The Cost of Betrayal by Dee Henderson

The Cost of Betrayal

In Dee Henderson's novella "Betrayal," Janelle Roberts is freed--thanks to people she doesn't know--after serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she did not commit. But a murderer is still at large, and Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another betrayal.In Dani Pettrey's "Deadly Isle," Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is sh...

Details The Cost of Betrayal

TitleThe Cost of Betrayal
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreSuspense, Christian Fiction, Christian, Fiction

Reviews The Cost of Betrayal

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Wow! Each of these stories is amazing, yet so different from each other. I enjoyed them all equally and felt they complemented each other so well. The first story "Betrayal" from Dee Henderson is so fascinating, I loved seeing the process of a cold case break wide open at the hands of a couple of FBI agents who were in the right time at the right place. I thought it was interesting how it switched perspectives to show a broader view of the story....
  • Maureen Timerman
    What a journey you are about to begin, from one novella to the next, these do not disappoint, and in two of them I was reunited with old friends.Filled with mystery and suspense, we travel in our minds from a woman in jail for a crime she didn’t commit, back on an Island with people being murdered, along with a storm, and then we are back with the St. John family and trouble with some of their own.What a great pairing of authors, and each story...
  • Cara Putman
    This was an enjoyable novella collection from three of my favorite romantic suspense authors. Each author has a distinct style that is evident in this collection. And the stories are perfect for a quick read.
  • Sarah Grace
    Another wild ride from Henderson, Pettrey, and Eason! I really enjoyed this collection, although maybe not quite as much as the previous one. It's a close call. BETRAYED:To be honest, this novella wasn't quite what I was expecting from a romantic suspense collection. It was a little light on suspense with little-to-no action and was definitely light on romance. I didn't mind that, though. I always find Henderson's angst- and drama-free romances s...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    I enjoy a good novella collection especially when it features three of my favorite romantic suspense authors: Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason. All of these authors have captured my attention in their full length novels, and I enjoyed their past novella collaboration Sins of the Past. I couldn't wait to get my hands on their new collection, The Cost of Betrayal. Even though all three novels have to do with Betrayal of some sort, eac...
  • Brittany
    A great choice for romantic suspense fans, The Cost of Betrayal truly is the perfect name for this collection. All of the stories deal with people who have been betrayed in some of the worst ways.The first novella, Betrayal by Dee Henderson, moves at a much slower pace than the other two stories. I really enjoyed the build up as the main characters worked through new evidence to determine what really happened years earlier. I enjoyed the entire s...
  • Laura
    In Dee Henderson's novella "Betrayed" Janelle Roberts is freed--thanks to people she doesn't know--after serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she did not commit. But a murderer is still at large, and Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another betrayal.My thoughts: BETRAYED is a drama that played out in thought and mind, reliving events of the past when an innocent person is jaile...
  • Caitlyn Santi
    Betrayed-Dee HendersonI first met Paul and Ann in Unspoken and it was neat to see them again. I absolutely loved the hero, Greg! The island and all the activities it offered were super interesting to read about, and I loved Greg's dog, Marco! Also, all the different foods that Janelle cooked sounded delicious. The mystery in this story was very good!Overall, I enjoyed this one but it wasn't my favorite of the collection.Deadly Isle-Dani PettreyI ...
  • Madison
    What could be more exciting than a collection of novellas from three of my favourite mystery-suspense authors? The Cost of Betrayal is suspense at its very best. A perfect sample of these three masters’ writing for new readers or simply another collection to enjoy for old fans. Either way, readers are sure to love the three new novellas in this collection.Betrayed by Dee HendersonIt is so wonderful to drive back into the marvellous writing of s...
  • Kristine Morgan
    The Cost of Betrayal is a trio of novellas by three of today's masters of suspense. While short each author wrote a complete and intriguing story that kept me totally engrossed. Although the settings varied, betrayal is evident throughout. So grab a mug of your favorite hot tea and a cozy blanket. Settle back for an awesome read!I was given this book by with no expectations. All thoughts are my own.
  • Rebecca
    "I know the truth is miserable. You don't want to believe it. That's fair. But, again, you need to accept it as a possibility . . . . " Betrayed - Dee HendersonNo one wants to believe that a person whom they have loved and trusted is capable of betrayal, but that's exactly what happens in this extraordinarily well written trio of high level suspense novellas.And who wouldn't want to be back among Ann and Paul Falcon's circle of friends?
  • Julie Graves
    Betrayal by Dee HendersonAnn and Paul Falcon from other books by Dee Henderson, are featured in this novella. Ann finds evidence that helps pardon a woman that has been in prison for murder for 6 years. They enlist the help of a friend and doctor to help Jenna re-acclimate into society. Little by little they reveal pieces of her case that helped set her free, but Jenna can't believe who they suspect as the real murderer.I truly enjoyed reading th...
  • Nora St Laurent
    Three romantic suspense authors all in one book; it doesn’t get any better than that. Three novella size stories that have a natural spiritual thread and focus on people who have been betrayed. No one wants to believe that a person who they have loved and trusted is capable of doing this to them.The book starts out with author Dee Henderson and familiar characters readers met in Dee’s novel Full Disclosure. The story starts out with Ann and P...
  • Debbie
    The first 40% of the book is a crime fiction by Henderson. It had no suspense or romance, just an old crime. The first third of the story was Ann Falcon stumbling across the missing murder weapon from a closed case--the murderer is already in prison. Since the weapon is in an unexpected spot, she looks into the case. This took the form of Ann telling her husband possible scenarios based on the evidence, then skip to their next conversation where ...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Title: The Cost of BetrayalAuthors: Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, Lynette EasonPages: 334Year: 2018Publisher: Bethany HouseMy rating: 5+ out of 5 starsUnbelievable! Three truly talented authors write three novellas that are filled with suspense, thrills, faith, action and more. Each accomplished author has written many novels individually that are truly magnificent to read, so if you’re not familiar with them look up their novels and dive right ...
