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September 7, 2020

A Question of Betrayal by Anne Perry ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I discovered Anne Perry earlier this year when I read One Fatal Flaw (read my review). I didn't love it, but I thought it was more the time period of the book than anything to do with Anne Perry's writing. So when I saw she had another new book this month and it was set during one of my favorite time periods I decided to give it a chance.
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A Question of Betrayal
September 2020; Ballantine Books;  978-0593129555
audio, ebook, print (304 pages); WWII mystery
I was super excited after reading the first couple of chapters and realized it was about spies! So not only is A Question of Betrayal set in the lead up to WWII (my favorite time period), it involves MI6. As an adult, I refound my love of reading with Tom Clancy's Cold War-era spy novels. I couldn't wait to really dive into this book. However, I only got to read the first two chapters that first night.

When I picked it the next night, it didn't hold the same excitement. I was worried but then I realized it was just the scenes with Peter Howard that I didn't like. Thankfully he doesn't have a large part in the book.

I loved Elena's time in Trieste. I liked the scenes with Lucas and Josephine more than I thought I would. I thought there might have been more to Margot's trip to a wedding in Berlin. It felt like a lot of foreshadowing was happening and I wonder if some of the things that happened there will play a bigger role in future books in this series. I suspected a character of being on the wrong side fairly early on in the story but then spent the rest of the story wondering if it was a red herring.

A Question of Betrayal is the second book in the Elena Standish series. I did not read book one and while it is not absolutely necessary to have read the first book to enjoy the second book I think it would have been better if I had read book one. The characters refer superficially to events and conversations that took place in book one. Throughout the book, I kept wondering what I was missing. I will go back and pick up Death in Focus before the next book in the series comes out.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.

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  1. I like the MI6 angle. This sounds fun. I've read a couple of her Christmas novellas but I'm not sure if I've ever read one of her full length books... hmm. I'll have to go look...

  2. This sounds fabulous. I like this time period, too. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  3. I love the cover, this book sounds fun, thanks for the review