The Promise

“You’re crazy.”


Aaron Shedlock
The Promise


Publisher’s Synopsis:
John and Crystal, a Bonnie & Clyde-esque young couple, become stranded in the desert while in the midst of a spree of carnage and mayhem. As they lie in wait for their next victim, a car approaches over the horizon. Will it prove to be their salvation or has fate sent its own brand of justice into their trap?

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives between John, Crystal, & David.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
Twisty suspense/thriller short. I’m not always impressed by stand alone novellas – but this was a wild ride. Shedlock succinctly yet evocatively describes the characters and locations. While I may have guessed the ultimate conclusion, the story was not predictable.

Enjoyable, quick listen. As far as I can tell this is his only authored work, but I’d love to see more.

I’m already a fan of Macleod Andrews and this is a great example of why. Distinct character voices, accents, and connecting emotionally with the story. Great fit for Shedlock’s writing.

Content Warnings (possible spoilers):
Murders are graphically described

About the author:
You can connect with Aaron Shedlock here:

About the narrator:
MacLeod Andrews is an Actor. Narrator of many books. Wyatt in They Look Like People. Currently the TV Whole Foods VO. Producer of a couple films. Chocolate chip cookie aficionado.

You can connect with Macleod Andrews here:

My Favorite Quotes

“You’re crazy.”


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