This is Erin Healy's second solo attempt and I am just finding it difficult to connect with her writing.
The Promises She Keeps tells the story of a number of quirky characters. First you have a girl named Promise who has cystic fibrosis. She wants to be remembered for having a fantastic voice.
Then there's Chase who is an autistic artist who loves drawing trees and becomes "attracted" to Promise.
Another guy to be attracted to her his Zack. He is talented in taking photographs. But he has a loon for a mother, Porta, who dabbles in the supernatural as well as promoting her art gallery.
Chase, Zack, and Porta all desire Promise but for different reasons.
Before the end of the book, their ambitions will come to a head with frightening results.
I enjoyed the characters. I thought each had something unique to bring to the story. But I can't really put my finger on why it took me so long to finish this story. If nothing else, it opened my eyes a little bit to the suffering of cystic fibrosis and those with autism.
I was never really sucked into the tension and thrills of this story. (which is a little sad when they promote the book with a Ted Dekker blurb about Erin writing "Heart-pounding suspense")
While this isn't my favorite author or book, I'm sure Erin Healy will gather a wonderful fan base.
This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Thomas Nelson Publishing.