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Summary

Librarian Marissa Reynolds has spent years distancing herself from her crime kingpin uncle. When she awakens in an unfamiliar hotel room with blood on her hands and no memory of how she got there, the past returns with a vengeance, and her life spirals into a nightmare.

Straight-laced assistant district attorney Scott Bannister has spent his life seeking justice for the senseless shooting deaths of his parents. When he realizes Marissa is the niece of his prime suspect, he crosses a line, guaranteed to jeopardize both his life and his beloved career.

He'll do anything to destroy her uncle. She fears he's using her to achieve his goal. As the body count mounts, and their lives are threatened, they must put aside their distrust and work together to find the devious killer. 

Will they be able to forgive and find true love?

©2019 C.B. Clark (P)2019 C.B. Clark

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Secret Betrayal

I liked this book more then I thought. It starts of quite quickly and we get to know the characters as they go on their journey to find out who set them up. My only negative is that I did not like the main female character. I felt she was weak and yet her uncle was someone people did not mess with. I found her personality hard to believe especially with her background. But other then this it is a good book, with a little romance, mystery and suspense. Loved the twist and turns.

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I loved it!

I listened to the audiobook version of 'Secret Betrayal' by C.B. Clark and the narrator was the inimitable Bill Nevitt. This was a fantastic combination. I love Bill's narrations as he's just so much fun and puts so much energy into his work. The voices he used for the characters were perfect and just how I would imagine them to be. The story was very entertaining with lots of twists and turns. I loved the way that the secrets were gradually revealed as the story went on. It was the perfect blend of intrigue and romance and I was sorry when it ended. There are some far fetched moments in the book but too much realism would be dull. I read/listen to books to escape so I didn't find those a problem. I shall look out for more books by C. B. Clark.

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An interesting listen

I’ve listened to CB Clark books before so I knew what to expect. I enjoy Bill Nevitt’s narration but his female voices often come off as whiny. That aside, he does a good job. This book is a thriller with some romance thrown in. There were a few times when credulity was stretched, but other than that it was enjoyable. There were a lot of twists and turns which made me keep listening. I will definitely keep listening to this combo.

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This review is based on the audible book format: I thoroughly enjoyed this book...I love all kinds of detective and 'who dunnit?' stories and this was exactly that... twists and turns and surprises and just enough cheesy romance (the good kind) to make it an enjoyable read. I had my suspicions about some of the characters but was still surprised with a well thought out plot.. I loved the narrator and thought he did a great job with this book.

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New Author to me

Marissa has a secret, her uncle is a crime lord and she has distanced herself for years until one night shes wakes up in a cheap-looking hotel room with no idea how she got there and along comes A.D.A.Scott Bannister after looking round he feels sure he's been set up with a prostitute. When he realizes who the woman is and her connections he decides to use this to his advantage. Things go from bad to worse and then to find out that there is an arrest warrant out for both of them, can they work together? or will they distance themselves from each other? Not heard of the author before but nonetheless a great story great listen and good narrator would certainly recommend.

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Great exciting thriller

This book grabs you by the horns and does not let go. It’s a rip roaring thriller in a hunt against time for Marissa and Scott to work our who is setting them up and is her notorious crime boss Uncle involved. Along with the hunt is everything too good to be true about Scott and what secrets is he hiding. You will not be disappointed by this book and the fact it is narrated by the amazing Bill Nevitt just adds to the story however my Alexa for some reason will not play any books narrated by Bill which I still haven’t got to the bottom of lol.

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enjoyable book

Librarian Marissa Reynolds has spent years distancing herself from her crime kingpin uncle. great book enjoyed the story line

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  • 18-10-19

Engaging listen

Likeable characters, a good story arc, a bit of a love story. Add in a couple of twists and some adrenaline and you have a really enjoyable listen.

