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Promises of Home [Mass Market Paperback]

Jeff Abbott
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Jan. 31 1996
In a small Texas town, murder brings home the unforgotten past.
Twenty years ago, as Hurricane Althea lashed Central Texas, twelve-year-old Jordan Poteet and his friends decided to ride it out in their tree house. But in the still eye of the tempest, they raced for safety--and stumbled over the body of a beautiful girl.
Now, the six schoolmates who shared the grisly sight of death so long ago are being coolly murdered, one by one, day by day. By whom? Why? Unless Jordan and Police Chief Junebug Moncrief, another survivor of the storm, can answer those questions fast, it will be their turn to die. . . .

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"WHAT YOU FELLOWS DON'T UNDERSTAND," Trey Slocum growled, a cigarette clenched between his teeth, "is that you got to stare death in the face to be a real man." Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent mystery Nov. 8 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Twelve-year-old Jordan Poteet and his best friends decide to ride out a hurricane in a tree house. When high winds frighten them down from their perch, they run for home and discover a dead body on the way. It is presumed that the young girl died as a result of the storm, but later events cast some doubt on this conclusion.
The story continues in the present with the 12-year-olds now in their 30's. One of them is returning home after deserting his wife and son. Upon his return, his buddies begin to show up dead. Concern grows as the killer seems to get closer to Jordan and his remaining friends. Abbott's conclusions are never simple, and the dysfunctional family lives of Jordan's friends are exposed during the course of his investigation. This is another well-written book by a talented author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Jordan Poteet so far! March 17 1998
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I never expected a series to "keep" me as much as this one. Secrets from the past, characters you actually care about (Imagine that!), and a plot that never lets up. I read this in two nights (It would've been one if I hadn't need some sleep) and started the fourth in the series after finishing the third. If you're looking for a series that will make you laugh, cry, guess, sympathize, and empathize, Jeff Abbott is the one for you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I just can't get enough of Jeff Abbott! Oct. 27 1998
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This is the 3rd page turner in the Jordan Poteet series. I was thankful that I had the next in the series "Distant Blood" ready to go the minute I finished this one. "Promises of Home" came from a slightly different angle than the first two, but kept me guessing all the way. I love the way Abbott writes!-just the right mixture of suspense, thrills, romance, nostalgia & humor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Abbott only gets better! Feb. 19 1997
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lost love, dark family secrets, coming to grips with the past, murder -- and a tornado to boot! Mr. Abbott would get my vote for an Edgar award, if I could vote..
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  15 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Jordan Poteet so far! March 17 1998
By GCarriveau@yahoo.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I never expected a series to "keep" me as much as this one. Secrets from the past, characters you actually care about (Imagine that!), and a plot that never lets up. I read this in two nights (It would've been one if I hadn't need some sleep) and started the fourth in the series after finishing the third. If you're looking for a series that will make you laugh, cry, guess, sympathize, and empathize, Jeff Abbott is the one for you!
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I just can't get enough of Jeff Abbott! Oct. 27 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the 3rd page turner in the Jordan Poteet series. I was thankful that I had the next in the series "Distant Blood" ready to go the minute I finished this one. "Promises of Home" came from a slightly different angle than the first two, but kept me guessing all the way. I love the way Abbott writes!-just the right mixture of suspense, thrills, romance, nostalgia & humor.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent mystery Nov. 8 2001
By Karen Potts - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Twelve-year-old Jordan Poteet and his best friends decide to ride out a hurricane in a tree house. When high winds frighten them down from their perch, they run for home and discover a dead body on the way. It is presumed that the young girl died as a result of the storm, but later events cast some doubt on this conclusion.
The story continues in the present with the 12-year-olds now in their 30's. One of them is returning home after deserting his wife and son. Upon his return, his buddies begin to show up dead. Concern grows as the killer seems to get closer to Jordan and his remaining friends. Abbott's conclusions are never simple, and the dysfunctional family lives of Jordan's friends are exposed during the course of his investigation. This is another well-written book by a talented author.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A light & entertaining read March 30 2006
By JoeV - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Jordan Poteet is the exception to the rule that small town librarians lead dull lives. In this third installment, (I suggest reading this series in chronological order), Jordan's childhood friends are turning up dead and the murders seem to tie back to an evening 20 years earlier during a hurricane. So once again Jordan puts on his sleuthing hat. The author does a good job going back and forth in time while holding together the thread of the story/mystery. All of the characters from the earlier books are here with a few new ones - "Sister's" ex-husband shows up. And small town Texas is proudly on display - although at times as I followed Jordan around I flashed back to Opie. This is a perfect book for the pool or dentist's office with no excessive violence, sex or language - a nice tight PG-13 mystery. One observation on character development - the women in this series who were strong-willed and independent in the first book have now seemingly progressed to actually terrorizing the men - Jordan included.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read June 23 2014
By Christopher M. Hill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Abbott does a great job of putting small town Texas on a page. His plots are intricate and well thought out. I enjoyed this book immensely.
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