  • Joan
    A collection of fiction by various authors often reveals differences in writing style. That is the case here. The first novella, Betrayed, is from Dee Henderson and is a very mellow one. There is really no suspense nor is there any romance. A retired Ann and her FBI husband Paul are the main characters. (They met in Full Disclosure.) Much of the plot revolves around their calm actions and calm discussions. An interesting aspect of the narrative w...
  • Melissa
    I'm not always a huge fan of novella-length stories, but this collection is well done in general."Betrayed" by Dee Henderson is by far the weakest of the three stories and what made me average the rating as 3 stars. Henderson's overly wordy and analytical style of writing does not lend itself well to a novella. Every piece of evidence, feeling, possibility, action is examined from all sides, sometimes multiple times. This potentially would have b...
  • Jen.
    ..If you're looking for a novella collection to keep you on the edge of your seat, then look no further than The Cost of Betrayal! Featuring new stories from Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey and Lynette Eason this book is full of thrills and chills!Betrayed by Dee Henderson - Whoa! This story did not end when I thought it would. I was really surprised when I flipped my screen to the next page and saw the word Epilogue. It made me stop and think. It ma...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    I love these authors. I have been reading Dee Henderson for many years; Dani Pettrey has been a favorite since her very first book, and I love Lynette Eason's books as well. This is a great collection of inspirational romantic suspense and I highly recommend it.
  • Kim
    A life in danger is always a bad thing but when 3 couples can find their way through to a happy ending it's a great way to end a story. Dee Henderson, Dani Pettry, and Lynette Eason each write a story full of danger, intrigue and betrayal in several different forms. They show that you can find or reconnect with the love of you life through adversity and forgiveness. When your life is in danger you need help and a connection to God to get through....
  • Deena
    "Betrayed"--3 1\2 stars"Deadly Isle"--4 stars"Code of Ethics"--4 1\2 stars
  • Claudia
    The Cost of Betrayal consists of three novellas focused on betrayal. The first of which is Betrayed by Dee Henderson. Ann Falcon, a retired police investigator, unearthed a murder weapon in a box of miscellaneous dresser drawer items she had purchased at an auction. Looking into the case convinced her that an innocent woman was behind bars. Once she had convinced her husband, who ran the Chicago FBI office, of this they pursued the release of the...
  • Becca-Rae Weidel
    The Cost of Betrayal is a set of 3 stand-alone novellas with a common theme of betrayal. Dee Henderson's novella features the Falcon's, seen in Full Disclosure and a few of her other stories. I don't know if the others are featured characters in any of Dani or Lynette's other novels. If they are it's not from ones I've read yet.For Dee Henderson's novella, I have to admit I struggled through it a bit. I just felt things came a little to easily. I...
  • Kay Defreese
    The Cost of Betrayal is a collection of three novellas by some favorite writers in the romantic/suspense genre. Each novella deals with the theme of betrayal.Betrayal by Dee Henderson - We first meet Paul and Ann Falcon in Dee's previous novel "Full Disclosure. Reading the previous novel in which we meet the Falcons is not necessary to enjoy this book. It has been several years since I had read the novel and had forgotten except their names. Paul...
  • Erin
    I was intrigued by the idea of "The Cost of Betrayal" by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettry & Lynette Eason. The book is three romantic suspense novellas. I am a sucker for a romantic story and the concept of novellas hooked me. I didn't know if I could handle a full-size novel. This book was perfect.Story One was "Betrayed" by Dee Henderson. This was an incredibly woven novella about a murder. It started with a couple of investigators who stumble upon a...
  • Doreen
    Dee Henderson starts things off with Betrayed. I really like that this novella includes two characters from prior books. That really moves things along. So when Ann Falcon finds a knife in a box at an auction and decides there’s been a murder, I believe it. Ann’s ability to identify and solve cases is already established. l find it fascinating that she can tell her husband before bed, “I found a murder,” and Paul can say “Okay” and go...
  • Lea
    This compilation of novellas by three masters of the craft of Christian fiction was a book that compels you to keep reading to the end. Each novella has its own tale of betrayal, the theme of the book. I enjoyed each of them and chose a favorite character in each. I really liked Ann Falcon in Dee Henderson’s story of a woman imprisoned for decades for a crime that she did not commit. Ann discovered the truth by accident and was determined to do...
  • Ashley
    The Cost of Betrayal features three novellas from some of the best romantic suspense authors out there right now. I really enjoyed these author's first collection, Sins of the Past, and was excited to hear about this new one.Betrayed by Dee Henderson – Three StarsThis was my second time reading anything by Dee Henderson. It was good, but probably my least favorite of the collection. By no means was it bad, it was just a bit slower moving than I...
  • Suzie
    A romantic suspense novella collection from three of the top authors in the genre with the theme of betrayal? How could I resist this one?Betrayed by Dee HendersonMuch of this story is a running conversation between Ann and Paul Falcon as they hash out possibilities and theories of a murder. Two-thirds of the way through, Janelle Roberts—a woman who has spent the last six years in prison—gets a full pardon and makes her colorist appearance. I...
  • Terry Houchin
    I was so excited to get this book!Three authors I love, have stories in this book.Betrayed is the first story and is written by Dee Henderson.Anna finds a pocket knife inside a jewelry box she buys at auction. That discovery sets the whole plot into motion. I love watching all of the little clues that Anna and her husband Paul find, then research. Love how that one solved clue leads to the next thing they have to resolve. These two do not give u...