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Publisher's Summary

When Rosie's best friend has an affair with her husband, the consequences reverberate through the lives of two families.

Relationships are torn apart, friendships shattered and childish innocence destroyed. Her daughter Daisy's fragile hold on reality begins to unravel when a letter arrives that opens old wounds. Rosie's son, Max, blames himself for everything that happened. And her ex-husband, Nick, has his own version of events. As long-repressed memories bubble to the surface, the past has never seemed more present and the truth more uncertain.

©2017 Fiona Neill (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A vivid and insightful portrayal of a family in crisis; Neill's writing is incisive and smart. A writer at the top of her game." (Gillian McCallister, author of Everything but the Truth)

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Good family drama

I enjoyed the story told from 4 different viewpoints. I found the characters interesting and believable but I also found the narration for Rosie too slow and annoying to listen to.

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My first review

I was so irritated by the narrators who read the roles of Nick and Rosie Rankin I feel the need to warn others by writing a review. The storyline was quite good but for me the slow and tedious voice of Rosie really spoiled it and the narrator for Nick didn't really create an authentic character.

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  • STELLA WESTON
  • 09-03-2018

Brilliant

Really enjoyed this book and highly recommend. A very unusual story told from the perspectives of four characters covering past and present. It perfectly depicts the damage humans can cause to each other without realising.

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  • Mrs Wendy Davidson
  • 29-01-2018

wasn't the best book I've ever listened to!

it took a long time to get into and I didn't really enjoy it I'm afraid. certainly wouldn't share it!

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  • Irene
  • 23-10-2017

Disappointing Performance

This is a very interesting, well-researched book. The story line is interesting, well-written and the characters fascinating. Unfortunately two of the narrators were disappointing. Rosie's narrator sounded detached and distracted preventing the listener from feeling the compassion that this fascinating character deserved. Both Rosie & Nick's narrators were devoid of emotion when relating things dear to their heart. Nick's narrator would be more suitable for a self-help book. Fortunately the children's narrators were a lot better in comparison, but on the whole I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more had I read this book rather than listened to it.

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  • Linda
  • 15-10-2017

?.????

Is it over? Interesting enough story but feel it has ended before the whole story is finished? Frustrating.

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  • Marilynn
  • 05-04-2018

very poor

not great infact very poor, i didnt get past chapter five. i chose too not continue too read any more.

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  • Mary Atherton
  • 18-01-2018

Mary

Really enjoyed this book and the narration was very strong. I would recommend this book.

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  • Sophie S
  • 18-12-2017

Amazing

I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this , I could not fault it. Highly recommended.

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  • Anna Manning
  • 08-12-2017

A decent book

I thought this was a very well written and researched book. I think it is the best of the two books that Fiona Neill has on audible - the other 'The Good Girl' - has a different storyline but many similarities in the characters. The Betrayals has a well-constructed storyline, right until the last line, and I thought it was excellent. I would have written a better review had I not read the Good Girl too.

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  • Mr
  • 27-10-2017

not for me sorry

some will like it but I didn't. Binned Half way through then went back...wish I hadn't

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  • Hazel
  • 25-10-2017

Most enjoyable

An easy listen and nicely written. An insight into different perspectives of the one family and their problems.