5 stars I’m giving it.
Well done Casey. I can’t wait for your next book.
‘It's certainly a novel that is full of surprises…the story and characters will stay with me for a long time to come. Powerful, emotional and heartbreaking, The Promise is this year’s must read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews
‘I actually think I read this book without breathing! Seriously I started it and could not put it down, so fast paced and gripping was the plot! It's a fast paced, gritty but brutal read…Warning - once you start this, then batten down the hatches because you are going nowhere until you are done!’
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‘Casey is fast becoming one of the best writers in this genre, her talent to weave a suspense filled novel is going from strength to strength…I feel like 5 stars really doesn't justify how great this book is’ Vix 2016
‘This author is so amazing, taking us on a thrilling, mind boggling, edge-of-the-seat ride. I enjoyed every minute of it. I am so glad to have discovered this author. She never fails to deliver! This is a fabulous, unputdownable story! Cannot recommend it enough!’ Renita D’Silva, author of A Mother’s Secret
Praise for Casey Kelleher:
‘All I can say is... BRILLIANT! I demolished this standalone novel in a day! The very first chapter completely sucked me in, I literally couldn't put it down! Before I knew it I was at 76% and I happily lost precious sleep last night in order to finish it.’ Booklover Catlady
‘An outstanding book that I devoured in just two sittings…nothing could stop me reading…I was captivated … truly enjoyed every page. I think the biggest surprise for me was how the story unfolded … A blinder of a book which I would hugely recommend to everybody reading this genre.’ Best Crime Books and More (5*)
‘Wow, this book was indeed not for the faint-hearted!…Full of twists and turns, gripping, intense and very well written …Highly recommended’ The Book Club(5*)
‘To describe it in one word I would say “outstanding” and you would be an absolute fool not to pick it up.’ Book Addict Shaun
‘Casey is firmly embedding herself in the list of “must read” female British Crime Authors.’ Best Crime Books