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*The Consequences*by Sharon Brownlie*5-Stars

the consequences

The Consequences is a riveting sequel to Sharon Brownlie’s first book, Betrayal.

We first meet the protagonist, Helen King, a troubled woman with a horrific past in book one, Betrayal; her story concludes in book two, The Consequences.

Helen King was sexually and physically abused as a child, by her father. It took her many years to build up enough courage to expose him. However, when she did; she was shunned and put away. Helen’s repressed memories were triggered as an adult when she accidentally bumped into one of her betrayers. Memories flooded her mind and fueled her body with rage. It was after meeting this first betrayer that Helen started to plan her revenge. She tracked down each person who shunned her and killed them one by one. The only death she felt any guilt for was for Toofy, the man who loved her.

In book two: The Consequences, Helen is on trial for the murder of four people. She has little doubt that the judge will sentence her to a life in jail. But Helen has a plan. She wants to tell her side of the story. She’s not done with Di Brennan yet. When the news about Helen King reaches the police station, DI Brennan, and her colleagues are shocked, speechless.

This is a well-written and compelling sequel. It is a must read, for anyone who has already read book one in the series, Betrayal. The Consequences can be read as a stand alone, but has a much greater impact when read as a sequel. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a character-driven and emotionally charged novel.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

*Betrayal* 5-Star Thriller by Sharon Brownlie

Betrayal

Betrayal is a realistic and riveting character-driven novel.

Helen King, the protagonist, is a bitter and angry woman. She hates the hellhole existence that her so-called protectors had forced her into. She never had a normal childhood, one that was filled with magical carefree days. No, her innocence was stolen from her at the tender age of five. She was abused, rejected and abandoned, and by the time Helen reached fourteen years of age, she was a prostitute and a full-blown drug addict.

By age twenty, though, Helen had decided that she had had enough. She wasn’t going to play the victim role anymore. It was time for revenge.  Helen didn’t care how many people she manipulated, hurt or abused. She had a plan to tweak and a mission to accomplish.

The author does a fabulous job developing the characters in this book. They are all different and have their own unique traits and quirks. My favorite character was Toofy. Even though Toofy was a thief, he was endearing and had a naive innocence to him.

I found Betrayal to be suspenseful and compelling.  The book held me captive until the end.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dark, gritty and engrossing thrillers.
~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover