When I settled on an idea to write my third suspense for Bell Bridge Books, I wanted it to be different than the first two that I’d written. Oh, it would still surround my theme of SUSPENSE TOO CLOSE TO HOME, it would still have a hunky cop hero and a strong female protagonist, but I wanted to stretch as a writer. I wanted to write about something I had little experience with -- betrayal.
I’d never been betrayed. Oh, maybe in grade school when a classmate decided she liked someone else better, or maybe later in life when a relationship didn't work out and I ended up with a broken heart. But those were life lessons, right? What did it mean to suffer the ultimate human disappointment?
About the story:
When Oklahoma City resident, Irene Turner learns the incomprehensible, that the stillborn baby she delivered 28-years earlier is alive, she takes the evidence to where her daughter now lives—Denver Colorado.
Detective Nate Paxton can’t believe what Irene’s evidence shows him. Kinsey Masters, a world-class athlete, raised by a prominent Denver family, an unattainable woman he’s known and loved for years, was stolen at birth.
Irene Turner, Nate Paxton, and Kinsey Masters are united in a sordid conspiracy. But, it’s who the conspirators turn out to be that will leave the trio shaken and in disbelief. Irene’s foundation of trust will be ripped from its core, as kidnapping, murder, and a thirst for revenge lead her to learn she’s been betrayed.
A mother, told her baby's death was a lie.
A daughter, rocked by her true identity.
A detective, risking his life to protect them both.
All three of them . . . betrayed.
I love giving deserving characters their happily ever afters and the bad guys their comeuppance. To celebrate my release week, I'm giving away a digital copy or paperback of Betrayed. (paperback U.S. residents only, please) for those who answer two questions:
Betrayed takes place in Denver, Colorado. Have you ever been to Colorado, and, if so, did you take away any fond memories?
Donnell Ann Bell is the author of two e-book best sellers, The Past Came Hunting and Deadly Recall. Contact her via her web page at www.donnellannbell.com or follow her on Twitter @donnellannbell