The Marriage Betrayal

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 8 Jul 2019

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I never miss an opportunity to read a book by Shalini Boland! I have read several, and they never disappoint. I tore through this one quickly on vacation, and when it finished I instantly looked at if I had more from this author on my TBR list because I was ready for more!

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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Shalini Boland has done it again  !! WOW  !!
I am absolutely amazed, she really is the perfectionist of psychological thrillers. 
Always deeply twisted and full of tension, I love the suspense and dark storylines everytime.
 I love Shalini Boland and I always look forward to her new releases with much anticipation.

Thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for the wonderful privilege of reviewing your arc.
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I love Shalini Boland and The Marriage Betrayal is my favorite book so far. Gorgeous, beyond gorgeous cover, and expert storytelling. Boland was meant to tell this story!
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A great psychological thriller - two stories alternating between present day and the past when they were teenagers.  It has a great twist and kept me reading!!  I love Shalini Boland and she certainly didn't disappoint with this one.
Thanks to Shalini Boland, Bookouture and NetGalley for the ARC of this book!
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Wow ! Loved it !

You are so into reading the normal banter between a family and a few flashbacks of their childhood that when the actual twist comes.. Bang !!! Now you are alert, trying to think back to the beginning of the story, looking for clues and hints to actually make sense of the twist. You can see there were suttle hints and clues, but they seem so generic the first time. It's when the actual twist happens and that too towards the end of the story, that everything falls into place.

The distress caused at the disappearance of Faye's family and how Lainy and Tom support her is so genuine, that you get completely sidetracked. And then, there's the epilogue. Leaving us questioning if the story is really over !

I gave one star less because I would have liked more details about what exactly happened and what went through the abuser's mind. Did he realize what had just happened? Did he realize why he was in this predicament? Faye didn't have to know, but we could've known.
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Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own

A twisted thriller that makes you stay up half the night to finish it.
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Captivating, suspenseful, entertaining novel! This beautiful thriller kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading it! Would highly recommend to those who enjoy this genre.
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Shalini Boland is one of my favorite authors, so I was very excited to be approved for this book. As are the rest of her books, this was a genuine page-turner that kept me on the edge of my seat. The ending blindsided me in the best way possible! The twists and turns kept me guessing and I never felt complacent or bored with the storyline. Fantastic book!
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Amazing book which is no surprise by Ms Boland. I thought I had it figured out and I was so glad that I wasn’t exactly right. So many wonderful twists and turns in all of her novels. It’s always a pleasure to read her books. The whole time I was thinking what’s the betrayal? It became a mantra haha.
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Faye and Jake and their son Dylan, along with Jake's sister, her husband and their two little girls are spending a week in the small seaside town where Jake and his sister grew up.

This was supposed to be a birthday surprise for Jake, but things aren't as much fun as they first thought.  Jake is quiet, a bit morose, and he hates surprises.  They all decide to leave early as no one is happy, other than the kids.

Jake and Dylan go for an early morning walk, hoping to spot some dolphins in the sea.  They never return.

As the hours pass, all Faye can think of is the possibility that they may have fallen off a cliff ... been washed out to sea and drowned ... caught in an underwater cave.  When the police spot Dylan's red baseball cap and spots of blood, everyone thinks the worst may have happened.

Faye finds herself being questioned by the police and what the police have found and now tell her spells out something that she would never have imagined.   Did her husband have a deep dark secret kept hidden all these years?  

This absorbing tale is well written with stand out characters.   The suspense is well paced starting at the very beginning and not subsiding until the very unpredictable ending and the huge twist it presents.  

Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the digital copy of this psychological fiction.  Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Twists and turns that keep you guessing! Faye’s husband and child go missing while on a holiday and her whole world falls apart! She desperately searches for them but there is a whole lot more than meets the eye.
This was a great book that had you constantly surprised. Well worth a read! #themarraigebetrayal #shaliniboland #netgalley
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This was a brilliant book.  It starts off with a family vacation that it seems not everybody really wanted to go on.  Then a husband and his son go missing.  The rest of the book revolves around the investigation to find the man and his son.  Meanwhile there is a small backstory that you should really give attention to.... with all that's revealed at the end with a shocking twist and twirl! Highly recommended.
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This story has one shocking surprise after another. If you like dark, twisted suspense as much as I do, you can't go wrong with this book! 

*I received a complimentary ARC of this book from NetGalley & Bookouture in order to read and provide a voluntary and honest review, should I choose to do so.

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Shaking Boland is now an author I will have to look for. She had me guessing all the way to the end! 
Faye rents a seaside Victorian home in her husband Jake's childhood hometown as a birthday surprise. She invited Jake's sister, Laney, and their kids to come along which they did. 
You can tell there is something off with Jake and his wife. I was disappointed in him as a husband and felt bad for Faye. Then Jake and their son goes missing after a morning hike and I felt Faye’s fear from then on. 
So many twist and turns and I did not see the ending coming. Maybe in my mind I started to think it was an inside job but nowhere near the bomb that was thrown in the end.
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The Marriage Betrayal was another great read by Shalini Boland.
I have yet to find one of her books that I haven’t enjoyed and this book was no exception, I loved it.
Great twists and turns throughout and did not expect that ending.
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I’ve read this from start to finish in pretty much 6 hours this afternoon! 

I literally haven’t put it down since I started. (Except for coffee and loo breaks) Straight away I was pulled into an intriguing plot via the prologue. Then, the book progresses with two narritives of ‘them and now’ based around a brother, sister and their respective families.As the book progressses the little seeds of doubt are planted and a not so perfect marriage. Or was it? It had everything I love! A storyline that is fast paced, family secrets and lies and the good old twist you expect from a psychological thriller ! Another fantastic novel from Shalini Boland
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A book that typically grips and draws you in like all of this authors books, at points I did wonder where it was going and how it would get there, but it did and I certainly enjoyed reading it!! Thanks
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Shalini Boland once again provides an entertaining and twisted psychological thriller.  I was drawn into the story of Faye, Jake and their marriage problems from the beginning.  Faye has planned a mini=vacation for Jake’s birthday, only to find Jake less than thrilled to return to his old hometown.  The group decides to return home early, but when Jake and Dylan go to watch the dolphins on the morning of their departure, they never return.  Faye is worried about Jake, but she is frantic about her son Dylan.  The plot is very twisted, almost secretive in the way that the author reveals the backstory to the marriage of the troubled couple.  The way she masterfully plots the revelation kept me reading and trying to guess what would happen.  The book is a very tense read, making me want to continue to read long into the night.  Fans of dark psychological thrillers will enjoy this book for sure!
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Another Shalini Boland brilliant book. Hooked from the first sentence, the characters are easy to get to know and you are straight into the action. There are so many unexpected turns and a final twist that I didn't see coming! I thoroughly recommend this book, an easy 5 stars.
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Faye Townsend has planned a surprise family holiday to small seaside town of Swanage, where Jake and his sister, Lainy, grew up but didn't anticipate her Jake’s reluctance to be back home .What should be a perfect birthday outing though turns out to be a nightmare when her husband Jake and six-year-old son Dylan go missing. While the cops and the community jump in to help search for them  secrets come tumbling out and Faye soon realizes that she might have not known her husband at all.

The Marriage Betrayal is a twisty psychological  domestic thriller.Told between alternative timelines and POV’s  this is another fast moving , gripping addictive read by Shalin Boland.

I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.
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