Reviewed by Rel Mollet
Betrayed by Jeanette (J.M.) Windle
"Intrigue, danger and a subtle and unexpected romance are seamlessly interwoven with a message of God’s love and faithfulness in the face of unimaginable human suffering."
Sisters, Vicki and Holly Andrews couldn’t be more different in personality, life choices and career. Vicki champions underprivileged children all over the world while the glamorous Holly advocates for animals and the environment.
When Vicki’s latest assignment sees the sisters reconnect in Guatemala, a tragedy reminiscent of their fractured childhood occurs, leaving Vicki alone and afraid yet determined to uncover the evil lurking in the jungle and find justice for her sister.
I devoured Jeanette Windle’s engrossing thrillers set in South America: Crossfire, Firestorm and The DMZ, so I eagerly anticipated the release of Betrayed from Tyndale House. I was not disappointed.
Jeanette again returns to South America, a world she knows so well from her childhood and later as a missionary. Guatemala comes alive as Jeanette’s skillful hand describes the pitiful “garbage people”, the immense beauty of the Sierra de las Minas Biosphere and the political minefields that plague this developing nation. The characters are diverse and well developed, complex in both personality and motivation. Intrigue, danger and a subtle and unexpected romance are seamlessly interwoven with a message of God’s love and faithfulness in the face of unimaginable human suffering.
Betrayed has confirmed I will read any book with J. M. Windle written on the spine!
Rel Mollet is a lawyer, wife and mother of three young daughters and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Reading has been her passion since childhood. She is a Book Club Co-ordinator and has her own website ~ relzreviewz ~ dedicated to reviews and author interviews with the sole aim to support authors writing from a Christian worldview. She believes Sir Francis Bacon's (1561 - 1626) creed, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body".