Betrayal (2020)

Betrayal By the prize winning author of Missing Eva a dynamic successful young mother is forced to reassess her marriage when her husband s apathy can no longer be ignored Then she discovers he s been havin
  • Title: Betrayal
  • Author: Karin Alvtegen
  • ISBN: 9781841956107
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • By the prize winning author of Missing Eva, a dynamic, successful young mother, is forced to reassess her marriage when her husband s apathy can no longer be ignored Then she discovers he s been having an affair with her young son s day care teacher and her grief and rage drive her into vengeful action Fatefully, she comes across Jonas, an isolated young man who for theBy the prize winning author of Missing Eva, a dynamic, successful young mother, is forced to reassess her marriage when her husband s apathy can no longer be ignored Then she discovers he s been having an affair with her young son s day care teacher and her grief and rage drive her into vengeful action Fatefully, she comes across Jonas, an isolated young man who for the past two years has been keeping vigil beside his obstinately comatose girlfriend Burdened with his own sinister history of betrayal and his quest for acceptance, he sees a chance to start afresh with Eva When Jonas and Eva react to redress their wrongs, the combination proves lethal
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    1. Definitely one of creepiest books I have ever read in a good way I agree with one reviewer who characterized it as Scenes From A Marriage meets Alfred Hitchcock The author basically takes one concept, that of betrayal, and builds upon that to create a story that is very unnerving A wife finds out that her husband has betrayed her A mother finds out that her son has betrayed her The repercussions of all this play out over the rest of the book I think that this book is so impactful because so much [...]

    2. Though an easy read, I didn t find it gripping or intriguing Upon finishing the novel I was left with mixed feelings as to the believability of the overall story, especially how it pertained to Eva Yes, she s not innocent in this however, I do not believe she deserved the animosity set upon her from the community An interesting twist at the end, yes but Henrik deserved to be punished and I don t believe he was Henrik not only cheated on Eva for almost a year, he continuously lied to her on so ma [...]

    3. Karin Alvtegen is a Swedish author of crime fiction She was born on 8 June 1965 in Huskvama, Sweden Alvtegen s psychological thrillers are generally set in Sweden Four of her books have been translated into English Missing, Betrayal, Shadow and Shame She has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and the CWA International Dagger and is seen as The Queen of Crime in Scandinavia, She lives in Stockholm She is grand niece of the popular children s novelist Astrid Lindgren I loved those P [...]

    4. Karin Alvtegen s American publisher compares this book to Patricia Highsmith, and it really is like a variation on Strangers on a Train, with two dark agendas intersecting to create something volatile than what they would have been apart Alvtegen is a truly talented suspense writer, taking familiar elements and contorting them here into something unpredictable and shocking Her method of only gradually unveiling the full picture of events and motivations feeds the reader s curiosity right up to [...]

    5. Had not read any books from this author before but will do so now Solid story about life, communication love and how it can all go so wrong Betrayal then leads to revulsion and revenge, this never usually ends well

    6. I recently encountered Alvtegen for the first time when a blog recommended her second novel the first in English translation , Missing I tend not to read than one book by the same author in the same month or two although I m planning to do that soon with some Eric Ambler novels , but I was so impressed by Missing that I got hold of a copy of Betrayal And, having finished Betrayal, I m about to get hold of her next novel, Shame .Suburban wife Eva discovers that for months husband Henrik has been [...]

    7. I read this over two days I probably would have read it in one sitting if I had the time I found it difficult to put down This story is very well paced You wonder about Jonas, the initial impression is that he is okay but you find out that all is not right With Eva and Henrik, I found myself near the end shouting at them to communicate, this I see was a good reaction After the ending I was left wondering what next, it didn t quite draw a line under the story but was sufficiently creepy in line w [...]

    8. Tense, taut tale of psychological suspense set in Sweden Great characterizations, a chilling atmosphere, and an exploration of betrayals from various points of view made this a real page turner.

    9. Psychological novel in which the tension builds slowly and inexorably as it deals with the thoughts and feelings of the main characters.

    10. I liked Jonas, as a character, and the way he was written Jonas was, in fact, the only character that left me with a sort of feeling An uneasy one, even But that s as far as it goes, everything else was flat, unrealistic and badly written, including both plot and characters I had no pity for Eva whatsoever, instead she came of as really annoying and well, unrealistic Having read lots and lots of scandinavian writers than listed here, as I m updating rather sloppily , especially swedish ones as [...]

    11. Karin Alvtegen is like a Swedish Ruth Rendell Coming from me that is high praise indeed.Eva, a dynamic, successful young mother, is forced to reassess her marriage when her husband s apathy can no longer be ignored Then she discovers he s been having an affair with her young son s day care teacher and her grief and rage drive her into vengeful action Fatefully, she comes across Jonas, an isolated young man who for the past two years has been keeping vigil beside his obstinately comatose girlfrie [...]

