Friday, September 5, 2014

Review ~ THE BETRAYAL by Chris Taylor

When much decorated Australian Federal Police officer Declan Munro is accused of illegally accessing confidential police files containing child pornography, his world is turned upside down. Fronting the investigation into his alleged criminal behaviour is Senior Internal Affairs Investigator Chloe Sabattini.
A veteran investigator, Chloe is taken aback to discover that not only is Declan likeable, but his protestations of innocence are believable. Furthermore, despite her best efforts, she finds herself drawn to him.

But the evidence can’t be ignored and Chloe vows to investigate the matter with all of the resources available to her.

The more she delves, the more she’s convinced of Declan’s innocence. Someone is framing him. But who? And why? And what does a high ranking Government Minister have to do with it?

An innocent man’s life hangs in the balance. Will she discover the truth before it’s too late? And will she be able to handle the fallout when she does?


The Betrayal is the fourth book in the Munro Family Series.  It focuses on the second oldest brother, Declan Munro.  Declan is an Australian Federal Police Officer that works in the Child Protection Unit.  Unfortunately, he comes under investigation for allegedly illegally accessing child pornography from his work computer.  This will turn his world upside down and he will feel helpless. Several Munro family members will make an appearance to show their support. Of course, the Senior Internal Affairs Investigator is an attractive woman that he can’t keep his eyes off of named Chloe Sabbatini.  The attraction between them is expected.  Everything else that happens will definitely catch you off guard.

Clearly, Declan has been framed but it’s impossible to guess who is behind the set-up and why.  When I found out, I was surprised to say the least.  The reason for the set-up is the most interesting piece of the book.  Considering the other three books in the series, I went into this book with a very jaded perspective as to how things would play out.  I was shocked by the misdirection that ensued. The author did not disappoint with her in-your-face depiction of the sexuality. More importantly, the book had a very steady flow to it that never left you bored.  I was very interested in finding out what happened next.  There was so much of a mystery that I can’t really tell you much without ruining everything. There’s romance, intrigue, suspense, and sex.  I am looking forward to the next book in the series, although I will have to make sure that I don’t go into it with any preconceived notions as to what will happen.

Rating: 4.5

Release Date:  June 8, 2014
Book Length:  321 pages
Source: Author
Reviewed by: Gemini
Reading Format: Available in eBook and Paperback

Purchase your copy of The Betrayal from:

The Munro Family Series:

The Profiler (Book One) Review
The Investigator (Book Two) Review
The Predator (Book Three) Review

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