In The Betrayal we meet Nadine and Jake Saunders who got married as teenagers. Tied to one another by a night of passion that resulted in a pregnancy.
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.
The Betrayal is written from the dual aspects of Jake and Nadine in alternating chapters, which give the reader insight into their relationship, from both sides. From the opening chapter the tension is tangible as Jake encounters Karin for the first time in years. The Betrayal is well written, compelling and at times chilling. Obsessive love is the main theme that runs through this book, and it also explores the lengths people will go to to get what they want. It is a terrific psychological suspense thriller with really dark intent. Laura Elliott the author has managed to create characters that are believable and fit well into the story. Karin especially sent chills down my spine, she is dark and twisted, and manages to weave her way into the family in the most devious ways. The actions and consequences of the things Karin do are believable and in keeping with the thriller. As the Betrayal cranks up the tension we learn more about the history between Nadine and Karin, and the reasons Karin has become hell bent on revenge. The Betrayal is a well written psychological thriller, that I really enjoyed and would definitely recommend to others. Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for my copy in exchange for a honest review
5 ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Out of 5 from me