The Promise by Katerina Diamond
Genre: Mystery, Crime
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3’5/5

About The Book
No one can protect you from your past…
When a young woman is found strangled in her own bedroom, DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into an investigation to find a twisted serial killer who likes to date his victims before he kills them.
Determined to stop the horrific deaths, Imogen is forced to act as bait – but will she get caught in her own trap? As the search for the killer ramps up, attention falls on the strange new boy in town. Why does he watch his neighbours through the windows? And could the truth be closer to home than any of them realise?


My Thoughts
This is the new case of our loved detectives; DS Adrian Miles and his partner DS Imogen Grey, it will not be an easy case, some women have appeared dead and raped but the only connection between them is an online social game. 
This will not be an easy case, our detectives will not only have to discover the killer but keep up with their personal problems, Adrian trying to find motives to continue living after all the problems he had in the previous book. And Imogen has a quite complicated personal life that will conflict with her job… is time to stand up and decide what she really wants.

The case has 4 narrators, our main detectives and their progress on the case and their own problems; a troubled adolescent called Connor, that has to adapt to a new country and school, while he is dealing with some big troubles at home. And the last one is the story of a woman, it seems that is told like a diary, we can only read her dark thoughts and dreams. What they have in common or with the killer/victims? You will have to read the book to discover more!

I was a little disappointed with this book, I loved the previous books of Katerina Diamond, but this one didn’t engage me like the others and in the end it felt rushed, some questions were not answered and part of the story felt like it didn’t connect with the book.

I didn’t like much Connor, I am not sure if we have to pity him or hate him, his character is ambiguous and in the end I didn’t connect with him or his acts. I would like to think that we will know more about the ending of this case in the next book.

Ok, even if I didn’t like much “The Promise” doesn’t mean is not very well written and with an interesting case, I read the previous books of this series (this is the 4th book of the DS Imogen Grey series) and I already know the main detectives and their stories, so I will continue reading the series, even if this one wasn’t my favourite, the previous ones were a must read.
About The Author
Katerina Diamond was born in Weston in the seventies. She moved to Thessaloniki in Greece and attended Greek school where she learnt Greek in just 6 months. After her parents’ divorce, they relocated to Devon. After school, and working in her uncle’s fish and chip shop, she went (briefly) to university at Derby, where she met her husband and had two children. Katerina now lives on the East Kent Coast with her husband and children. She is a Sunday Times and Kindle bestseller.
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