#BlogTour, Review: “Betray Her” by Caroline England

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About the Book

“Betray Her” by Caroline England

Best friends for life.

As such, Jo would do anything for Kate.

Even though Kate had everything she fancied for herself.

That was the pact Jo and Kate made as eight year old girls away at boarding school for the first time.

Beauty. A well-to-do-family. Nice things.

The only thing greater than Jo’s loyalty was her jealousy.

But they were kids then…

Now they’re approaching forty, and not much has changed.

They’re still best friends.

Kate still has everything Jo wants.

Except this time it’s not wealth or pretty things.

This time, Jo wants a family of her own — with Kate’s husband Tom.

After all, she knew him first.

But she would never hurt Kate just as Kate would never hurt her.

Or would she?

My Review

“Betray Her” by Caroline England is the English trifle of psychological thriller novels. The secrets, lies, and revenge go layers-deep… and only get more delicious the further you go. The story weaves back and forth between Kate and Jo’s childhood, teenage years, and adulthood. There are secrets around every turn, and revenge isn’t a dish saved until the end. Not completely.

The book seems slow moving in places, but it’s for a much needed reason. The characters are fully developed and, thus, fully deceptive. Author Caroline England relies on the strong characterizations to create tension and uncertainty, which is the recipe for any good psychological thriller. It’s also the strong characterizations which make the end so unexpected and jaw dropping.

I don’t read many books in one sitting, but I read “Betray Her” in four hours. There was always enough suspense and mystery to make it impossible to put down. The characters are aces at keeping secrets from each other, and England is an ace at keeping secrets from you, the readers. You can’t imagine what’s going to happen. Nothing (and I mean nothing) will prepare you for the final “what the heck just happened” twist at the end.

From my fingertips to your screen, believe me when I say “Betray Her” is a must read!

Thank you so much to Caroline England, her publisher, and her publicist for providing a review copy of “Betray Her” and asking me to participate in this blog tour.

About the Author

Born in Sheffield, Caroline studied Law at the University of Manchester and stayed over the border. Caroline was a divorce and professional indemnity lawyer. She turned to writing when she deserted the law to bring up her three lovely daughters. Caroline has had short stories and poems published in a variety of literary publications and anthologies.

Caroline writes domestic psychological thrillers. Her debut novel, BENEATH THE SKIN, known also as THE WIFE’S SECRET in eBook, was published by Avon HarperCollins in October 2017. Her second novel, MY HUSBAND’S LIES, followed in May 2018 and became a Kindle top ten bestseller. Her latest novel, BETRAY HER, published by Piatkus of Little, Brown Book Group, is now available as an eBook, audiobook and paperback.

Caroline has two dark, twisty short story collections available on Amazon, both in eBook and paperback, WATCHING HORSEPATS FEED THE ROSES and HANGED BY THE NECK.

Caroline also writes under the pen name Caro Land.