BOOK TOUR AND REVIEW - The Betrayal by Cole Baxter
by Cole Baxter
She thought she could escape the past. But now it’s found her…
Erin is determined to begin a new chapter in her life. Having freed herself from her violent and abusive ex, she’s starting over on a remote island where she can lead a peaceful, quiet life.
But then she meets Dominic. He is pushy and won’t take no for an answer. Given her history, Erin feels nervous of him – how far will he go to get what he wants? Even worse, Erin discovers her ex-husband has been released from prison. Will he come after her again?
And her terror only increases when it becomes clear there is a killer loose on the island.
Refusing to live in fear any longer, she devises a dangerous plan to unmask the killer. But in so doing she stumbles across the deadly secret at the heart of this island community, a discovery more terrifying than anything she could ever have imagined…
In The Betrayal, we find the main character, Erin determined to reinvent herself. Having escaped the abuse of her ex-husband, Mark, she divorces him. Mark is in prison for the attempted murder of Erin. Despite Mark being in prison, Erin worries he will come back to finish what he started when he gets out. Deciding she needs a fresh start, Erin relocates to Misty Cliffs, King James Island with her dog, Fenix. She dreams of opening a grooming parlor on Main Street. What could possibly go wrong? A lot, it turns out.
I love how well written the plot of this book is. There are a lot of moving pieces, yet the author does a good job of keeping the reader guessing from start to finish. The book is a slow burn, which I think is needed to truly develop the nuanced elements required to show the dark side of an intimate relationship bordering on obsession.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you, Inkubator books, Netgalley, and Zooloo's Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Cole Baxter loves writing psychological suspense thrillers. It’s all about that last reveal that he loves shocking readers with.
He grew up in New York, where crime was all around. He decided to turn that into something positive with his fiction.
His stories will have you reading through the night—they are very addictive!
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