The Marriage Betrayal by Shalini Boland
Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Published July 8th 2019 by Bookouture
About the Book:
Daddy has been lying. Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan, the rain pours and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens. Her husband Jake and her six-year-old son Dylan go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back. As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married - is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first? And just how far will a mother go to save her only child?
Imagination is an artist’s blessing but a mother’s curse.
Shalini Boland is a gifted story teller. The first two books, I read by her, were phenomenal and The Marriage Betrayal is yet more amazing. There are many books about missing children who later resurface but no one has the originality , the twists and the perspective of this one. I could not stop reading. The story does not have a dull moment and it left me doubting until the end.
The Marriage Betrayal is an entertaining psychological thriller that features a pile of unique, well developed characters and a current theme that fits with the times. I was definitely interested in knowing what came next and I enjoyed the slow reveal of the information discovered during the investigation and its impact on the various characters.
This is going to be one of those books that lingers in my mind, with me thinking about the characters weeks later. I loved or hated some by different turns yet I emotionally connect to all of them. I was swept up in this story, desperate to know why Dylan and his father had gone and what exactly had happened to them.
Shalini Boland spins a wicked tale and I will be looking for more from her in the future, thank you for a great read.
Thank you NetGalley, Shalini Boland and Bookouture for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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