Promise Not to Tell
I think we all remember being in our early teens, having those certain ghost stories we always used to tell. That's just part of being a kid. We all did it. Just like we all had those certain kids in school that everyone picked on. Once you grow up, there's certain things you miss, and there's certain things you regret.
Over thirty years ago, when Kate was just a kid and new to town, an outsider, not fitting in, made freinds with Del. Del was a dirty child, living with her father and brothers, wearing the same clothes everyday and never showering. They lived on a farm selling what they raised and grew. Del was known as "The Potato Girl". Del shared secrets with Kate that nobody else knew. The fact that Kate and Del were best friends was a secret as well. On June 16th 1971, Del Griswold "The Potato Girl" was brutally murdered and her killer was never found.
Now Kate is divorced, and has to come home to take care of her mother who has dementia, Alzheimers. The first night back, there is another murder and it's almost identical to Dell's, except now, some of the town is starting to speculate that The Potato Girl has came back from the dead. Kate can't possibly believe it's Del, The Potato Girl coming back for revenge, but things start appearing before Kate, Del's things. What makes things even harder is that Kates mom seems to be causing more problems than ever, and talking more nonsense. Now, Del's brother Nicky shows up with his wild ideas. It doesn't help that Kate's always had a crush on him either. More and more things seem to be going wrong, but what Kate doesn't know is that it's leading to the truth. As soon as you think you have all the answers figured out, things change, then they change again. With a suprise ending I know I sure didn't expect, I definitely enjoyed this book. This is one that once you start, you can't put down!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 250 pages. Purchased at Amazon