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After his wife’s 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 can’t find a way to stop his descent.

Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David’s cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David’s mother asks him to check on her, he’s horrified to discover that she’s been secretly raising a child who is not her own—a baby she claims was a gift an “angel” left on her porch.

When the baby’s real mother is found murdered, David can’t help wanting 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.

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 past…in blood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] gripping tale…Broken Promise examines several residents of Promise Falls and their hidden secrets and desires. The story is fascinating, and the characters are intriguing…This is like the best epic fantasy novels that hint at more ghastly tales to follow.”

    Associated Press

  • “Promise Falls, New York, is a less salacious but deadlier version of Peyton Place in this engrossing small-town thriller from Arthur Ellis Award–winner Barclay… Linwood’s adept characterizations and knack for unsettling twists make this a surefire bestseller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “David is an appealing hero, flawed but dogged in his pursuit of the truth. Not all the mysteries are solved in this book, which offers an exciting start to a new series set in Promise Falls.”

    Library Journal

  • “Twist-driven thrillers packed with explosive action are a hallmark of Linwood Barclay’s career.”

    USA Today, praise for the author

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