Her Betrayal Book Review
|Published:||February 15, 2022, Bookouture|
|No. of Pages:||346|
|Cover Price:||$4.99 Kindle|
Her Betrayal is the third installment in the Drew Family series by Emma Tallon. Charlotte Drew, the second in command to her Aunt Lily as head of the Drew crime family, is still learning, even though she has grown up around the London crime underworld. When Charlotte’s boyfriend, John, walks into the interrogation room after a rival burned down their factory with cousin Ruby, Lily’s daughter, inside, she is convinced he has been working undercover to bring the Drews down. Charlotte didn’t know John was a copper, and John had no idea that Charlotte was a member of a crime family. While Charlotte had nothing to do with the fire, she is not out of the woods since another policeman, Jennings, is obsessed with bringing her down for the murder of Jasper who murdered her father previously.
Tallon develops characters that are interesting, and weaves them into scenarios that will keep readers on the edge. The storyline is good, and Tallon is very skilled in building suspense and adding twists and turns to keep readers guessing. While there is some violence as can be expected from a crime family, it isn’t over the top; there is also a bit of profanity, less than would be expected from a crime family, but there all the same.
Although there is enough explanation that this could be read as a standalone novel, it is suggested that readers pick up the previous two novels in the series to get the entire history and familiarize themselves with the characters. Most of us are honest and ethical, we won’t be able to relate to them since they are so different from us. However, they are wonderful characters and readers will find themselves wanting these ruthless gangsters to win in the end. Although most of us don’t really know what happens in the underground crime families, Tallon’s writing rings true and makes for fascinating novels.
If you’re looking for a good series, you’ll want to start with the Tyler Family series also by Tallon and then the Drew Family series. Plenty of great reading.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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