Title: The Betrayal
Author: Laura Elliott
Release Date: 14th August 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture who gave me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I found 'The Betrayal' to be a bit of a slow burn to start with, but it soon ratcheted up the tension until I was desperate to find out what was going to happen next, terrified of what was to come. A psychological thriller with many twists and turns, some easy to guess, others not so easy, but all building up to a thrilling and emotionally satisfying conclusion. A definite page turner, that once started was very difficult to put down.
Nadine and Jake's troubled marriage and 'perfect divorce' was very real and believable. I quickly came to care about what happened to them and genuinely became scared for their safety, and for the safety of their 4 children. And though Karin was a character I felt no sympathy for to begin with, by the end of the novel I could understand why she felt the way she did a little bit more and, as scary as she was, could see why her psyche had become so damaged and fragmented by the shocking events of her past.
A chilling, page turner of a read and one I highly recommend. 4 stars.