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5.0 out of 5 starsCaptivating
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2019
Read this book in 3 days wow... that alone tells you it was captivating. But what I do believe is that Aiden's behaviour was physiological... his mother's behaviour affected him more. That's why we need to be so careful of the environment our children are raised in
2.0 out of 5 starsit was one of the worst books I have read
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2017
This book was half taken up with the F word and C, the story itself was full of people drug dealing and murdering their own family members, it was one of the worst books I have read, and I would n,t. Let anyone else read mine, it went in the trash. Celia Simpson
2.0 out of 5 starsI feel there are some really good story tellers
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2017
I only give this one 2 stars, I have read a lot of Martina's book and perhaps I am getting a bit picky. I feel there are some really good story tellers, so we like the same thing but with a bit of twist.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2017
This is truly terrible. The predictable, plodding storyline, the one dimensional characters all add up to a very poor book. If you think this is good or in any way worth five stars I suggest you get out more and try reading something worthwhile. I am a third of the way through this appalling rubbish and I am losing the will to live. I am amazed to see this is selling at £9.99. Perhaps if it hadn't been 99p I wouldn't have bought it and wouldn't have wasted my time on it. Please avoid.
Her books have been going downhill for a while, but this is by far the worse of them all. It's repetitive, has no real storyline and is really badly written, the only sense of betrayal is the reader has paid good money to read this drivel, can't believe the same author who wrote Dangerous Lady actually wrote this, I won't buy anything she writes again.
What a complete let down & disappointment!!! I have read & enjoyed each & everyone of Martina Coles books but I cannot be bothered to finish this one. It is SO repetitive with pages & pages of the same details of same characters- very little action! Sorry but it really bored me!
So, I started my review of the last Martina Cole book, ‘Get Even’ with this statement:
“Like many, many others, I have always been a huge fan of Martina Cole and I used to jump onto her new books as soon as they were released. But again, like many others, I have been left disappointed with her more recent work and I have to say that ‘Get Even’ was no exception to that.”
...And, actually, the same stands for ‘Betrayal’. There are a whole load of pages of random descriptions and character outlining but those characters never actually do anything. Cole has stereotyped her characters, repeated the plots from previous books and added about 500 words more than she needed to and most of them are unnecessary swear words.
As with Cole’s previous books, the chapters are fairly short and the style and flow of writing is easy to follow but it’s really just the same old stories and characters.
In my review of ‘Get Even’, I said that you might still enjoy it if it was your first Martina Cole book but I think even then, you would be disappointed with ‘Betrayal’. I feel that Cole’s best work was her earlier stuff and that she has really passed her best. It’s a real shame but I won’t bother with any more of her books.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 31, 2016
This is Martinas worst book ever. It lacks any kind of emotion I didn't like any of the characters it was lazy at best. It was gangland again same story different names and same old plot very disappointed