Wednesday 14 February 2018

The Betrayal by Anne Allen - Blog Tour, Book Review & Giveaway

Today is my stop on The Betrayal blog tour and I'm delighted to be sharing my review with you all

Genre:  Mystery/Drama/Romance
Publication Date:  20 October 2017
No 6 in The Guernsey Novels series – each book standalone but with links to others
Estimated Page Count:  296

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Treachery and theft lead to death – and love
1940.  Teresa Bichard and her baby are sent by her beloved
husband, Leo, to England as the Germans draw closer to
Guernsey. Days later they invade…
1942. Leo, of Jewish descent, is betrayed to the Germans
and is sent to a concentration camp, never to return.
1945. Teresa returns to find Leo did not survive and the
family’s valuable art collection, including a Renoir, is
missing. Heartbroken, she returns to England.
2011. Nigel and his twin Fiona buy a long-established antique
shop in Guernsey and during a refit, find a hidden stash of
paintings, including what appears to be a Renoir. Days later,
Fiona finds Nigel dead, an apparent suicide. Refusing to
accept the verdict, a distraught Fiona employs a detective to
help her discover the truth…
Searching for the true owner of the painting brings Fiona
close to someone who opens a chink in her broken heart.
Can she answer some crucial questions before laying her
brother's ghost to rest?
Who betrayed Leo?
Who knew about the stolen Renoir?

And are they prepared to kill – again?

The Betrayal is set in Guernsey and is a pleasing mix of
mystery and romance with a dash of the supernatural.

It was an easy read and easy to get involved in the
characters lives. The story goes back and forth
between 1940 and 2011. During WWII Guernsey was
preparing for a German invasion as the British
Government had withdrawn their defence of the island.
This was an interesting piece of history and which maybe not many
people today are aware of so I thought it was good to
highlight this.

Fiona was distraught at the murder of her twin brother
and is determined to find out the killer even if it means
possibly putting her own life in danger.

There are wonderful descriptions of the beauty of
Guernsey, the beaches and the walks, the shops and the
sea views that I could almost feel myself there.

This was a really good storyline, heartbreaking in parts
but also with a little romance, it had strong characters
who I cared about, and some that I didn't! I was quickly
turning the pages eager to know the answers.


A Triple Celebration and a Price Reduction!

For this week only, until 18th Februarythe price of books 2-6 of The Guernsey Novels is only £1.99/$2.99, with book 1, 'Dangerous Waters, remaining at 99p/99c

This is in celebration of Anne Allen's birthday, the 6th anniversary of the publication of 'Dangerous Waters' and the recent publication of book 6, 'The Betrayal'.


Anne Allen lives in Devon, by her beloved sea. She has three children, and her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby.  Her restless spirit has meant a number of moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns.
By profession, Anne was a psychotherapist, but long had the itch to write. Now a full-time writer, she has written The Guernsey Novels, six having been published and the seventh, The Inheritance, is due out in 2018.
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