I am so excited to share my 5 star review with you today on the last day of Blog Tour for The Betrayed By Casey Kelleher, which is out now.
Colleen Byrne is wife to one of the biggest faces on the streets of Soho, Jimmy Byrne. He promised her the life of luxury, but behind the diamonds and fur coats is a dangerous world of violence and lies. With her two children, Nancy and Daniel, Colleen is in too deep, bound to Jimmy forever.
TWENTY YEARS LATER
Nancy has grown into her father’s daughter, strong, calculated – and ruthless, while Colleen blots out the pain of her marriage any way she can. When Jimmy is found brutally murdered, Nancy is hell bent on finding the culprit. She’s going to make them pay for what they did.
Only the perpetrator is someone close to home. Someone who betrayed them all. To catch a killer, mother and daughter must find the secrets tearing their family apart…
A totally gripping and gritty thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Kimberly Chambers, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane.
Once again I have gone straight into this book not reading the blurb purely because I am a fan of Casey and the fact that she is a grit lit/gangland author so I always know what I am getting. But Casey has pulled out all the punches with this story there I was thinking Jimmy Byrne same old gangland character. But wowsers the story took twists and turns that I totally wasn’t expecting and I ended up freaking loving it!!
The story starts off very fast paced OMG opening. Where we meet Jimmy he isn’t your normal lovable rogue. He is just the bad guy…plain and simple. Who I didn’t like at all.
The author weaves a story written in three parts. in part one we learn how he meets Colleen, who becomes his wife and mother of his children. Jimmy showers her with gifts and promises her the world. And everyone knows what he is really like apart from Colleen. So there I am saying are you that stupid because she really cannot see the real Jimmy. This is where I thought it was going to be the same old. But then has the story develops I found myself feeling sorry for her. Casey is a very talented writer she has a gift of making you connect with the characters, whether they are good or bad people and taking you through a whirlwind of emotions making you happy or angry has the tension builds up. I even found myself laughing out loud in parts.
But just when I thought I had it worked out and knew what was going to happen BOOM the author throws in another shocking revelation keeping me on the edge of my sit. Yes there are plenty of OMG moments in this story and a NO WAY ending the author leaves you wanting more. This book is without a doubt a winner.
What more can I say, but this is one truly gritty read that you won’t be able to put down. Which I highly recommend giving it 5 stars.
Massive thank you to Noelle for inviting me to take part in this blog tour.
Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole.
Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time.
She has since published Rise and Fall, Heartless, Bad Blood, The Taken, The Promise and her latest release, The Betrayed is due for publication on the 21st June 2017.
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