As always Fiona Neill’s books have a way of gripping you from the get go. She writes about the simplest things, but also the most complicated. She writes about life, family life with all its everyday complications and The Betrayals is no different.
Two families, brought together by friendship. Lisa and Rosie have been friends for years and when Lisa’s boyfriend Barney auditions for the same play as Nick, he gets introduced to Rosie and everything falls into place. Lisa and Rosie even give birth to their baby girls Ava and Daisy around the same time. It’s perfect.
But things get complicated, after a disastrous holiday in Norfolk the two families are torn apart forever.
Some may view this book as anti climatic but I think what it is, is realistic. Passion, fear, hate, fear of disaproval can all seem like huge things in our own minds. It’s easy to blame ourselves and fear it’s something we did that made everything go wrong, especially when you’re a child. That’s why this book has such an impact because it’s life inside our minds which is the truest and most scary place of all.