BETRAYED by Jacqui Rose – Book Review

I won the book Betrayed by Jacqui Rose via a giveaway on the Goodreads website.
This is a very good fast paced read. When I first got the book I thought it was going to be a romcom/chick lit style novel, given the authors name, but it was a pleasant surprise because it is a London gangland novel with a strong storyline based on child sex abuse. While it is an unpleasant subject, this novel deals with it well, and it is a gripping read. Having said that, the ending is a little weak, and there are a few flaws in the novel, but none the less an enjoyable read.
My only real niggle with Betrayed by Jacqui Rose is the almost ‘nouveau riche’ use of product names like Gucci, Aston Martin etc. These I found gauche and unnecessary to the storyline.
I would be happy to read the next novel by Jacqui Rose, which is a definite thumbs up!

Rating 7/10

Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1143.50 (from 1st September 2013).