The Betrayal By Laura Elliot


Book Description:

A perfect divorce. A new flame. And a deadly obsession.

Nadine and Jake Saunders were married as teens. Tied to one another by a night of passion that resulted in a pregnancy neither could turn away from.

Now, years later, their children have all flown the nest and the pact they made as teenagers – to give one another the freedom to pursue their own dreams – has resurfaced.

But freedom comes at a price …

While Nadine and Jake begin to untangle their lives from one another, Jake embarks on a passionate affair with a beautiful woman, Karin Moylan. What he doesn’t know is the dark history Karin shares with Nadine.

As lust spirals into dangerous obsession, Jake must break free from Karin. But he must also ask himself how well he ever really knew Nadine. What secret is she hiding? The truth, when it is revealed, could destroy them all.

My Thoughts:

Having settled down so early in their lives, Nadine and Jake decide to part ways and lead their own lives. As it’s something that they both want, parting should be a smooth process, shouldn’t it?

The Betrayal is a story that is told between Nadine and Jake. Having decided that they are both going to go their own way, Jake bumps into Karin who Nadine used to be best friends with at school. It isn’t long before Karin and Jake start up a relationship but it doesn’t take long for Jake to realise what a big mistake it was to get involved with the stunning and confident Karin.

From the start it’s obvious that Karin has issues, especially with the way she treated her supposedly best friend Nadine in their childhood. The reasoning why they are no longer friends is something that is slowly revealed to the reader as we read on through the book.

The author has created an enthralling read which made me reminisce slightly of the film Fatal Attraction. Karin is certainly a strong character and very much a force to be reckoned with, who I for one certainly would not want to get on the wrong side of.

The Betrayal certainly makes for a tense read that had me at times literally on the edge of my seat.

I have read a few of this author’s books now and have enjoyed them all, if you haven’t read any yet you really don’t know what your missing out on.

Many thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.

I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.

The Betrayal is due to be published on the 14 th of August, you can pre order a copy on Amazon


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