Vicki is in Guatemala for a short time to look at Casa de Esperanza. While there the leader, Evelyn helps Vicki learn about her early years, years that were lived in Guatemala. Vicki's sister Holly is also working in Guatemala but after a brief misunderstanding between the sisters Vicki is trying to reach her sister. Life takes an unexpected twist and Vicki is left trying to decide who exactly to trust. Does she trust the government officials, some of whom go out of their way to help her or does she trust people at the Wildlife Rescue Center even though it looks like they are the cause behind the trouble.
This was an excellent novel that was hard to put down.
This was a very good book. I think that Mrs. Windle has done a phenomenal amount of research, and her writing is believable, if shocking. I appreciate the fact that in spite of the violence of the subject, her treatment of the violence was not overdone as is found in much so-called Christian fiction. She is able to bring the message of the gospel into her story in a realistic way. Thank you for making her books available.
Jeanette has done it again. Another great book that will keep you turning the pages late into the night, or when you should be washing dishes! Her research is amazing, the insights into the country of Guatamala eye opening. She does a great job developing the characters, making them real, and weaving faith right in with the story. Hope she has another one coming out soon!
Vicki works for the Children at Risk Foundation; she is in Guatemala to see if a faith based organization is legitimate and their programs worthwhile. If they are she will approve a grant for them since they care of many of the capital city orphans with no place to go. Her sister Holly clashes with her as she is about to leave to go to the airport. Holy works at the Wildlife Rescue Center and she demands Vicki investigate why animals at the refuge are disappearing. She also has another problem she needs her sister's advice on but Vicki has to go to a meeting and tells her she'll talk to Holly that night.------Holly never gets in touch with her sister and the next time she sees her sibling she is in the capital city's garbage dump and she is dying. When the investigation into her death is closed after a few unfruitful days, Vicki is livid and is determined to find out who killed her sister and why. Her inquiries lead her to a cartel consisting of men who were military fifty years ago and used by the CIA; they are now in positions of power that are unchecked and enable them to perform illegal activities without getting caught. Vicki needs proof that these men are corrupt but she gets in the middle of a CIA operation where she can end up like her sister.-----------BETRAYED is an exhilarating thriller that shows how people in power who are corrupt can make an entire nation fear and obey them in order to avoid death and torture. Vicki is stubborn and she won't let anyone prevent her from finding out the truth. In a sense of irony the events of today are related to a massacre of a Mayan village two decades ago, in which Vicki was a witness to that event. J.M. Windle is a great thriller writer whose belief in God's plan shines throughout the storyline.--------------Harriet Klausner