    12. In this well written psychological thriller Karin Alvtegen explores how deceit and lack of communication can lead to disastrous results.Betrayal in its many layers and by the various cast of characters is at the heart of this novel At times I felt that I was reading a comedy of errors which was unsettling because of the darkness of the characters.The ending was a surprise that disturbed me and would certainly bring up heated discussion in a criminology class I won t say so as not to spoil it Bu [...]

    13. A psychological thriller chiller from one of the best Swedish mystery writers This book is not so much a murder mystery although there is a murder as it is an exquisite step by step portrayal of the devastation felt by a woman with a young child when she learns her husband wants to leave her for another woman She seeks revenge by plotting to disgrace her husband s lover at her workplace and by having a fling with a guy who turns out to be a stalker and a psycho There are multiple betrayals in th [...]

    14. wow what a book only a scandinavian author can write something like thisath of an unhappy marriage intertwined with descent of a deranged young man deeper and deeper into madness, there can be no happy endingally a masterpiece, didn t predict this type of ending even better than the first bookt so good as Karin Fossum really hard to be better, at least in my humble opinion but a must read for any fans of psychological crime fiction.

    15. This was much better than her previous book Missing, though I have to agree with other readers I wasn t too thrilled with the ending Im not sure how I wanted it to end, but it wasn t the way it did The story was one of, you guessed it, betrayal Two stories of betrayal to be clear Jonas and Eva are betrayed and then their paths cross as does their betrayal and there the story really takes place.

    16. A brilliant mystery by a Swedish author Or a character study two obsessive pots of poison, and when they boil and meet, what happensEva s marriage is failing because of betrayal, her husband is having an affair.Jonas love, Anna, is in hospital also kind of because of betrayal Awesome characters that drive the story and set the pace Dark, but below the surface the dark is in the characters, not in excessive external action in this case.

    17. Read this book almost by accident, as I was just testing out my local library e book lending system, and it was just there In the event it gripped me from the start I loved the way it was written, which may not appeal to everyone, with situations and events described from the two main characters perspectives I found that an interesting insight into their minds and thought processes Loved it.

    18. Interesting construction Wasn t sure where it was going, but the detail the stories kept me hanging in there until the end And I m glad I did I didn t see the final twist until it was finally being revealed, and it was nowhere near what I expected A little O Henry, a little Alfred Hitchcock a real gotcha

    19. This is a great book I usually don t read a lot but I think if I can find books like this that are very suspenseful I would read a lot and be a committed reader The story is so intense and you never know what s going to happen Who knew Jonas and Eva would meet and do what they did I am very satisfied with this book and I would actually even read it again

    20. i could not put this book down and neither could my sister who read it after me once again alvtegen s style grabbed me and would not let me go and by the end i felt like i had been put through a wringer at the end, i put the book down, and walked around saying no no no a true psychological piece of work.

    21. An excellent psychological thriller that also manages to thoughtfully examine the nature of love and betrayal Some translations from Swedish to English are a bit awkward, but this one is very well done It reads like it was written in English Betrayal is my first Alvtegen novel I will now look for others she has written.

    22. Really dark and disturbing psychological thriller than police procedural Excellent read.The only reason I didn t give it five stars is that the ending felt a little rushed for me Also, I wasn t sure Eva would be as gullible or that her parents and Henrik would be as she was.

    23. nnu en mycket sp nnande, och p sitt s tt helt vederv rdig, skildring av den p utsidan normala m nniskans svarta insida Karakt rerna byggs upp v ldigt snyggt, och slutet kn t verkligen ihop alla tr d ndar Ett s kert, men rysligt, kort att l sa p stranden eller i h ngmattan i sommar.

    24. This book was a great psychological ride through the art of betrayal which was at times creepy but other times thrilling but the end was not what I expected and I was disappointed But well worth the read for the author s great writing.

    25. This is the second book I have read by this author, in part due to her relationship to the creator of Pippi Longstocking I got very involved in the book, and quite enjoyed it until the ending Then I felt betrayed I don t think I will read of Karin Alvtegen s books.

    26. Forfatteren viser en enorm evne til sette seg inn i forskjellige typer psyke, noe som gj r denne boken skremmende realistisk Selv om leseren misliker alle karakterene, kan man ikke la v re like dem Virkelig skremmende eksempel p hva som kan skje n r man ikke lenger snakker med hverandre.

    27. As a huge fan of Nordic mysteries, this author to me is one of the best, though this is the first one I ve read by her Excellent story, with many twists Not a bad ending, but it lost a little steam, which made it 4 stars, not 5 That said, worth it.

    28. Diese Geschichte wird ziemlich langatmig erz hlt Spannung war eigentlich gar nicht vorhanden Und das Ende war irgendwie bereilt und unsinnig Schade, hatte mir echt mehr versprochen

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