Betray Her: The new gripping psychological thriller by the bestselling author of My Husband's Lies

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 17 Sep 2019

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A slow read. I absolutely loved the premise but it wasn’t quite as impactful as I wanted. Good but not great.
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I found this book to be rather over hyped. It's an OK 2.5* read that begins with 2 girls meeting at boarding school, both from very different backgrounds and their relationship continues amongst jealousy, lies and secrets.
It just didn't grab me, I'm afraid.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the opportunity to preview.
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I found this to be a slow read. Each time a past incident was referred to, there would then be a full chapter taking us through the incident in real time, and I found myself growing impatient and wishing some of these chapters had been edited down to flashbacks or brief accounts. Although the novel did have some twists, they didn't come as major surprises because there was so much foreshadowing. My favourite thing about this novel was the love story it contained, and there was some interesting commentary on social class and prejudice. However, the whole thing was swamped by the more melodramatic aspects of the story, and the last couple of chapters left me feeling sorry I'd stuck with it until the end.
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Wow this book is full of secrets, suspense and twists at every turn. Best friends or are they? I loved the book from start to finish and would never have predicted the ending. Get reading it, you won’t be disappointed.
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A story of 2 old school girl friends with a very good twist that I was not expecting. Really had me hooked. The soft girly type and the tom boyish one, but which one really needed looking after! Really enjoyed reading this will certainly be reading more Caroline England books.
Thank you netgalley.
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I was gripped from the very first page of this dark and twisted atmospheric thriller. That will have you racing through the pages to discover what has happened.
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I found this to be engaging and mysterious. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Would recommend it if you're unsure about picking it up.
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Easy flowing psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns to keep you turning the page. I enjoyed it.
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This was a bit of a novel of two halves. On one hand I loved the premise but at times it didn’t deliver. The first half was slow rather than slow burning but the second half improved. Overall a good read.
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thank you for allowing me to read this book. it was very easy to read. i enjoyed the story line and the characters. look forward to reading more from  Caroline.
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Thanks net galley for letting me read this very good mystery story .
Two girls went to a private school, they shared rooms and there lives and all there dreams.
But in all fairy stories they never end well.
Kate was married, she had a little girl, a husband and everyone called them the golden couple.
But things were not that ideal, and until Jo came and delved into there lives she could see where it as all gong wrong, and Kate was not the perfect wife, or mother.
She betrayed everyone who got in her way, including Jo.
Great ending could not put it down and read in one day.
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This book was a bit of a disappointment and left me with wanting more. Parts kept me in suspense and then when it was explained later on, it felt like a let down and not well thought through. The ending did not surprise me at all and I had guessed what had happened before it was explained. A bit predictable.
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I loved Caroline England's previous books and was eager to read this one.

This is a domestic psychological thriller based on two friends whose relationship is nothing as it seems to be.
Although I found the pace of the first half too slow for my taste, the second one grabbed my attention and didn't let go till the shocking twist at the end. There are lots of shocking secrets and betrayals with a dark undercurrent that kept me thinking for a long time after I finished the book.  

Thanks Netgalley, the publisher and the author for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Betray Her by author Caroline England is a tale of love, secrets and betrayal! A truly gripping psychological thriller that holds interest throughout and does not disappoint! I flew through this one and the ending had me shaken! Wonderful book! 
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of Betray Her in exchange for an honest review/opinion.
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Wow, what can I say. After reading My Husbands Lies I didnt think I would read another book so conflicting and full of twists but how wrong I was.

Utterly intriguing with so many twists and turns your never quite sure what's happening! Caroline England has so cleverly left little clues throught the book that all suddenly fall into place and everything makes sense.

This book has everything youd expect from this genre, twists and turns,  secrets and lies,  illicit relationships,  rivalry & jealousy and so much more.

Completely gripping, you wont be able to put it down!
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This book was very slow and I almost gave up on it. I did finish it but sadly  would not recommend it . Sorry
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My thanks to NetGalley and publisher Little, Brown Book Group UK, for the ARC.
This is rather a slow-burner of what could have been a 'thrilling' story, with three-quarters of the book taken up with laying the groundwork for the last quarter to contain the revelations, the twist, the uncovering of lies and deceits.  So, in all, I found it all too a bit 'wordy' and would be better condensed in some places.  Nevertheless, thank goodness there is indeed a 'thrilling' and twisted ending!
The story is told from Jo's perspective, between being aged 8 and starting at boarding school, where she meets Kate; 2 years ago when her husband dies, and present day.
Jo and Kate become firm friends, with Jo having to defend and protect Kate from bullying at school.  Jo is from a very working class background whose parents have become financially secure through hard work - Kate from 'old-money'.  Jo goes to university and thence into journalism, Kate marries a good-looking young man - from the 'wrong end of town' and turns into a model housewife and mother.
Jo's husband dies suddenly and Kate is the first person she turns to, 30 yrs after meeting at school.  
Two years after her husband's death, Jo is still trying to find her place in the world but, through trying to revive old friendships, she starts to discover some very unpalatable truths.  Her world starts to crash, and confrontation is the only option.

A very good conclusion, good twists, but as said, all rather too drawn-out for my liking for most of the book.
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This is another excellent read by Caroline England. There’s plenty of twists and turns throughout and a strong ending. It’s a domestic novel set in the Peak District with a dark undercurrent that will keep you interested.
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I loved this book and found it hard to put down. I really liked the main character and cared about what happened to her; I wanted things to work out. It was a good twist at the end of the story and I would definitely read Caroline England’s next book.
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A good book, well written but did take me a while to get into the story line and gel with the characters.

Not the best book I have read but not the worst either.

Thank you to Netgalley and The Little Brown Book Group for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
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