Join us for a conversation about this year's One Book, One Community title, Broken Promise, by Linwood Barclay.
In Broken Promise, disturbing
secrets of a quiet, small town are coming to light. Unemployed
journalist, David Harwood, has returned to his childhood home in Promise
Falls with his young son. As he finds his own life in freefall, he
stumbles across an epic family secret. Visiting his cousin Marla, he
discovers she is secretly raising a child who is not her own–a baby she
claims was a gift from an “angel”. When the baby’s real mother is found
brutally murdered, David sets out to piece together what happened, even
if it means in doing so he might prove his own cousin’s guilt. As David
starts asking questions about the murder, other strange things begin to
happen in Promise Falls. Someone has decided that the entire town must
pay for the sins of its past . . . in blood. Broken Promise is the first in the Promise Falls trilogy.