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Summary

Robin knew Paul wasn’t perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true.

In the heady strangeness of Morocco, he is everything she wants him to be - passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here she will finally become pregnant.

But when Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry, everything changes.

As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape.

With his acclaimed ability to write page-turners that also make you think, Douglas Kennedy takes the reader on a roller-coaster journey into a heart of darkness that asks the question: what would you do if your life depended on it?

©2015 Douglas Kennedy (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks 2015

Critic reviews

"Kennedy is a complete genius when it comes to understanding the minds of stylish but troubled women." (Daily Mirror)
"Kennedy is an absolute master at love stories with heart-stopping twists." (The Times)
"Kennedy's skill is to send you racing down the slope of sheer story." (Esquire)

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disappointing

Annoying narration with awful French pronunciation. blooper also locates Casablanca on Africa's east coast. Not one his more exciting stories.

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Great story, I would recommend it.

I loved the story and the way it was read out. The unexpected events, that followed Robin and Paul trip to Morocco was gripping and intriguing, I could not stop listening till I reach the end...

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  • K. Sewell
  • Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden, Spain
  • 01-02-18

It snares you in, despite small irritations

I blew hot and cold with this story. Once the idyll (too saccharine) was exploded and the action started, it was non-stop till the end. I thought it was a good listen though, never boring, but why such exhaustive details of people's clothes, every glass of mint tea drunk, the monetary value of every interaction. At the end of it I was an expert currency converter. There were many places where I thought a bit more research was needed, and where the heroine acted totally rashly, especially as she was painted a very rational and pragmatic accountant. Narration was excellent. This was my first Kennedy novel, and I am happy to give another one a try.

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Not his best.

I'm not sure why I persevered with this book. It irritated me - the main characters and the somewhat farfetched plot which seemed to be designed as a vehicle for the author to hang his various views. Too much untranslated French too!

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Unputdownable

Where does The Heat of Betrayal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Within top 10

What other book might you compare The Heat of Betrayal to, and why?

Author's other books

Have you listened to any of Regina Reagan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not sure. She was very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Being looked after by the Beber family

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  • Maureen
  • 04-07-15

Great Story

Fascinating Morocco, and an emotional tale of adversity, betrayal and courage. Great narration - highly recommended. My first Douglas Kennedy, must read more.