Book corner: ‘The Betrayal’ by Kate Furnivall
COULD you kill someone? Someone you love?
Paris, 1938. Twin sisters are divided by fierce loyalties and by a terrible secret.
The drums of war are beating and France is poised, ready to fall.
One sister is an aviatrix, the other is a socialite and they both have something to prove and something to hide.
The Betrayal is an unforgettably powerful, epic story of love, loss and the long shadow of war.
About the author
Kate Furnivall had the shock of her life when she learned just over a decade ago that she was part Russian.
Not a demure all-English rose after all - it changed her life.
This prodded her Russian genes into action. Inspired by her grandmother’s dramatic St Petersburg life-story at the time of the Soviet Revolution, Kate wrote her first historical novel, The Russian Concubine, which hit the New York Times Bestseller list and was sold in 25 countries.
It hooked Kate into the thrill of setting powerful emotional stories in dramatic faroff locations.
She took to travelling with a vengeance – Russia, China, Malaya, Egypt, Bahamas, Italy, France.
All became backdrops for her sweeping tales set in the first half of the 20th century when the world was in turmoil.
Research trips were riddled with wonderful adventures and weird discoveries that enrich her books.
She delves into dark themes as well as intense love stories, and strips her characters to the bare bones in times of crisis to see what they are made of.
Her books are full of tension, twists and thrills, atmosphere and romance.
Kate was raised in Wales, went to London University and worked in advertising in London.
She now lives in blissful Devon with her husband, snuggled up close to Agatha Christie’s house for inspiration.
She has two sons and a mangy cat. Kate has written ten books, two of which have been short listed for the RNA Historical Novel of the Year Award.