So I have been reviewing books for Penguin Books, now Penguin Randomhouse Struik for sometime and I still do.
Last year however I joined a fabulous book club with the most dynamic women, I treasure these ladies and their hand of friendship as well as the awesome and diverse selection of books we get to read.

There seems to be nothing more therapeutic than sharing a meal and a glass of wine with friends, followed by a recount of personal book reviews. No two people ever see a book in the same light and it is therefore always interesting to hear how reading styles and personal preferences differ.

So today I wish to share one of these fabulous reads, a book called The Heat Of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy ...
From the Author:

Robin knew Paul wasn’t perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true.

In the heady strangeness of Morocco, he is everything she wants him to be – passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here she will finally become pregnant.

But when Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry, everything changes.

As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape.

With his acclaimed ability to write page-turners that also make you think, Douglas Kennedy takes the reader on a roller-coaster journey into a heart of darkness that asks the question: what would you do if your life depended on it?

My overview:
This was a gripping story from the moment I first opened it's pages, a seemingly normal couple turn into a very strange and rather circumspect pair of almost strangers.

From secrets and lies to, deception, death and a vast desert expanse, life certainly does take on a whole new perspective for Robin who normally relies on the mundane which all equates to math and a calculated outcome.

Nothing on Robin and Paul's planned vacation goes according to plan but Douglas Kennedy sure does know how to keep one on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

All I can say without giving away the story is, you will need tissues , you will be horrified at times, you will sit in disbelief at times and in the end you will close the pages with a smile ... enjoy!