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She found herself apologizing for merely offering to paint and wallpaper it herself, something she was good at. A strong piece of writing and storytelling that has the power to transport you and invite you into the drama. Published by Penguin’s Michael Joseph on 6th July 2023, Betrayal is available for purchase through the links here. This is clearly not the first time he has bestowed this casually bloody act on Eve, but the effect it has on her is to determine that it will be his last. It is a clear and stark insight into the other side of the equation when those who have -thankfully-never been in a relationship like this, ask 'Why didn't you leave?

I thought the violence of Don and George’s loathsome behaviour was perfectly balanced by Olly’s sensitivity and Tom’s down-to-Earth nature. Her honest restructuring of a life and finding her self worth is reflected in how her two children grow into themselves away from Don, and I liked how her original training as a curtain maker reflected her circumstances.There are some upsetting chapters that deal with underage sex, domestic abuse and suicide which may be triggers for some readers . A good yarn which gets you involved in the story, and you can’t put it down until you’ve finished it.

Bestselling author Lesley Pearse weaves her writing web of magnetism and lures you in with a tale of hard times, abuse and survival. I always find time to start reading as soon as a book is in my hands (something my husband realises each year when I show him her latest book)!I read it continuously and avidly, but things like getting the wrong person, changing spellings of a character’s name etc. Her left eye had already swollen so badly she couldn’t see out of it, and one of her teeth was bleeding but it didn’t feel as if it would fall out.

Setting up a new life for herself and her children isn't easy for Eve but with sheer grit and determination she takes them out of poverty and into a more settled existence except that Eve is burdened by a dreadful secret which overshadows her future happiness. In the same way that you cannot equivocate male/female domestic violence with male/male or female/male, each case needs to be recognised and supported with absolute trust. After one particularly bad beating, and knowing that he is starting to do the same to her son, Olly, Eve plucks up the courage to leave, taking Olly and his sister, Tabby, with her. The story then follows Eve and her children over the years after breaking free but it looks as if the past is always lurking around the corner waiting for the truth to come out and justice to be done. Lesley has a reputation for writing gritty, confronting stories that don’t shy away from distressing issues.I loved the big epic reads of Never Look Back and Trust Me and would love to read something like that again in the future from Lesley. Gone were the chapters where I was growing a bit bored (I hate saying that but that was the way the book was making me feel) and bam here we have an unpredicted twist that really shook things up. But it’s Lesley Pearse and I will always read anything that she publishes and the beginning and end of Betrayal made up for a lacklustre middle.

This book touched and covered so many tough subjects, that are relevant and happening in today's times! Lesley left home at 15 and headed to London where she worked her way through many jobs – from corsetry sales in Cooks of St. It’s 1999 and 28-year-old Eve is living a miserable existence with her extremely violent husband Don. Characters are forced to revaluate everything, and secrets are brought to the fore and the subject matter is hard hitting and in your face.Fear has made her obedient for far too long and she wonders what would the neighbours say if she left Don? It shows how even when trying to leave there is not only a general unwillingness to look at the ugly nature of domestic violence from a societal perspective, even the corridors of justice have little faith that it will prevail, in the way that the male police responders and judge act towards victims.

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