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Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Heat of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy

The Heat of BetrayalThe Heat of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I like this author A LOT but this book didn't seem to be up to the standard of the previous ones. It sat a Good Story but not captivating.

I have never been to Morocco but I do hear its a very passionate place, so a good place to rekindle a failing marriage and fire it up again, however, it wasn't how it turned out to be. Robin had ideas she could become a Mother too. That everything would work out in the end. Alas it wasn't meant to be....

Paul her husband goes missing.

Instead of leads being thrown out to look for him, it seems "she"is the prime target.

My thoughts

I just didn't feel this was believable, OK yes, I realize its fiction but then again, you cannot insult a reader asking them to accept unbelievable concepts. On that basis I felt it just didn't twig it for me.

Also too much background on Morocco, yes, please set the scene, but if I wanted to know more of its history I would have got a different book out.

I would like to thank Random House UK, Cornerstone via Net Galley for my read and review copy.

Robin knew Paul wasn’t perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true.

In the heady strangeness of Morocco, he is everything she wants him to be – passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here she will finally become pregnant.

But when Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry, everything changes.

As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape.

With his acclaimed ability to write page-turners that also make you think, Douglas Kennedy takes the reader on a roller-coaster journey into a heart of darkness that asks the question: what would you do if your life depended on it?

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