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A Woman Betrayed

by Barbara Delinsky

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Story about how quickly someone's life can spiral out of control. A good reminder to women to pay attention to the lives of others around them, be attentive to their husband and have an awareness of their financial situation. ( )
  soosthemoose | Jan 1, 2016 |
Com um casamento de vinte anos, dois filhos maravilhosos e uma carreira bem-sucedida, Laura Frye tinha tudo que desejava...até o dia em que seu marido Jeff desaparece misteriosamente. Desesperada, Laura insiste em afirmar que o Jeff que ela conhecia jamais partiria por vontade própria. Mas...e o Jeff que ela não conhecia? De qualquer modo, nenhum seqüestrador ligara exigindo resgate. Ninguém, telefonara para avisar que encontrara Jeff vagando perdido, sem memória. Que encontrara pelo menos um Porsche preto abandonado, com o corpo no porta-malas. Com tão poucas alternativas à mão, Laura começa a pensar cada vez mais que Jeff realmente foi embora. Só não sabe por que ele teria feito isso. À medida que os segredos de seu marido vão sendo revelados, Laura se depara com um retrato chocante do homem com o qual se casou... e seu mundo desmorona.
  melissa.gamador | Sep 4, 2014 |
[A Woman Betrayed] by [[Barbara Delinsky]]; (2 1/2*)

Though this book held my interest I didn't find it nearly as good as other [[Delinsky]] books that I have read.

The protagonist is Laura, a woman with a catering business married to a CPA and the mother of a teenage son and daughter. As the story begins she is waiting up for her husband who at this point is twelve hours late getting home from work. This is unlike him.
The book tells the story of her, her husband, his brother, her children, her friend, her mother & her mother-in-law. Laura thought she had the perfect life. (little did she know....) My favorite character in this book was that of the
mother-in-law.
As the story moves along we find out, along with the wife, that all is not nor ever has been as it has appeared in their marriage. She runs the gamut of emotions as the story threads its way through the missing person's report, the questioning by the police, the discovery of deceptions by her husband, etc.
Laura seems to invite becoming a victim. It's no wonder I was able to read this 500 page book in one 3 hour sitting. The writing was fine, the story a bit of a muddle. ( )
1 vote rainpebble | Jul 27, 2014 |
This is a gripping story of a man who left his wife. He had planned for it for a long time, and left a good home and 2 kids. But he was being investigated for fraud and the IRS agent froze all his property, leaving the wife and kids in a bad condition even though she had her own business. The family relationships and their intertangling made it a fascinating book. ( )
  lopemopay | Feb 3, 2014 |
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  Mamajeanne | Aug 23, 2013 |
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Laura and Jeff Frye have a happy twenty-year marriage and two terrific kids. With a successful catering business as well, Laura has everything she could ask for. Then Jeff, a CPA mysteriously disappears, and Laura's picture perfect life is shattered.

Laura maintains that the Jeff she knew would never leave voluntarily. But what about the Jeff she didn't know? As her husband's many secrets come to light, Laura left with a surprising picture of the man she married.

Shaken to the core, Laura looks for ways to hold her family together and rebuild her life. What she finds is a strength she never knew she had -- and a love she thought she had lost forever. With an utterly compelling plot and writing that unerringly goes straight to the essential matters of the heart, this unforgettable story delivers everything that readers have come to love in Barbara Delinsky's novels.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061374547, Paperback)

A classic novel from an exceptional storyteller, A Woman Betrayed, first published in 1991, is a stunning tale of troubling secrets that can hide beneath the placid surface of a seemingly good marriage—and the courage that's needed to move on.

Laura Frye has been happily married to her husband, Jeff, for twenty years. She has everything she ever wanted: strong, enduring, romantic love; two wonderful kids; even her own successful catering business. But her picture-perfect world shatters into a thousand pieces when Jeff mysteriously disappears.

Laura is certain the man she married would never leave his family voluntarily. But as the days go by, she learns there was much more to her husband than she had ever suspected. As Jeff's many secrets come to light, Laura is left to wonder how well she really knew him—or if she knew him at all. In the wake of emotional disaster—with all she cherished in ruins around her—she will have to reach deep inside herself for the strength and will to hold her family together and somehow reclaim her life.

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When her husband Jeff mysteriously disappears, Laura Frye discovers surprising secrets about the man she begins to realize she never knew.

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