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#Review | THE BETRAYAL by Terry Lynn Thomas

The Betrayal by Terry Lynn Thomas
Genre: Legal Thriller, Political Thrilller
Published by HQ Digital
Publication Date: October 28th
ASIN: B08GH3J8X3
Pages: 234
Review Copy From: HQN via NetGalley
Edition: Kindle
My Rating: 4

Synopsis (via GR)

Attorney Olivia Sinclair is shocked when she receives an anonymous video showing her husband Richard sleeping with someone else. After years of handling other people’s divorces, she thought she could recognise a marriage in trouble.

She angrily throws Richard out of the home they share. But days later she’s arrested—for the murder of his mistress.

Olivia knows she’s innocent but, with all the evidence pointing at her and an obvious motive, she must find the real killer to clear her name.

She may be used to dealing with messy divorces, but this one will be her most difficult case yet. Olivia’s husband has already betrayed her—but would he set her up for murder?

My Thoughts

I had seen many posts about this book on FB groups I belong to, and seeing it was a thriller, I requested it. I did not know at the time that this was the debut novel of this genre and that the author has written other books, which I have to admit, I have not read.

From the start of the book, I was hooked. The writing was smooth, which I enjoyed. The suspense was constant and captivating. It definitely was a thrilling read.

However, and this could be that for the past year or so, thrillers are all that I have read that I figured out the who and why very early in the book. If my memory serves me correctly, in the past I read another book with a plot very similar to this one, which is another reason why I might have figured it out.

Would I recommend it, yes!!!! And I will be looking up this author’s other books because I did really enjoy her writing style.

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REVIEW DISCLAIMER

  • This blog was founded on the premise to write honest reviews, to the best of my ability, no matter who from, where from and/or how the book was obtained, and will continue to do so, even if it is through PICT or PBP.
  • I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me, in exchange for my honest review. No items that I receive are ever sold…they are kept by me, or given to family and/or friends.
  • I do not have any affiliation with Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. I am providing link(s) solely for visitors that may be interested in purchasing this Book/EBook.
  • Happy New Year!

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    Wishes for a very Normal, Healthy, and Happy 2021!!!!

    December Wrap Up

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    December Books Read


    Another bad month. Only 3 books read and one DNF. I am hoping that 2021 is better with my reading mojo.
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    My review was posted For Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane was posted on December 29th, which can be seen HERE
    My review for The Last To See Her by Courtney Evan Tatewas posted on December 19th, which can be seen HERE.

    My review for Beyond The Headlines by R.G. Belsky will be posted on May 1, 2021.

    Mailbox Monday

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    Mailbox Monday

    According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

    Click on title for synopsis via GoodReads.

    Tuesday:
    Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica~ eBook from Harlequin via NetGalley
    Wednesday:
    Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison ~ eBook from Harlequin via NetGalley
    Friday:
    Whisper Island by Carissa Ann Lynch ~ eBook from Harper Collins UK via NetGalley
    Six Weeks To Live by Catherine McKenzie~ eBook from Atria/S&S via NetGalley
    Did I say You Could Go by Melanie Gideon ~ eBook from Simon & Schuster via NetGalley

    #Review | THE LAST TO SEE HER by Courtney Evan Tate

    The Last To See Her by Courtney Evan Tate
    Genre: Domestic Thriller/Psychological Thriller
    Published by Mira/HarperCollins
    Publication Date: December 15, 2020
    ISBN-10: 077830941X
    ISBN-13: 978-0778309413
    Pages: 352
    Review Copy From: Publisher
    Edition: Print
    My Rating: 4.5

    Synopsis (via GR)

    A woman disappears into the dark city night…

    Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. But the perfect sisters’ getaway quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen defiantly throws her wedding ring off the hotel room’s balcony. Then, wanting some fresh air, she decides to take a late-evening walk alone and vanishes without a trace.

    The investigation that follows uncovers secrets–and betrayals–between sisters and spouses that will twist the truth in on itself until nothing is clear.

    What really happened to Gen and who, besides Meg, was the last to see her?

    My Thoughts

    Dr. Meghan Harris has invited her sister, Genevieve Thibault and who considers each other’s best friend, for a NY weekend away to lift Gen’s spirits because she is going through a very tumultuous divorce from her husband Thad due to his infidelity after 10 years of marriage.

    On the first night in NY, after the sisters go out to eat and end up having a few too many drinks, they return to the hotel. Meghan asks Gen why she is still wearing her very extravagant wedding band after all these months. Gen decides it’s time to take it off and walks out onto the balcony and throws it off. At this point, she tells Meg that she just needs to be alone and get some air. That’s the last time she is seen.

    This is the first book that I have read by this author but it surely won’t be the last.

    The story alternates between Gen and Meg, with the then and now.

    The writing and storyline were solid. The suspense was unremitting and substantial that it had me glued to every word.

    There were so many OMGs!! I didn’t see that coming throughout the book.

    My explanation as to why I didn’t give it a full 5 stars was for 2 reasons. Approximately a little over halfway through I did figure out who had kidnapped Gen. Even so, I kept on reading because I felt that there had to be more to this story and I had to know the whys. And it was then that many of the OMGs!!! started. The other reason, which probably wouldn’t bother another reader, but for me, I found annoying was the use of the word mercurial too many times.

    Even with that, I will be putting this “new to me” author on my “authors to read” list.

    Purchase Links: Amazon 🔗 | Barnes & Noble 🔗 | Goodreads 🔗

    REVIEW DISCLAIMER

  • This blog was founded on the premise to write honest reviews, to the best of my ability, no matter who from, where from and/or how the book was obtained, and will continue to do so, even if it is through PICT or PBP.
  • I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me, in exchange for my honest review. No items that I receive are ever sold…they are kept by me, or given to family and/or friends.
  • I do not have any affiliation with Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. I am providing link(s) solely for visitors that may be interested in purchasing this Book/EBook.
  • Mailbox Monday

    xmas mailbox

    Mailbox Monday

    According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

    Click on title for synopsis via GoodReads.

    Monday:

    Twenty by James Grippando~ HC from Harper Collins
    Balcony Of Fog by Rich Shapero ~ HC from TooFar Media

    Mailbox Monday

    Mailbox Monday

    According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

    Click on title for synopsis via GoodReads.

    Thursday:

    Mothers Don’t Lie by Jo Crow~eBook from Relay Publishing via NetGalley
    Paradox Lake by Vincent Zandri ~ eBook from Oceanview Publishing via NetGalley
    Sweet Water by Cara Reinard~ eBook from Author
    Friday:
    Lola On Fire by Rio Youers ~ eBook from Harper Collins/Scene Of The Crime via NetGalley

    Mailbox Monday

    Mailbox Monday

    According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

    Click on title for synopsis via GoodReads.

    Wednesday:

    Shoulder Season by Christina Clancy~ eBook from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley
    Friday:
    Surrender The Dead by John Burley ~ ARC from Harper Collins