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  • Milica
  • 31-10-19

Thrilling and romantic suspense story

Marissa's uncle is a crime lord and her life is in danger after she gets framed for murder. Scott, an attorney, has spent his life searching for the people responsoble for his parents death. When he meets Marissa under suspicious circumstnces and realises who she is, with his prime suspect being her uncle, he doesnt know if he can trust her. Scott and Marissa go on a whirlwind adventure trying to prove their innocence, and find out who is responsible for the murders. The story is cleverly written to entice and entertain. The plot unravels with twists and secrets and lies to uncover the final truth. Through all of this, the main characters get romantically close and have to deal with that along with all the thrilling suspense as well! Bill narrated very well. He was a great fit for the story and had great intonation and passion during the performance. I will definitely listen to more from him! Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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  • ELSA
  • 23-06-20

enthralling

from the start this story keeps you wanting more. I suck at reviews, but darn this was a great story.Kept me up most of the night. The narrator was perfect keeping you on the edge of your seat.

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 04-01-20

Suspense and Romance

This is a fast paced suspense filled thriller involving an Assistant DA who is framed. Marisa is a strong female who loves her own life separate from her Crime lord uncle. Several twist and turns take us on a wild adventure that Bill Nevitts narration brings to life. Very enjoyable

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  • Margaret
  • 01-12-19

Who can she trust? Or is she Not to be trusted?

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author. This is an uncomplicated, easy listen. I enjoyed the mystery and how it was revealed piece by piece. The focus is attempted be be switched from character to character as the story progresses. I enjoyed the book, but something kept me from really loving the book. I think I had issues connecting with Scott. Marissa seems to be a strong woman by going against her uncle etc, but there are times she seems uncharacteristically weak. A few things happen that feel out of place. still, I’m glad I listened to this book. This is the seventh book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Bill Nevitt ) and I have enjoyed each one. His style is between reading and performing the story, yet I still get immersed in the stories he reads. His characters are typically distinct and female voices are done well. There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is the occasional swearing. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review. Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 20-11-19

I love it!

Secret Betrayal, my first read/listen from author C.B. Clark. Well-written & enjoyable, I found it very enjoyable. Bill Nevitt’s excellent narration made the 11-hour 20-minute mystery/suspense pass quickly. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I definitely need to get more by this author & narrator. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Joni J Mielke
  • 19-11-19

Good narration, I didn't enjoy the story

Although the narration of this audiobook was good - male voices considerably stronger than the female ones - I did not like the damsel in distress-like main female character. At over 11 hours running time, this is a long book, and the stereotypical roles of the weak, scared, dependent woman juxtaposed with the strong, stoic and emotionally unavailable leading man made the book seem even longer. The plot was ok, but the vocabulary and characters constantly irritated me and the sexist implications were not great.

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  • Anne Rightler
  • 16-11-19

Suspenseful romance

Secret Betrayal is a romantic suspense story by C.B. Clark. Having read a couple of books by this author, I expected an edge-of-the-seat story and was not disappointed. Fast-paced action, several wow I didn't see that coming twists to the plot and of course, a romance kept the interest high. Some things were a bit unrealistic but then that is what fiction is all about, right? I like police drama stories and this one was worth the read. Who could Marissa trust...her crimelord Uncle, Scott, the ADA? I liked how the author revealed Marissa's and Scott's pasts layer by layer, keeping interest high wondering how the situations came about and what would happen next. I listened to a complimentary copy of the audiobook and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own. Bill Nevitt did a great job narrating the story which made for an entertaining listening experience. There are adult language and situations in this book.

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  • John
  • 14-11-19

A fun, action filled, romantic thriller

Secret Betrayal is an entertaining romantic thriller involving a setup, the assistant DA and a gang war. This is a fun book with tons of action and a fair amount of violence, but it doesn’t take itself to serious. Contains a graphic sex scene and violence. Recommended for mature audiences. The narrator does a great job bringing the story to life and is good at differentiating the character’s voices. I do wish the lead female character came off a bit stronger in his reading however. I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Mindy H
  • 08-11-19

Devote the time to really Listen to this one

Let me start by saying that Bill Nevitt could narrate a water heater installation guide and I’d buy it! He does a great job keeping this book running smoothly. This is one of those audiobooks you have to pay attention to. The fine lines between mobsters and the law are somewhat blurred and make for a great story line! I listened while on a road trip and had to back track more than once! Hubs complained a bit that the female lead was a bit whiny voiced but the sheer number of characters to give voice to more than justifies that. Great book, great entertainment and overall great experience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-10-19

Thriller

Besides the enivitable love story, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Kept me captivated. Narration was good