Suzetta Perkins, award winning author of Behind the Veil, A Love So Deep, Ex-Terminator: Life After Marriage, Déjà Vu, Nothing Stays the Same, returns to the literary landscape with BETRAYED (Strebor/Atria Books; September; $12), a novel wrought with elements of intrigue, mystery, and suspense.
Readers are introduced to Setrina “Mimi” Bailey. Mimi is carrying a nineteen-year-old secret that she’d like to remain hidden forever. However, a move to Durham, North Carolina, threatens to expose her secret and forever disrupt the lives of those she’s protected from the truth all those years.
Mimi was raped by Victor Christianson, her best friend Brenda’s fiance, while they were in college. Later, she gives birth to Afrika, now eighteen years old and college bound. An expected call finds Brenda at Mimi’s doorstep, however Brenda isn’t ready for what Mimi lays on her: Victor raped Mimi and Afrika is Victor’s child.
Later, Afrika is shot and Mimi is distraught; what Mimi needs at this moment is her husband, Raphael, who arrives from overseas the next day where he serves in the military. Raphael is obsessed with finding who shot Afrika, and in his quest to do so, he learns much more—his wife’s secret, which means he’s not Afrika’s father.
Upon learning that Victor Christianson is Afrika’s father and possibly the person who shot her, Raphael seeks Victor who carjacks him at gunpoint. Raphael makes a daring escape, however, hours later Victor is found dead. Who killed Victor Christianson?
In a complex tale of mystery and suspense, BETRAYED explores the fine line between passion and power…and what we’ll do to protect the ones we love.
About the author:
A native of Oakland, California, Suzetta Perkins’ writing history dates back to her high school senior year when she shared the title of co-editor of her high-school yearbook. Since then, she’s traveled the globe making stories of her own, which have been the subject of some of her unpublished short stories. Suzetta is the author of five published novels, Behind the Veil, A Love So Deep, Ex-Terminator: Life After Marriage, Déjà Vu, Nothing Stays the Same, and a contributing author of My Soul to His Spirit, an anthology that received the 2006 Fresh Voices Award. She is the mother of two grown children and the grandmother of two delightful granddaughters.
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