Plot: Kelsey Byden always believed that her mother was dead. But now, after all this time, she has discovered the truth: Naomi Chadwick is still alive—after spending years in prison for the murder of her lover.
Now, at Naomi’s Virginia horse farm, Kelsey is trying to sort out a lifetime of deception—and her feelings about her mother. The bonds of love can be fragile…as Kelsey learned from her recently ended marriage. But as the two women rebuild their relationship—and Kelsey finds herself swept into an unsettling new romance—she must decide once and for all who she can trust, and who threatens to betray her…
Nora Roberts has played with many genres – crime (in which she is a mildly proficient writer), romance (her best work), Mills and Boon (highly awkward), supernatural (she honestly sucks in it) and futuristic (I haven’t read those yet)
True Betrayals falls into her crime work and was a enjoyable read. Kelsey’s story is as usual a bit unbelievable, and her relationship with Gabe Slater is rather unbelievable. It was so obviously a story – no one would relate with any of the characters. Kelsey deviates between acting like a brat or desperado. I can’t see anyone just dating immediately after a divorce or going to live with their mother who was “Dead” her entire life.
I also really detest it when Nora Roberts reveals her villains before the end of the book. WHAT is the point of the book then? The villainous characters were also many for the amount of pages in the book and it got confusing after a while.
I enjoyed the farm lifestyle as well as the horses, the racing world and the edgy competition. The book reads quickly and ends very well. This is a good book, not exactly Roberts’ best book, but an entertaining one at least.