The Cost of Betrayal


Title:  The Cost of Betrayal

Authors:  Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason

Pages:  334

Year:  2018

Publisher:  Bethany House

My rating:  5+ out of 5 stars

Unbelievable!  Three truly talented authors write three novellas that are filled with suspense, thrills, faith, action and more.  Each accomplished author has written many novels individually that are truly magnificent to read, so if you’re not familiar with them look up their novels and dive right in!  The three novellas aren’t tied together, and they are unique and mesmerizing!

Dee Henderson’s story is titled, “Betrayed”, and I enjoyed the plot of a couple, one who works for the FBI while the other is a retired police officer who are at an auction.  The couple, Paul and Ann, aren’t seeking anything in particular just enjoying being together without a crisis on their plate.  Of course, that is until Ann chooses a box of miscellaneous items to hopefully set up her next painting scene.  What it does though has set them on a path of discovery of a murder and the woman who supposedly was the culprit.

Dani Pettrey offers readers “Deadly Isle” where two cousins are on an island swimming towards a buoy.  Tennyson and her cousin Julia have raced toward this mark for as long as “Teni” can remember.  When she arrives, Julia is no where to be found.  However, a storm is on the horizon and there is blood on the buoy, a lot of it but no one is around.  Now, there’s a good teaser for this gripping murder mystery along with so much more to the story that readers will get to discover.

Lynette Eason brings to the audience a tale entitled, “Code of Ethics”.  Like Dee and Dani, Lynette is a master of suspense and telling gripping tales.  A surgeon saves the life of a detective who was shot while on duty.  Ruthie goes in to check her patient only to find an intruder there trying to put something in the IV.  The patient, who is a detective, is trying to leave the hospital because he knows his life is in danger. Isaac had reported a fellow officer when he caught him stealing from the evidence room.  While it was the right thing to do, there are those who don’t agree with Isaac, and others who want to kill him.

When I started the book, I kept reading until I couldn’t keep my eyes open to finish, that is until after a refreshing nap!  All three stories are standalones and very well written.  They entertain but they also bring a sense of adventure and will keep you captivated until the very end!  Read, enjoy and tell others you know about this fantastic collection of three novellas!