B is for Betrayal
Saturday's foray found me in the Bs. I finished two of the books thus far, and it's been pretty hit and miss.
I started with "The Great Betrayal" by Millenia Black (ISBN 9780451219534). The jacket teased a novel about a seemingly perfect family and the secrets that are coming home to roost.
I was intrigued. The story didn't quite connect though.
It opens with a prologue detailing a woman shocked to discover a couple in bed together.
In chapter one Black introduces a young couple expecting their first child. Tragedy strikes and the partner left behind struggles to rebuild a life.
It's all very plot-driven. I kept turning the pages because I wanted to know who the couple in the prologue was ... what exactly was the great betrayal.
My desire to have those questions answered kept me going despite characters I never really got to know, conversation that was stilted, and a subplot that came out of nowhere.
This is Black's second novel, one I can very easily see turned in to a movie of the week (that I would watch).
And I have to say, I would read more of her work. It's fast-paced, mind candy, escapism.
Tomorrow: "The Gifted"
- Tricia Ambrose