The Betrayals – Fiona Neill

35567742Rosie and Lisa were best friends, raising their children together and sharing everything. But one summer everything changed. Lisa had an affair with Rosie’s husband, Nick, destroying Lisa and Rosie’s relationship, and tearing apart the rest of the family. Years later, Rosie receives a letter from Lisa asking for her help. As the rest of the family recall their version of what happened that summer, who should you believe?

What I liked about The Betrayals was getting the story from four sides. Rosie, Nick, Daisy and Max all remember the past differently, and it was really interesting to see what aspects some of them remember and others leave out. It was also interesting to see how what happened effected each of them.

What I didn’t like about the book was the characters. Like, any of them. Rosie was okay, but a bit bland. Daisy and Max were just really annoying and unlikeable. Nick was an absolute bastard and I can’t even cope with him. I hated every chapter written from his point of view because I just wanted to hit him. And don’t even get me started on Lisa and Ava; selfish, nasty people. Rex was actually alright but we didn’t get to hear that much about him.

The story itself was quite good, well-written and unpredictable. Unfortunately, the characters were all just so awful that I couldn’t enjoy it properly.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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