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Uhu (Pronounced Yoo Hoo)

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,133 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews

A classic novel from an exceptional storyteller, A Woman Betrayed, first published in 1991, is a stunning tale of troubling secrets that can hide beneath the placid surface of a seemingly good marriage—and the courage that's needed to move on.

Laura Frye has been happily married to her husband, Jeff, for twenty years. She has everything she ever wanted: strong, enduring, ro

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62 pages
Published (first published 1991)
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Sheila Judson
Laura Frye has it all; perfect house, husband, kids and career. But looks can be deceiving. One night her husband Jeff doesnt come home. Immediately she thinks the worst and calls the hospitals and police. That is until the FBI shows up to investigate Jeff for filing tax returns on dead people. Laura comes to find out that her perfect husband was a crook and has left her and her children to fend for themselves. Her perfect kids are falling apart in light of a rape charge against her son and her ...more
Chris
Apr 21, 2011 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's been a while since I've picked up a Delinsky book, and this one was annoying. Why I kept going through this book, I don't know. I wanted to grab Jeff by the throat. Really? He doesn't like that his wife cooks, cleans, has a career, plans vacations, takes care of the kids? Poor baby. So, he feels like such a loser that he has to steal money and take off on his wife and kids. She tries to spin a sympathy story around Jeff that does not work. The characters were all shallow and nothing special ...more
Julie Barrett
Mar 04, 2013 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a Woman Betrayed by Barbara Delinsky
She has a family: husband and 2 kids. She caters food for parties. He's late and he's not called.
Laura had others do the actual catering as she was attending the museum show.
This was so unlike Jeff. Deborah, the teen is also upset he's not showed up. Lyida, the mother in law who Laura
takes care of, takes to doctor appts, grocery shops, etc has not seen him.
Daphne is her best friend over the years and she has no idea where he is.
The story also follows Jeff, he'
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Audrey Orenstein
Jun 25, 2014 Audrey Orenstein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was given to me as a joke in an x-mas swap. I don't like romance, airport novels and had not ever considered reading this author. When I was looking for a quick book to take to the beach I grabbed it off my shelf and in return, the book, surprisingly, grabbed me. The writing is poor, the plot is weak in parts,the dialogue a bit stilted, but what I truly appreciated about this book was how despicable and realistic some of the characters were. If you don't like characters that do stupid, ...more
Connie
Jan 08, 2009 Connie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book. This woman is living the dream life that we all long for...Happy marriage of 20 years, 2 wonderful children, both husband & wife only successfull business & then bam!!! Her whole world is turned upside down, inside out & just completely out of control! When she learns to let go of that control she's used to having she is able to find calm, peace & love once again.
Deb
Laura Frye's world implodes when her husband of 20 years disappears. When an IRS agent shows up accusing him of tax fraud, Laura realizes that his disappearance isn't accidental. As with other Delinsky novels I've read, this is a story in which the protagonist is forced to reexamine past choices, and is given an opportunity to choose a different path. In this novel, the characters are likable and the ending is happy. I like the way Delinsky includes enough setting detail that shows she's familia ...more
Judith
Dec 02, 2014 Judith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12969519

This theme has been done before, of course, and done better.

Laura is living a good life with her children and husband, and everything seems peachy, when her husband Jeff disappears. At first she is worried, but then it becomes apparent that he left on his own. The primary reason also becomes apparent.

