Book Review | Betrayal by Margaret Bingley
Author: Margaret Bingley
Publication Date: November 4th 2014
Set in the second half of the twentieth century, Lisa Green comes from a world of privilege, but only in the way of wealth, not in love. When a turn of events leaves her single, with an Autistic child to raise, without the means to support herself, Lisa gets stuck in an abusive new relationship that she is desperate to get out of. BETRAYAL catalogs one woman’s search for love without conditions, sexual or otherwise, in a world that seems bent against her.
My ThoughtsThis was a very interesting read … very different from anything I usually read. I gave this book a 3.5 stars because I felt it wasn't developed too well for me, but it was still enjoyable to read
Lisa is an adopted girl raised by a couple who apparently had her life planned out. There were a lot of people in on this, except for Lisa. She was betrayed and hurt too many times from the time she was 7 years old. The things this she goes through are just appalling, yet realistic.
Every character brings drama and plot twists with them like anyone would in your life. Right when you think a character is bad, there's another one even worse coming. Just when you think what else could go wrong, something else does.
I admire how Lisa keeps her head on straight. She manages to keep a clear mind, stay strong and she's not your typical woe is me character. Like any normal person she has meltdowns once in a while, but she doesn’t allow it to control her.
Lisa faces indescribable hardships raising her autistic daughter. She has no means of supporting herself and depends on Neal Gueras, a man who seems to be charming and rich , yet Lisa knows has a dark and violent side. To make matters worse Neal despises her daughter with a passion no person should ever have.
This was a very displeasing book, but it kept me interested in knowing more about each character. I would recommend this book to mature readers.
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