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The impact of constant change and uncertainty in Lesley’s early years is reflected in the recurring themes in her books: how emotional damage inflicted on children impacts the rest of their lives. They had only been back from their honeymoon in Spain for a week when he hit her for the first time.

As I have come to expect from Lesley Pearse, she gets right to the heart of complex female characters and I thoroughly appreciated the range here. Lesley Pearse’s new book Betrayal tackles many difficult, hard hitting subjects and it’s a lot darker than I had expected it to be.

Betrayal looks at the worst kind of domestic violence and does so with a sharp eye for detail and a sympathetic way of recounting a story which is all too familiar namely that of women who are scared of the consequences of leaving a violent partner. Despite the drifting plotline and a crammed conclusion of events, this is classic Lesley Pearse through and through.

And everytime he hit her, she told herself that it would get better, he just had a bad day, it won't always be like this.She goes to the police and gets in touch with a social worker who helps her leave London to flee to a refuge in Sidmouth.

Her fiction includes 2018’s The Woman in the Wood, Dead to Me, Without a Trace, Survivor, Forgive Me and The Promise. It is actually quite hard to say too much about themes as that would add spoilers for the reader, but obviously betrayal in many forms is present, the most important one perhaps being the way we dupe and betray ourselves – but I’ll leave you to read the book to discover more. It shows how insidiously the coercive control has co-opted Eve's sense of self and her world view, she would stay for the sake of shame and social propriety than leave. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. She came to later to find herself lying in blood; she wasn’t sure which part of her was cut, as everything hurt.

Betrayal is the new release from Lesley Pearse where she introduces us to Eve who has been the victim of domestic abuse and it doesn’t stop at her because Don has raised his hand to their son now too. What I loved more than anything about this book was that it was so easy to read, even considering the difficult subject matter.

Moves back to her house while he has to stay away, but sometimes spends his drunken nights in the shed having a nap. But then the last quarter or so of the book, things really picked up and god did the book veer off in a direction that I hadn’t seen coming but really looking back on it the clues were there for the reader to see if they had looked hard enough.

Eve is seen by, and supported by women-the act of biology in being born a woman leaves you open to abuse and betrayal in a way that men cannot understand the vulnerability that we live with on a daily basis.

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