by Bee Pedersen
Promises is a fast-paced mystery where past meets present in a suspenseful trip down the rabbit hole of family secrets, retribution, and murder.

When Diana Jones moved across the country to work as the personal assistant to the wealthy and influential attorney Robert Royalton, she never imagined she would become embroiled in a story so bizarre and dangerous that her own life would be in danger. Soon after her engagement, Diana learns of rumors of greed, incest, and murder, and receives letters of warning from a mysterious person known only as “Nemesis.” Diana must decide how far she will go to uncover the truth when promises from the past put her and her newborn son at the heart of a deadly game.

Bee Pedersen’s grasp of dialogue, character, and plotting are impeccable, and the complexity of her examination of the bonds of family and the grip of the past on the present is nothing short of mesmerizing. Taut and foreboding, Promises delivers the type of fast-paced, spine-tingling tension perfected by novelists like Mary Higgins Clark and Agatha Christie.

Promises published January 2011. Please click on order promises for immediate ordering, or order Promises from your favorite bookstore.