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Summary

Could you kill someone? Someone you love?

Paris, 1938. This is the story of twin sisters divided by fierce loyalties and by a terrible secret. The drums of war are beating, and France is poised, ready to fall. One sister is an aviatrix, the other is a socialite, and they both have something to prove and something to hide.

Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage...and betrayal.

©2017 Kate Furnivall (P)2017 Simon & Schuster UK

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Fantastic read

Loved this from beginning to end. The twists and turns of the plot keep you gripped. I am a big fan of Kate Furnivall but this is the best one so far.
The narrator is really good the french and german accents are brilliant.
The plot is very clever, thrilling and full of surprises. The characters are believable and the attention to detail and research that must have involved is fantastic.
I cant recommend this enough you wont be disappointed.

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great

loved it. worked out most but still a few shocks at the end. excellent listen

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Wartime Chick lit

This is a easy listening book, personally the narration grated, I have listed to other Imogen Church readings and enjoyed them however this time I found she was OTT. she tried too hard and her male voices did not enhance already weakly written characters. The betrayal focuses on twin sisters Romy and Florence and it is the interplay between these two strong characters which carry the story. There are twists and turns and of course a big betrayal along with a few small and bitter ones. There are a fair few historical inaccuracies which have been given artistic licence in order to make the plot work.

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Some holes, but a decent tale if you’re prepared to suspend disbelief

The premise is a little thin and the setting is oddly lacking in effective period detail, apart from a few fashion references and the manufacturers of vehicles and planes. This is mostly forgivable if one is after escapism, however.
What is less forgivable is the narrator’s endless, arch overemphasis. It’s intrusive and overt and gives no light or shade to the telling; everything is delivered in weighty, clodhopping tones which becomes quite wearying quite quickly.

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Pleasant listen if you can bear the far fetched plot

An interesting time & place in history seen through the lens of a convoluted & far fetched plot.

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  • Daniela Laws
  • 28-03-19

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE!

This was truly one of the BEST books I have ever listened to - I couldn't stop, couldn't wait to hear what would happen next! Imogene Church was fantastic! I can't give enough praise for this book, I highly recommend!

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  • Emily G
  • 31-01-18

Sad for this one to end.

It has been a long time since I've finished reading or listening to a book and felt deeply sad - not because the story was sad, but because it was over. Imogen Church does a masterful job, per usual, even making twins sound distinctive.

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  • Brandon McLaughlin
  • 12-07-19

Wonderful!!

I loved it. You will think you've got it figured out, trust me you dont.

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  • andrea l
  • 01-12-18

Waiting for her next audible book to come out!!!

Loved loved loved both The Betrayal and The Survivors - and am looking forward to her next audible release. These two books were the the best of two literary worlds - WW2 Historical Fiction and Mystery/Thriller. Imogen Church also does an incredible job of narrating.

Please keep 'em coming Kate Furnivall and Imogen Church!!!!

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  • Melisa U.
  • 18-09-18

Great Story

Overall great story, got a little lost now and then in the historical details but picked right back up. Great story of love between siblings. All the good and the bad.

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  • Cathey Johnson
  • 14-04-19

Disappointment

Filled with graphic sex--I quit listening to it because of this. The narrator is too dramatic. Did not like it!

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  • Connie T.
  • 28-07-19

Had to increase speed

A good book, but the narration is slow with lengthy pauses. I was about ready to abandon listening but then tried it at 1.25 speed. It made a huge difference for the good.

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  • Karen
  • 10-04-19

Loved this book

Did not want it to end and would love for there to be a continuation of the life of them all going forward after leaving France

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  • D. Doughty
  • 19-02-19

Spellbinding!

I couldn't stop listening. Loved all the twists and turns. I was sorry when I came to the end.

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  • Jens
  • 14-02-21

Very enjoyable read!

I enjoyed this book immensely. I liked the main character as she was a smart and strong woman. It was a fulfilling read and I liked the fact that it wasn’t so predictable...which I find so annoying whenever I read a type of psychological thriller.I detest when the female characters make stupid decisions, not based on their personality but because the character is female. quite the opposite in this book.