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Do You Promise Not to Tell? (KEY News #2)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  695 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews
TV producer Farrell Slater just stumbled on a story that might save her career...or get her killed. A prestigious New York auction house just sold a Fabergé Egg for six million dollars. But Farrell knows it is a fake. So does a college student who promised never to tell the location of the real one. And so does a cunning murderer who has already dismembered one ...more
Paperback, 307 pages
Published July 15th 2000 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published August 1st 1999)
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Jul 24, 2010 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Jane's Second Outing -- Much Better !!

In her first novel, Mary Jane Clark gave us a fine plot with plenty of suspense til right near the end, some characters to like (albeit the leading lady was a bit "squeaky clean"), and a different venue from most mysteries -- the busy newsroom of a major broadcast studio. Our gripe was that there was too much clutter, from almost unnecessary sub-plots to discussions about diseases and so on, that distracted from our story. Yet, we wanted to move to thi
Jul 07, 2015 Marca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book title is a misnomer. Everyone in this story promised not to tell, but they told...everyone! TV producer Farrell Slater stumbles onto a hot tip related to a story she worked about the record sale of a Faberge egg. The original story was tabled by the director, but Farrell follows the tip that the egg may be a fake and soon finds herself in deep kimchi. All the characters made one idiot move after another, starting with not keeping secrets, thereby jeopardizing themselves and others. Real ...more
Jun 03, 2016 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mary Jane Clark writes a twisted tale. I don't know how I ever missed this author until now, but I'm sure glad I found her. This book was very hard to put down. If you are looking for a good fast read, look no further.
Debbie J
Feb 04, 2014 Debbie J rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was my second attempt to listen to the Do You Promise Not to Tell audiobook and I just can't do it. The story meanders all over the place and the endless chapters with only two or three paragraphs are ridiculous. I tried to give this writer another chance but I guess I'm just not into her.
Sep 12, 2016 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good and fast paced. This is the second book but they are stand alone stories so far, with the mention a a few overlapping characters in a very minor role. Both books kept me guessing as to "who done it." At first I was disappointed the series was not going to be an ongoing story about Eliza Blake doing her job as a news anchor. But, now I think this is a better approach. You get to see more of what goes on in the news studio, and it might get unbelievable for Eliza's life never to go back to he ...more
It was fine, easy to read, not terribly exciting. Can't decide if I want to continue this series. This second book resembled the first book pretty closely. Big secret, drama at the station, a couple of dead bodies, a little bit of romance.
Jun 16, 2015 Pat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do I tell my secret and uncover a 6 million dollar scam, or do I keep it to myself.
Death, deceit and destruction following after the discovery of a fake artifact, now who could be behind all this?
Read and see another on of Clark's great books.
Mary Reed
Oct 04, 2016 Mary Reed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story. Kept me on the edge of my seat. I kept guessing who the killer was and couldn't figure it out until almost the end of the book. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
Fast read for a trip. Somewhat confusing w all her character and chapter switches. A good summary at the end would have been helpful.
Linda Rawlins
Nov 09, 2013 Linda Rawlins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading one of Mary Jane Clark's earlier books and couldn't put it down. Do You Promise Not To Tell is an easy fast paced mystery about Farrell Slater, A TV news producer, who at the crossroads of her career happens upon a story about a NY auction house and fraudulent Faberge eggs. As Farrell and her coworkers are pulled deeper into the mystery, bodies begin to pile up. Farrell does not realize that she may be the next target as she tries to balance her career, life and what may the bi ...more
Auristella Zarate
Aug 23, 2015 Auristella Zarate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick and face paced book that I was glued to and could hardly put down. It really kept me guessing. Loved it!
Robert Kradoska
Feb 12, 2015 Robert Kradoska rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
About Faberge egg that was lost for years
Sep 01, 2016 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very good, love this author
Oct 06, 2016 Catherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!
Jaclyn Koffler
3 is a generous rating. This was not a book for me.
Kami Sexton
Oct 01, 2009 Kami Sexton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize that this book had anything to do with Russian history or the Romanov's, which is mildly surprizing for me. For some reason I had never considered Faberge to be part of the history of the Romanov family....temporary blonde moment I guess.
This book read a lot like a Mary Higgins Clark, but somehow different, and I love both authors. Can't wait to check out some more Mary Jane.
Kathy Sandlin
Jan 15, 2008 Kathy Sandlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read most of the Mary Jane Clark. Kind of found her by accident since she was right with the Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins in the bookstore. Good reads....probably better than the Carol Higgins but not as good as the Mary Higgins books. They are nice fast reads. I'll just add a few to the list
Jun 02, 2011 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book because I have enjoyed this author in the past. This book moved very quickly. I enjoyed that the story was built around a lost Russian, Faberge' egg. This was a nice change of pace from the reading I had been doing. I will seek out this author again in the future.
Dec 18, 2011 Sherry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book is better than a 3 star but not quite a 4 star. Good mystery that revolves around 2 Faberge eggs, one real, one fake and the people who will do almost anything to get ahold of the real one. Fast moving. Lots of twists. A fun read even though there is violence in it.
Dec 26, 2013 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book sparks interest in the world of Faberge eggs and leaves you wanting to learn more. Alas, this book is only a shallow dip in a deep and complex history. Will want to read again, though.
Jan 28, 2015 Jo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
While I may not run screaming from another book by Clark, I'm not going to go hunting them all down, either. I guess mysteries aren't really my thing. Though I've got to like a romantic relationship that doesn't start off in the bedroom. Or at least doesn't tell me about it. Approve.
Nov 14, 2013 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting story about a news reporter with a little Russian background thrown in. I took a course in Russian history so it was very interesting to read a little bit about it. The plot was good and I didn't figure out who the mastermind was before the end.
Toni N
Sep 23, 2015 Toni N rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! I couldn't figure it out. I thought I knew...then I reconsidered...then I thought I knew again. Lol. Anyway, it turns out my first thought was correct. But, I'm glad that the storyline was good enough to keep me guessing and second guessing myself.
Staci McLaughlin
Mar 05, 2013 Staci McLaughlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. With the short chapters and different viewpoints, it moved along at a fast pace. I liked the characters and the faberge egg plot line.
Lois Wolter
Enjoyable next entry in the series. Fun to follow the characters from book to book. Nice, light, respite. Pleasant and suspenseful.
Oct 13, 2012 Jenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
A good read (though there were a crazy amount of characters to keep up with) that kept me guessing all the way through.
Feb 20, 2011 Lyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book, but a touch too graphic in some violent descriptions.
A master story teller like her mother.
Feb 01, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another page turner with interesting info on the Romanovs and Faberge eggs.
Feb 27, 2013 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lib, audio, 2013
Enjoyable cozy mystery. had you suspecting everyone for much of the book
Oct 13, 2008 Andra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought I knew who the killer was, but I was wrong. Quick easy read.
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Mary Jane Clark is the author of thirteen novels, including 12 in the KEY News media thriller series, and one in her new Wedding Cake mystery series. A veteran writer and producer for CBS News, Clark worked for almost three decades at the network’s New York City headquarters. Her books are published in twenty-three languages. She lives in New Jersey and Florida.

Clark's former mother-in-law and sis
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Other Books in the Series

KEY News (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret? (KEY News #1)
  • Let Me Whisper In Your Ear (KEY News #3)
  • Close to You (KEY News #4)
  • Nobody Knows (KEY News #5)
  • Nowhere to Run (KEY News #6)
  • Hide Yourself Away (KEY News, #7)
  • Dancing in the Dark (KEY News #8)
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