The Promise by Lucy Diamond, the Sunday Times bestselling author, is her heart-wrenching new novel that will enthral existing devotees and new readers alike.
When his brother, Patrick, dies after drowning in the Thames, Dan steps up to to help Patrick’s wife, Zoe, cope with her loss. He cancels his trip to South America and uses his two month sabbatical to spend time with his nephews, Ethan, age 14, Gabe, age 9 and Bea, age 6.
Patrick, a builder, who bought and renovated old buildings for profit, also has several West London flats as rentals. Dan takes over the maintenance of these, carrying out repairs for tenants. While dealing with Patrick’s business affairs, Dan discovers a maintenance payment is being paid to a Lydia Fox. He intends to find out why.
Soon he discovers that Patrick was not the perfect husband and father he appeared to be. Patrick has been keeping secrets and telling lies!
Should Dan keep his promise to help make Zoe and the children’s lives happy again or should they be told the truth?
Another wonderful novel from this well-loved author that takes the reader through a gamut of emotions as the story unfolds. Full of diverse characters that will warm the heart and sometimes almost break it. Dan’s repressed emotions unfold as he embraces life, rids himself of old demons and looks for love again.
If you enjoy a beautifully written novel of family ties, love, loss and everything in between, then this is the book for you.
The Promise is available in hardback, paperback and e-book
About Lucy Diamond
Lucy Diamond grew up in Nottingham and went to university in Leeds where she studied English Literature. After graduating, she worked in publishing and at the BBC, and in her spare time she began writing children’s books under a number of different pen names. Now the author of nineteen novels and a Sunday Times bestselling author, Lucy writes with warmth and honesty about the joy and surprises, as well as the complications, that love, family and friendships can bring. Lucy now lives in Bath with her husband and three children and writes full-time.