The Betrayals (Paperback)Fiona Neill (author)
Best friends Rosie and Lisa's families had always been inseparable. But that summer, Lisa had an affair with Rosie's husband Nick. And now, after years of silence, she sends Rosie a letter begging for help. A letter which exposes dark secrets.
Daughter Daisy's fragile hold on reality begins to unravel. Teenage son Max blames himself for everything that happened that long hot summer. And Nick must confront his own version of events.
There are four sides to this story. Who will you believe?
'...no one writes about modern family with more truth and authenticity than Fiona Neill. She nails it every single time' - Lisa Jewell
'A vivid and insightful portrayal of a family in crisis; Neill's writing is incisive, smart and at times darkly funny. A writer at the top of her game; I will be telling everybody I know about this book' - Gillian McAllister, author of Everything but the Truth
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
A rollicking read that should not be picked up at bedtime, or you'll be done for in terms of a good night's sleep. Neill is brilliant at capturing the wrong turns people make and the consequences that follow * Stylist *
Exquisitely drawn and perfectly realised, no one writes about modern family with more truth and authenticity than Fiona Neill. She nails it every single time -- Lisa Jewell * Sunday Times bestselling author of I Found You *
A vivid and insightful portrayal of a family in crisis; Neill's writing is incisive, smart and at times darkly funny. A writer at the top of her game; I will be telling everybody I know about this book -- Gillian McAllister * Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything but the Truth *
Telling the story of four intriguing family members in the years following an affair and a break-up, the cleverly structured plot revolves around psychology: particularly how people perceive and recall the same events differently. The Betrayals is thought-provoking and stands out from the crowd * Grazia *
Neill's plotting is beyond compare . . . Weaving an utterly absorbing account of deception and desire, Neill leaves you asking the question: Which voice can you trust? -- Nicola Moriarty * author of The Fifth Letter *
I thoroughly enjoyed this brilliantly observed novel about a family in meltdown. I have never read anything by Fiona Neill before, but after reading this totally absorbing tale, that is a situation I intend to rectify -- Kathryn Hughes * Number One Kindle bestselling author of The Letter *
Praise for The Good Girl * - *
Tapping into the issues of the day . . . this is a novel made for heated book club debates * Stylist *
Sometimes touching, sometimes shocking... this cautionary coming-of-age tale is a thought-provoking one * Daily Mail *
The Good Girl is vivid and insightful, and Neill has a trained eye for the pressures and poignancies of modern family life * Guardian *
Neill writes with verve, honesty and breathtaking insight. Utterly unputdownable -- Helen Walsh * author of The Lemon Grove *
The Good Girl raises all kinds of contemporary issues with wit and sensitivity * Times *
Clever, grown-up and totally gripping -- Lisa Jewell
A topical, tense and addictive read * Good Housekeeping *
The Good Girl looks set to be the next Gone Girl, with its dark compelling exploration of family secrets . . . * Seven Books to Read, House Seven *
Neill takes a light scalpel to online disaster in this exceptional dual-narrative * Grazia *
Cracking * Prima *
Two families become embroiled in each other's lives and long buried secrets are unravelled. Contemporary issues are tackled here with both humour and realism, making for an engrossing read * My Weekly *
Neill's characters are so cleverly depicted, you feel as if you've met at least one of them before * Vogue *
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