A Promise to the Dead: A gripping crime thriller with a brilliant twist

· Detectives King and Lane Book 4 · Bookouture
30 reviews

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‘Wow what a joy to read such a compulsive book… an addictive book, fast paced, really didn’t want to put it down… Wow wow wow. Brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


The blur of shapes began to sharpen, forming a clear picture that stood out against the darkened background. For a moment he couldn’t move, his fear rendering him immobile. He needed help. He turned to run.


On a dark night, on a mountain road, a young couple, Matthew and Stacey, are on their way home from a night out. Their car breaks down and Matthew leaves to look for help. By the next morning, Stacey is found murdered in the car and Matthew is missing, presumed guilty of her murder.


Called to the scene, Detective Alex King and her team soon see some terrifying links – to another local young man who is missing, and to the discovery of a body from 30 years ago.


Alex knows that the missing and the dead have a story to tell her. But will she hear it in time to uncover the killer before they strike again?


A Promise to the Dead is a totally unputdownable crime thriller that will have you hooked. Readers of Angela Marsons, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will love this.


Readers love A Promise to the Dead:

‘This book had me hooked from the first page and I read it in one sitting. There are so many twists and turns in this book it was making me giddy. This is a compelling read and I had an endless list of suspects which were all wrong. As for the climax of this book I was shocked and it was EXPLOSIVE.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘Had me hooked from the first page. This is a series that just keeps getting better and better… This was a book that I could not put down.’ Goodreads Reviewer


Loved this! If you’re looking for an amazing who-did-it with lots of twists and two great women detectives than this is it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


A must read. I loved it.Sifat’s Book Kingdom


‘Fast-paced and gripping. I was instantly hooked from the first chapter.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘I have enjoyed all the books in this series but this one is my favourite so far… If you are a fan of police procedurals I highly recommend this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘A complex, thrilling book.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Ratings and reviews

30 reviews
Linda Strong
May 28, 2019
In the middle of a dark night, taking a short cut to get home, Matthew and Stacey run out of gas. The next morning Stacey is found dead and Matthew is nowhere to be found. Another young man has disappeared .. no sign of him anywhere. And then there's the body of yet another young man ... only he died and was buried under a concrete patio around 30 years ago. Detectives Alex King and Chloe Lane certainly have their hands full. Families are worried sick, some are grieving, and some are angry that the police don't seem to be doing anything. Alex knows that the missing and the dead have a story to tell her. But will she hear it in time to uncover the killer before they strike again? This is the fourth ... and final ... book in this series. Although it is easily read as a stand alone, I highly recommend starting at the very beginning. The female detectives are solidly defined and there is a nice balance of professional and personal lives. The rest of the team lend credibility to the story telling. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the digital copy of this police procedural. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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sue hawnt
July 10, 2019
just finished the last book in the series, all the books I have read, in the past I always work out the plot ,who did it . these four books are brilliant, just when you think you worked it out ,the plot thickens, read theres 4 books in a week Truly a brilliant crime writer, must read . was sorry the series came to a end ,cant wait for more books from Victoria Jenkins along these lines. just got her latest book to read the divorce.
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Night Shift
May 5, 2020
The killer was quite a surprise, no suspicion of him. Again she brings her characters to life, and you feel what they feel. Hope there will be more of Alex and Chloe's adventures in life soon.
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