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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  3,370 ratings  ·  371 reviews
In Danielle Steel’s thrilling new novel, a successful woman’s seemingly perfect world is shattered when she faces embezzlement by the last person she would ever suspect.


At thirty-nine, Tallie Jones is a Hollywood legend. Her work as a film director is her passion and the center of her life; one after another, her award-winning productions achieve the rare comb
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Delacorte Press (first published March 1st 2012)
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This is probably the lowest rating I've ever given to a Danielle Steel book, and I've read every book that she's ever written - I've been reading her books for over 30 years.

The story was engaging, the lead character was likable, but the entire premise was unrealistic. That anybody smart enough to be this successful would be so gullible and BLIND to what was going on was far-fetched. This isn't my main gripe with the book, though. My main gripe is that this 320-page story could have been told i
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Okay, it's been some decades since I last read a Danielle Steel book. I can't believe her older books are this bad or I never would have read another one. This book reads more like a description of a novel someone planned to write than an actual novel. A particular statement will be repeated three times in slightly different ways, only to be reiterated again in another couple of paragraphs. Characters come across flat and emotionless.

This woman sells a lot of books. I'm thinking if this is wher
I have been reading Danielle Steel's books for years, although I haven't enjoyed them as much as I once did during the last few years. She seemed to have lost the fine art of writing an exciting book. Many of the plots were basically the same. Many of the characters were basically the same. In fact, I had decided she was just writing the novels using the same basic plot and characters. Then, this book comes along, and I realized she hadn't lost it. This is one her best, if not her best. Tallie J ...more
Teri Wilson
The pacing was excruciatingly slow. :( Bummer, because I really like some of her other books - HRH, Message from Nam, Palomino and The Ring are all great. But skip this one. The romance literally starts 50 pages from the end and moves with the speed of a glacier after that. All in all, a disappointment.
Typical Danelle Steel. A quick read but always a nice story and a change from the mysteries that I tend to read.
I've been a fan of DS for a long time, and there's been very few books of hers that I haven't liked, and this book will definitely go on the "like list"

At thirty-nine, Tallie Jones is a Hollywood legend. Her work as a film director is her passion and the center of her life; one after another, her award-winning productions achieve the rare combination of critical and commercial success. With no interest in the perks of her profession or the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, Tallie maintains close
The first time I read a Steel, after a string of Dan Brown’s and Jeffery Archer’s, it was on my aunt’s recommendation. I was on vacation and Danielle Steel fit my mood to a T. I do admit, I was on the last hundred pages, and I still was wondering when the plot would set in!! Only when I was through with the last chapter, did I realize that the story was not progressing any further. It was a bit of an anti climax actually! But, that’s the best part of a Steel novel. All you have to do is flow wit ...more
This may be the highest rating I've given a Steel book, but I confess I really enjoyed this one. I started reading her books when she first started writing them- and wow was that a long time ago. They lost my interest [same old thing- or perhaps her writing went downhill] years ago but because I am a compulsive addict I kept plowing through them. Sometimes it would be years before picking one up and a trip to the used bookstore would catch me up.

Why did I enjoy this one??? Good question - but I
R.T. Wolfe
For whatever reason I felt I wouldn't be a true romance writer if I hadn't read a book from the time-honored and respected Danielle Steel. I may have picked a bad choice, as I have to be honest and say that I was disappointed. She described the main character, Tallie, as disheveled and sloppy quite literally dozens of times. Her lover and best friend were given their descriptions over and over, also. Possibly, if a reader has a difficult time focusing, this might be the book for them. However, I ...more
Pooja Jeevagan
When you are a best seller author and have a series of novel that are penned by you, its expected that you would give something different, change your style, bring out more elements...but then again, why risk it...when the same repeated formula keeps you in the bestsellers list, lets stick to it...and that's what DS does...

Her books are good for quick read, and to be picked only if you aren't looking for some real good grammar (why does every third sentence in the book need to be start with an '
CJ Hines
This is the second Danielle Steel book I've read in a few weeks. She ties things up all nice and tidy at the end-no surprises, no twists, just what you expect will happen. While there were still more than 100 pages left, she had already told us who the antagonist was-I kept expecting something to change the outcome, but it didn't. Predictable.
Sue Lipton
I needed a break. This did the trick. Total crap! Thank you, Danielle Steel.
Libby Chester
Steel's breezy style of narrative is fluid, and I clipped along at a fantastic pace while reading this book. However the plot seems formulaic, and the way Steel describes the action of the book is mostly a turn off. Steel seems to talk about the action that is occurring without really entering into descriptions that involve the reader's senses. While reading, I kept comparing her style with that of mostly unknown authors or authors of freebie books I've gotten from, and it's diffi ...more
Julie Barrett
Betrayal by Danielle Steele
Tally Jones is a director, highly successful.
Her assistant Bridget is a saint and does all kinds of jobs for her.
Tally keeps up with her father and her daughters lives.
Hunt is her current living partner.
Victor is in his 60s, his girlfriend after 2 marriages was Brianna who's in her 20's. Brianna wants 5 million or she's leaving him.
She loves to spend his money. He was to promote her career but she's got no talent.
Investor audits and missing $25,000 a month is not accou
Yuska Vonita

Saya sudah tahu nama Danielle Steel sejak lama, tapi baru kali ini punya kesempatan untuk membaca karya beliau. Betrayal merupakan novel DS ke-86. Bisa dibayangkan jika ada yang mengoleksi novel-novel karya DS, rak bukunya pasti penuh oleh karya DS.

Terus terang saya mengambil buku ini karena terpikat dengan cover-nya yang cantik. Sederhana tapi memikat. Mengingatkan saya dengan cover buku karya David Levithan yang ini:


Betrayal berkisah tentang Tallie Jones, sutradara ternama di Hollywood yang t
Oh to be a character in a Danielle Steel novel. Only in a Danielle Steel novel is a loss of millions of dollars like pocket change! But that's what we read Danielle Steel novels for just the pure escapism from our boring humdrum lives. This was actually pretty predictable, but still a good read if you're a loyal reader of Danielle Steel
Katie Kimbro

I was disappointed in this book. While it was an easy read & entertaining, I had it figured out with in the first couple chapters as far as what was going I happen, how it was going to happen & who was going to do it. If you want a light read its fine but nothing more than that was in this book.
Good plot, but it was boring rereading the same paragraphs of information and thoughts over and over. I am
being geneous giving it 2 stars.
Betrayal was a very good character study. There are time you really do not know who your true friends are and that was what this book was about.
Not her best. I thought it was slow at times and found myself struggling to finish the book. The book seemed very predictable.
Very predictable and slow. No sex or passion. My copy has her name as Danielle Steel (not Steele). I wonder if she changed it.
Roxi Lee
This is one of the worst DS books I have read. I don't recommend it at all even if it is a free download from the library!

Typical Danielle Steel read, probably more 3.5 stars. Enjoyable. Felt like the end was a bit rushed though .
Typical Danielle Steele story; easy to tell where the story is headed after the first chapter. Good beach read!

It was a good storyline BUT it was so could have probably be lessened by 100 pages or so....
{library-kindle book} Pretty good. Heartbreak and happy ending. Fun times.
Kim Royer
I've love Danielle Steels's books!!!
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Since 1981, Ms. Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks. But Guinness was premature. The fact is that one or more of Ms. Steel's novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for ...more
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