The Betrayals by Fiona Neill
Title: The Betrayals
Author: Fiona Neill
Published: Aug 2017
Publisher: Penguin UK
Price on Amazon: Paperback £3.85 Kindle: £3.99
Two Families, Secrets, Lies and Betrayals.
Rosie and Lisa are best friends and their families have been inseparable, every year the holiday together on the Norfolk coast. But this year is a year nobody is going to forget. Rosie's husband Nick and Lisa have an affair and Nick ends up walking out on his family to be with Lisa. Nick and Rosie's daughter Daisy fragile hold on reality slips further and further away and their son Max is blaming himself for everything that happened that summer. As the years go by the family learn to cope then one day out of the blue Rosie receives a letter from Lisa asking for her help, Nick and Lisa announce their engagement, Daily begins to lose her grip on reality again. What does Lisa want after all these years? After destroying two families? Can anyone notice Daily is losing control before it's too late?
I got this book as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read this book in one day and night. It was a little slow to start with but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did as I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed how the book changed from person to person, so we got to hear the story from four different angles, I found this helped to move the story along and help it flow. I found each character in the book fitted really well into the story. My favourite character was Daisy, I have slight OCD myself so I can relate to what she's feeling. I found I really didn't like Ava and was really upset for Daisy when Ava and her friends were nasty to her and thought it was karma when Daisy got her own back. I thought Rosie was an incredibly strong woman for so many reasons I don't want to give away any spoiler but when you read the book you will see what I mean.
I really enjoyed this book, however, I found the ending to be a little disappointing, I thought it finished quite abruptly and could have done with maybe another chapter to iron out some of the loose ends. Therefore I am giving this book four out of five stars. I would most certainly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good lighthearted read.
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