Circle of Betrayal by Ruth O’Neill

Lena Farnham has it all: a job she loves, a wonderful husband, a huge house, and a baby about to arrive. She’s the happiest she’s ever been, and she can’t believe how lucky she is.

Unfortunately, Lena’s luck is about to run out.

Someone is following her, and not only that – they’re leaving frightening messages, and threatening her perfect life. Even worse? Her husband Sean doesn’t believe any of it.

When the baby finally arrives, however, Lena’s follower is the least of her worries. Everything in her life is about to change, but why? What did she do to deserve this? And what isn’t Sean telling her?

Lena embarks on a journey to uncover the lies, deceit and betrayal from the one person she loves and trusts the most… her husband.

I couldn’t resist a review request from author Ruth O’Neill when I found out we had so much in common with our both being grandmothers who work as SEN teaching assistants! She sent me a copy of her book Circle of Betrayal for review and I was very happy to be asked to read and review. It’s a psychological thriller with a shocking storyline and multiple character voices so that the reader gets sucked into the lives of all of those affected by the horrific acts committed here.

Lena is heavily pregnant but still working as a teacher at a secondary school. She loves her husband, her job and her lifestyle but just recently she has felt like she is being watched. Her husband Sean thinks she is being paranoid but he is keeping secrets of his own…

This is one of those books that keeps you guessing by telling the same events through the eyes of different characters. It’s hard to know who to trust although the identity of the stalker is quite easy to figure out and some of the coincidences are a little too obvious but this didn’t take away from my enjoyment of what was happening. There are lots of unlikeable characters here who didn’t get any of my sympathy when things started to fall apart and so I found the ending quite a satisfying one.

Circle of Betrayal is an intriguing and compelling psychological thriller and Ruth O’Neill has an engaging writing style that draws you in from the very first page. An enjoyable read.

Ruth O’Neill grew up in the ancient Roman city of Bath England, a beautiful peaceful city whose locations are often referred to in her first book ‘Sunshine & Tears’.

Ruth has always enjoyed helping others and is very committed to her job as a Teaching Assistant where she supports young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

Her second book `Befriended` is a contemporary thriller.
Her last book ‘Tell Me Why’ is a psychological thriller.
Ruth is now becoming renowned for her breath-taking thrillers.

Her new release Circle Of Betrayal is now on sale. 

Ruth enjoys hula-hooping, reading, holiday’s abroad, and spending precious time with her three grandchildren… oh and wine.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.