The Betrayal

The Betrayal

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by Kathryn Shay
     
 
With THE BETRAYAL, Kathryn Shay adds a brand new full length novel of romantic suspense to her impressive list of forty-six books, with five million copies in print. Follow this tale of twists and turns as two people find their lives totally entangled, no matter how hard they struggle against their connection.

Darcy Weston flees to her grandparents' abandoned

Overview

With THE BETRAYAL, Kathryn Shay adds a brand new full length novel of romantic suspense to her impressive list of forty-six books, with five million copies in print. Follow this tale of twists and turns as two people find their lives totally entangled, no matter how hard they struggle against their connection.

Darcy Weston flees to her grandparents' abandoned farm after her stepfather rapes her. There, she meets Jordan Mackenzie, a local boy, and the friendship of a lifetime begins. Jordan helps sustain Darcy with food and water, and his company, for months, but eventually her whereabouts are discovered. In subsequent years, the two young people try to stay in touch from their disparate worlds, but eventually they drift apart.

Flash forward twelve years. Jordan is an accomplished teacher and Darcy, an internationally famous, reclusive artist. They meet again when Jordan publishes a book that reveals secrets about Darcy's past. But they find themselves thrown together first over the scandal his book creates, then over a murder. Once again, they turn to each other for help and comfort as they deal with police investigations, a variety of suspects from each other's worlds, and a passion between them which won't be denied.

Reader Reviews:

"This is definitely a page turner (I stayed up way too late because I just couldn't put it down!!) and there's enough romance to keep your heart fluttering."

"It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a book as much as "The Betrayal." I've always been a huge Kathryn Shay fan mainly because her books are unique, meaningful and never trite. This one is no exception. If you enjoy good writing, love stories and suspense like I do, fire up your Kindle and start this book. You won't be disappointed."

"Just when things seem to settle down in this story, there is another turn. I couldn't predict the ending of this book even from 25 pages before the end. It was well crafted and kept the reader turning the pages."

"Kathryn Shay is no typical romance writer, but she sure does know how to paint a hot love scene with words. This book was a steal for the price. Shay deserves much, much more!!"

Editorial Reviews

~ - Catherine Anderson
"Kathryn Shay is a master of her craft...she will hold you on the edge of your seat with an ending you'll remember long after you turn the last page."
~ - Lisa Gardner
"Kathryn Shay never disappoints."
~ - Romance Reader
"Kathryn Shay writes some of the cleanest prose around, and it's my belief she'd make the Yellow Pages sound interesting if the phone company put her on staff. And Ms. Shay knows her way around a steamy love scene."
~ - Book List
"Kathryn Shay packs an emotional wallop."
~ - The Romance Reader
"Kathryn Shay writes some of the cleanest prose around, and it's my belief she'd make the Yellow Pages sound interesting if the phone company put her on staff. And Ms. Shay knows her way around a steamy love scene."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012308702
Publisher:
Kathryn Shay
Publication date:
03/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
164,733
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has published 48 romance novels with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises, 1 mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books and several self-published works. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, with thousands sold online. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and children.

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Betrayal 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
frosty1 More than 1 year ago
The title of this book was accurate beyond words. There was a list of betrayal from the first chapter till almost the end. Everyone having a hand in some sort of betrayal. A roller-coaster of love, hate, betrayal and murder all wrapped up in one book. I liked the story a great deal, I really enjoyed watching young Jordan and Darcy get acquainted. As the story progressed, you could almost feel the rage from the characters jumping off the page. I loved how Darcy's art portrayed her mood and how her and Jordan could work together in their own versions of a trance. I was pretty sure I knew who the ultimate betrayer was pretty early on, and I was right and disgusted by the finality of their "love". While I really did love the story with the main characters, I was put off by a ton of typos. It got to be really bad after a while. I also thought some of the story seemed a bit...choppy and didn't flow. There were some things left unanswered at the end of the book which also made the book lacking for me. All in all a good story, but not one of my favorites.
kealea More than 1 year ago
Good story, suspenseful - not an easy one to solve. Characters are well developed and endearing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story of young love and loss, adult betrayal, rekindled love. Mystery and suspense liven the story. Characters well developed, both the main and the lesser characters. A very enjoyable read. Could have benefited from better proofreading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Some predictability, but enough twists and mini-plots to keep you guessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Betrayal is my favorite read this summer. It kept me guessing until the end.
dawnz319 More than 1 year ago
Kept me in suspense the whole time it was incredible. I have even purchased more since this because the author is fabulous!! Must read, am on book 2 already!!
Kristy Clark More than 1 year ago
this book was great! lots of twist and turns! couldnt put it down!
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Slow at first but a good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! Twists and turns galore. I love how straight forward Shay's writing is. The books are gritty and more true to life. Keep them coming. Ky41
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome. With all the detail, I was able to follow it as if it were a TV mini-series playing out in my head. It hit on all the emotions. It is a dramatic love story with a few twists, suspense, revenge, and even attempted murder. An overall great book that I believe should be a TV Mini-series. The book is a little longer than most, but it is like you are getting more than one book in one. You will love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's long, romantic, frustrating, sometimes complicated and a very good mystery love story. When you start it make sure you have lotsa time, because you won't want to put it down. 18+ JS.
Brayley-Shay More than 1 year ago
Adorable crushes, heartbreaking falling-outs, devious reconciliation, and devastating BETRAYAL. A full roller coaster ride of love and determination that crashes through a wall of hesitance and fear. Kathryn Shay is a great author, and The Betrayal is a must-read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters and storyline.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a different direction than her other books. Read in one day, I don't do that often.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this on a recent vacation. Couldn't wait to get back to the book after sightseeing each day. Lots of twists and turns and interesting characters. Loved it right up to the end.
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Couldn't put it down.
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I enjoyed this book, it kept me interested all the way to the end.
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This book was awesome.I had a really hard time putting it down
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