The Promise By Lucy Diamond

The Promise By Lucy Diamond


When Patrick Sheppard suddenly and tragically dies, he leaves behind a family in pieces. Zoe has lost the love of her life. Ethan, Gabe and Beatrice have lost their larger-than-life dad. There’s a hole where Patrick should be and none of them can see a way forward.

For Patrick’s brother Dan, though: his mission is clear. He needs to help the Sheppards to find some sort of happy again, and he makes a promise to himself to try and come close to the man Patrick was. But as he immerses himself in the frantic school run, dishing up tea and sorting the bills, Dan begins to see he might not have known the man Patrick really was, underneath it all. His brother was keeping secrets.

Juggling his heartbroken family and the catastrophic truth that could break them all over again, Dan has to face what he’s been keeping from himself all this time: what really happened on the night that Patrick died.

My Thoughts:

You really can’t go wrong with a Lucy Diamond book. I loved this story, it is about Patrick and his family, when Patrick dies he leaves behind his wife and his children. Zoe his wife doesn’t know how to cope without him, his brother Dan tries to step in to help her out as he sees she is struggling but unearths something truly devastating, should he tell her? trying to do what is best for everyone involved he tries to help everyone out. I liked Dan, he always thinks about others first, he put his feelings on hold to help his family first. I really felt for Zoe and what she has been through and I can never imagine the pain she must of felt when Patrick died but also when she discovers the truth. You never really know what is going on behind closed doors. A truly heartbreaking ending made this book a wonderful yet emotional read.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley for my copy.

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