From Millenia’s Black website (http://www.milleniablack.com/): “Castles Built on Sand are eventually washed away by the sea… How deeply can the past be buried? Don’t all secrets come back to haunt us? Leslie Cavanaugh enjoys the perfect life in West Palm Florida. She has the best husband, daughter, and career. But Leslie Cavanaugh is not who she claims to be. And when her sorrowful past is exposed, she struggles to hold her family together, and nothing can prepare her for the most intimate betrayal of them all!”
This wasn’t the first book I’ve read by Ms. Black. I read her first novel, The Great Pretender, which was a quick, exciting read. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on The Great Betrayal. As with The Great Pretender, there were plenty of twists and turns in this book. The author has a way of creating drama and heightening suspense.
Once I finished, though, I couldn’t help but feel cheated. Although I ‘figured’ out the betrayal early on in my reading, I still held out hope that I was wrong. And if I was wrong, I would have had to give Ms. Black 5-stars because that’s such a rarity. Alas, I wasn’t wrong.
The pacing along with my need to prove myself wrong propelled me to the end of the book. And I have to say, I was disappointed.
Overall, it was a good, juicy read (reminded me of a soap opera). My rating: 3.5 stars.