Thursday, March 18, 2021

Review: The Betrayal by Terry Lynn Thomas


Title: The Betrayal
Author: Terry Lynn Thomas
Series: Olivia Sinclair, #1
Published: October 2020 , HQ Digital
Format: ARC E-galley, 234 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher

Attorney Olivia Sinclair is shocked when she receives an anonymous video showing her husband Richard sleeping with someone else. After years of handling other people’s divorces, she thought she could recognise a marriage in trouble.

She angrily throws Richard out of the home they share. But days later she’s arrested—for the murder of his mistress.

Olivia knows she’s innocent but, with all the evidence pointing at her and an obvious motive, she must find the real killer to clear her name.

She may be used to dealing with messy divorces, but this one will be her most difficult case yet. Olivia’s husband has already betrayed her—but would he set her up for murder?


My thoughts:  This is the first book in Terry Lynn Thomas's new series and it was good. It's also the first book I've every read by her and I will definitely be checking out what else she has written.

This book is a fast-paced, gripping psychological thriller. There are plenty of twists and turns and I loved that it kept me on my toes throughout. This one really takes off running and never really lets up. I loved how even though Olivia is in a race to prove her innocence, she never loses her cool. She is insistent on being part of the team working to figure out just what is going on and I loved how she worked together with her lawyer and the PI. 

I also loved that Olivia is a more mature protagonist - she's on the brink of retirement. There aren't too many books with female protagonists who are of such an age and I really appreciated this. And I think this really shows true in her character when she is able to come at her predicament in a more logical approach rather than an emotional one.

This book is filled with so many suspects and while I had my suspicions about who the guilty party was, this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the book as I had no idea of the why. And I needed to know not only that but also how it all plays out.

This was such an enjoyable, entertaining, quick read and I am definitely curious to see where this series goes from here. 

Books in this series:

  1. The Betrayal
  2. The Witness - due out April 2021


  1. This book sounds really good and I love that I can start the series and read the others as they are published. I may be adding this to my very long tbr list.

  2. Nice review, I interested that it has a mature age protagonist. Thanks for sharing your thoughts


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