Promises to Keep by Gloria Mallette
A Novel (Strivers Row)

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New from the author of the national bestseller Shades of Jade: a story about the tragic loss of a son, the struggle to keep a family together, and the hunt for a murderer who didn’t leave any clues behind

After a bitter divorce, Troy Kirkwood and his five-year-old daughter, Meika, move in with his parents, Nola and Ron. Troy is a devoted father and son. During an outing with his daughter he is called away—and never returns. Nola and Ron know that something must be terribly wrong, and Meika can’t stop asking where her daddy is. Four days later the police discover Troy’s body, with two bullet holes in it.

As soon as Vann, Troy’s older brother, hears the news, he promises to find Troy’s killer and bring him to justice. There’s just one problem—the police have no leads and Troy had almost no enemies. To make matters worse, Troy’s crack-addicted ex-wife has recently resurfaced and is demanding custody of their daughter.

The Kirkwoods are not about to give up Troy’s only child. But as they struggle through family court and Troy’s murder investigation, it takes their combined emotional strength to keep the family intact. And they slowly begin to realize that even if Troy’s murder is solved, the pain of losing a child never really goes away.

About Gloria Mallette

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Gloria Mallette lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York. This is her second novel.
Published April 28, 2011 by Gemini Press. 351 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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A cold-blooded murder nearly destroys a close-knit African-American family in this rough-edged, refreshingly unsentimental novel. Troy is a successful financial planner for American Express who has

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Promises To Keep by Gloria Mallette is a page turner and compelling read.

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