‘I was astounded at how the book ended! Not many books make me say wow at the end, but this one has me repeating it. It is an ending that you won't see coming in a million years.' Kelly's Book Corner
A perfect divorce. A new flame. And a deadly obsession.
Nadine and Jake Saunders were married as teens. Tied to one another by a night of passion that resulted in a pregnancy neither could turn away from.
Now, years later, their children have all flown the nest and the pact they made as teenagers – to give one another the freedom to pursue their own dreams – has resurfaced.
But freedom comes at a price …
While Nadine and Jake begin to untangle their lives from one another, Jake embarks on a passionate affair with a beautiful woman, Karin Moylan. What he doesn’t know is the dark history Karin shares with Nadine.
As lust spirals into dangerous obsession, Jake must break free from Karin. But he must also ask himself how well he ever really knew Nadine. What secret is she hiding? The truth, when it is revealed, could destroy them all.
If you devoured Girl on the Train, The Husband’s Secret and Gone Girl then make sure THIS is the book you pick up next.
‘The Betrayal certainly makes for a tense read that had me at times literally on the edge of my seat.’ By The Letter Book Reviews
‘The story is beautifully descriptive…one of those truly unforgettable stories which you just want to tell everyone to read for themselves.’ Jaffa Reads Too
‘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…a definite page turner that once started was very difficult to put down.’ Cal’s Blog
‘I was astounded at how the book ended! Not many books make me say wow at the end, but this one has me repeating it. It is an ending that you won't see coming in a million years.The Betrayal is utterly compelling and gripping. It will get into your head and you will become immersed in the story from the very first page.’ Kelly’s Book Corner
‘Laura Elliot builds up the tension and sense of intrigue right from the first few pages…I just couldn’t put it down once I started!’ Portobello Book Blog
Read what everyone is saying about Laura Elliot's books:
‘A gripping tale of adultery and illusion.’ Evening Herald
‘My emotions were in overdrive…absolutely gripping – one of my best reads of the year so far.’ Literary Lightbox
‘Entertaining and highly thought-provoking.’ Closer Magazine
‘A psychological thriller that will draw you in and won’t let you go until the end.’ A Novel Mama
‘Dealing with passion, adultery, deception and tragedy, and how the past has a way of creeping up on you…a really intriguing page-turner with a surprising twist.’ Evening Echo
‘Fragile Lies has a little bit of everything, love, tragedy, infidelity, lies and secrets… Excellent plot, interesting characters and plenty of intrigue.’ Dot Scribbles
‘A wonderful story incredibly well told, full of secrets, love and illusion, lies and revenge, which will keep you gripped well into the early hours…’Being Anne
‘This page-turner is gripping, all the more because it presents the dilemmas of betrayal with brutal honesty.’ Irish Independent
‘This well-crafted and compelling story traces the deceits which begin unnoticed but end in the destruction of friendships and lives.’ The Irish Times
‘A gripping, multi-stranded novel… An unusual combination of fine writing, strong plotting and a huge cast of well-formed characters.' Irish Examiner
'A page-turner…has all the ingredients of a bestseller.' RTE
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sometimes I think I must read different books than the ones I read the reviews on. The book wasn't horrible but I really didn't categorize it as a thriller. I was actually very disappointed in it. I was expecting a really big surprise ending. It was very anti-climatic. I didn't particularly care for any of the characters.
This is a lame ending for a psychological thriller...
I feel I wasted my time reading this book. It certainly is not in the same category as Gone Girl, or Girl on a Train, or any of the others. It had the potential to be, but the ending fell flat. So flat. Suggest the author pull it and re-write the ending, and send it back out to all buyers. Not a satisfying ending AT ALL.
Wow! This novel was so absorbing and suspenseful that it was difficult to break away from the story of Nadine and Jake. The thing that really kept me reading, besides having to know what happened next, was that things like this happen in real life. Not often, I'm sure, but once is too often.
So many things occurred right around the same time, as a perfect storm, if you will, that set changes in motion for Nadine and Jake. I found the characters so very complex and well thought out, which is something I really value in a book. I immediately found myself relating to both Nadine and Jake and imagining how I'd feel in their shoes......
It's hard to say much without giving away the plot, but suffice it to say that I was so taken by this book and impressed with the author's work that I immediately checked into her earlier works. Laura Elliott really knows how to write a psychological thriller and if you enjoy those types of books, I'd highly recommend this one!
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