‘Daddy has been lying.’
Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan, the rain pours and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens…
Her husband Jake and her six-year-old son Dylan go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back.
As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married – is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first?
And just how far will a mother go to save her only child?
From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Before You this book is for you.
Wow, wow, wow, wow! Shalini Boland is one hell of a story teller. I think I may still be in shock after reading this. I really don’t know how she does it but yet again she has totally knocked my socks off.
What should have been a lovely family holiday turns out to be Faye’s worst nightmare. Her husband and son both disappearing. Luckily for her they went with her sister in law and her family so she has someone to lean on.
The story flicks from present day to the past when Jake and his sister were in their teens. It’s obvious that something has happened in the small seaside town but just what, I had no clue and we are fed bits throughout the main story of the disappearance of Jake and Dylan whilst waiting for this revelation.
Yet again I loved the build up of suspense as to what has happened to Jake and his son. I really felt for Faye and her sister in law and what they were going through. The further into the story we get the more my heart started pounding as I know how the author loves to play with her readers mind and yet again she did not fail me.
The Marriage Betrayal is a gripping story that will send your heart racing. It’s another of her books that I can’t wait for all my friends to read so I can talk to them about it and see if they saw any of the revelations coming, as I certainly didn’t. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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About the author
Shalini Boland is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of psychological thrillers ‘THE GIRL FROM THE SEA’, ‘THE BEST FRIEND’, ‘THE MILLIONAIRE’S WIFE’ (optioned for TV by Legendary Studios), ‘THE SECRET MOTHER’, ‘THE CHILD NEXT DOOR’, ‘THE SILENT SISTER’ and ‘THE PERFECT FAMILY’
Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).
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She is also the author of two bestselling Young Adult series as well as an atmospheric WWII novel with a time-travel twist.