Book Review – The Betrayals

None of them would forget that week on the wild Norfolk coast. Best friends Rosie and Lisa’s families had always been inseparable. But that summer, Lisa had an affair with Rosie’s husband Nick. And now, after years of silence, she sends Rosie a letter begging for help. A letter which exposes dark secrets. Daughter Daisy’s fragile hold on reality begins to unravel. Teenage son Max blames himself for everything that happened that long hot summer. And Nick must confront his own version of events. There are four sides to this story. Who will you believe?


The first thing that drew me to this book was the front cover, something about it grabbed me so I read the synopsis. After that I had to request it and I thank Net Galley for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

This is the first of Fiona Neill’s books that I have read and I really enjoyed it. I loved that the story was told from several POV’s and each chapter revealed a little bit more information, it kept me engaged throughout. Neill provides a fresh insight into the life of a modern day family, who has been torn apart by adultery and divorce, and although this is a work of fiction I know that for some this story will hold some truth.

I think my favourite character has got to be Max. As I got further through the book I felt he was the one overlooked by everyone but always seemed to be there to pick up the pieces. I think he was emotionally damaged more than Daisy in some ways.

This book gets 4*s from me as it provides its readers with family angst, drama, intrigue and a few twists along the way so if you haven’t read it yet then get yourself a copy. I shall definitely be checking out some of Neill’s other books for myself.

One book down only 74 more to go…..



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