The Promise is a unforgettable story about finding love, hope and joy in even the darkest moments, by the Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Diamond, author of The Secrets of Happiness.
'I loved The Promise' Libby Page, author of The 24-Hour Café
When faced with the sudden death of his brother, Dan’s mission is clear. He puts together a project to help pick up the pieces and support his grieving sister-in-law Zoe, plus her young children. This is Dan’s promise - to ensure his family’s happiness, and to try and live up to the man his brother was.
But tying up loose ends brings a shocking secret to light, and calls into question everything Dan knew about his older brother. With more than just his promise on the line, Dan is faced with an ultimatum: Should he tell the truth and risk his family’s fragile happiness, or will his brother’s secrets end up becoming his own?
'A bittersweet, big-hearted take on family dynamics, grief, and how to make happiness a priority' Woman and Home
'This is Lucy Diamond at her very best - a stunning novel that will break your heart into little pieces and then glue it back together again with joy' Milly Johnson
'We couldn't put this down' Bella
'Family drama at its very best with characters that have you reaching out to them' My Weekly
Real readers love The Promise:
'I cried and laughed'
'It was a beautifully written book from start to finish. Each night I couldn't wait to read the next chapter.'
'I literally cannot put it down.'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Lucy Diamond showcased her ability to leave audiences emotional wrecks with the much-loved The Secrets of Happiness. We’re here to inform you that The Promise is no less of a (glorious) rollercoaster. There will be tears, basically. Our lead character here is Dan, who emerges from the heartache of his brother Patrick’s sudden death with a resolution: to take care of his sister-in-law Zoe, niece and nephews. He’s initially overwhelmed by the shadow his brother’s departure has cast and feels he can’t possibly measure up—but soon he discovers shocking secrets about Patrick’s life that mean there’s an awful lot more at stake. Diamond’s ability to write tenderly about grief and family love while ramping up the suspense as Dan gets deeper into the dark side of his brother is quite special.