Laura struggles with learning more and more about this man she lived with for 20 years. She can't believe he'd
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Kristen
Feb 23, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: woman-s-fiction, 2014
In A Woman Betrayed, Barbara Delinsky gave us a heart-wrenching novel right from the start. Laura Frye thought she had it all: a perfect marriage, a loving husband and terrific family, and a successful business. But when her husband disappears one night, that's when her perfect world came unraveling. One thing after another, she's been scrutinized by the public eye in the press and by her mother. In multiple POVs from Laura to Jeff, Daphne and Taylor and Christian, we see how this situation unfo ...more
Sheryl
A Woman Betrayed by Barbara Delinsky ~ So, how well do you really know someone? Do you actually know what a person you have know for years, someone that you have trusted with your life would be capable of? Well, let me tell you, Laura Frye (the woman betrayed) as the title says, is about to find out what is in store for her. Her "perfect" husband, Jeff, doesn't come home one evening. Of course, Laura and their two kids, Scott and Debra, initially expect the worst. Was he in a horrible accident? ...more
Rachel Brand
Nothing can ever top my favourite Delinsky, 'The Family Tree', but I still thoroughly enjoyed this. Published in 1991 this is one of her earlier novels, and this is clear from her style of writing and the sometimes awkward-and-unneeded sex scenes. The characters, however, were for the most part very believable and made me want to keep reading so that I could figure out all their dirty secrets. In a sense, 'A Woman Betrayed' is a bit like a soap opera - addictive, character driven and full of twi ...more
Carolyn Coote
Nov 26, 2011 Carolyn Coote rated it really liked it
This is one of the first books I purchased for use in the classroom when I started teaching in 1985. The book itself was first published in 1969 and it is still a very accessible text for todays' students. It won the Book of the Year Award in 1970. This book records a family's efforts to raise a baby owl to maturity. Below is a small extract:

For Uhu it was bound to be trouble from the start. He was one of the inquisitive ones who must tempt providence. There he was on the ground, having fallen o
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Glenda L
Oct 28, 2015 Glenda L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Barbara Delinsky books and an old one at that. It was really a very good book...very well written. It was about a couple that has it all...happy twenty year marriage and two terrific kids ... or so it seemed. Then the husband mysteriously disappears and the wife's perfect life is broken. She finds out that the man she married isn't like the man she has pictured him to be. She holds her family together and rebuilds her life and finds the love that she had thought was lost forever ...more
Xenia Jaque
Jan 19, 2014 Xenia Jaque rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion the book was not very engaging, and the end was a bit inconclusive. It got you waiting for answers from the beginning but when they finally came, they were dull and unsubstantial. The author tried to expose the main story from different perspectives at the same time she developed parallel scenarios that could have been promising but ended up being completely uneventful. It was really hard for me to relate to the characters. Some of them were sneaky, unfaithful, or immature others j ...more
Kim
Sep 25, 2013 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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Rohini Karmakar
When I started this book, I was blown away. A tight narrative and cleverly plotted surprises made it unputdownable. However as I drew to the end, the follies surfaced. The virtues became the vices. The same cleverly plotted surprises ended up making it formulaic, almost like a jigsaw puzzle who's pieces fit in right at the end. The ending was too neat to be true. Also the thing that I find with most American writers, their stories are mostly driven by incidents and not by feelings. This makes it ...more
Venassa
May 26, 2011 Venassa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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April Rowland
Dec 24, 2014 April Rowland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Woman Betrayed was such a wonderful book. It was one of those books that was a page-turner from the beginning. Always wanting to know . . .would the husband be found, what happened to him, and how the fallout affected each member of his family. It was refreshing to see the main character, stop and reflect on herself. Looking, realizing and learning from past mistakes. The ending left me with a smile on my face and good feelings for all characters involved. Happy Reading!
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Laura Frye has been happily married to her husband, Jeff, for twenty years. She has everything she ever wanted: strong, enduring, romantic love; two wonderful kids; even her own successful catering business. But her picture-perfect world shatters into a thousand pieces when Jeff mysteriously disappears.

Laura is certain the man she married would never leave his family voluntarily. But as the days go by, she learns there was much more to her husband than she had ever suspected. As Jeff's many secr
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Louise
Apr 06, 2009 Louise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-s-fiction
Another great read from Delinsky!!

"Laura Frye has everything a woman could ask for. She and her husband, Jeff, a CPA have been happily married for twenty years. Her two teenage kids are terrific. And her catering business is a success. But then Jeff mysteriously disappears, and that picture-perfect life is shattered.

Laura insists that the Jeff she knows would never leave on his own. But as the days go by, she learns there was much more to her husband than she had ever suspected. As Jeff's many s
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Crystal
Jan 24, 2016 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a great novel about having it all and losing it overnight. Betrayed by her husband the main character is forced to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Relationships, trust and betrayal, overcoming obstacles both human and otherwise are all woven into this novel by Delinsky,
Danyelle Cleveland
A suspenseful story that holds your attention and is an enjoyable read. It provided a getaway from reality when reading the book & provided a pretty believeable plot most of the time. I am really finding myself enjoying this author the more I read her books.
Raffaela
Sep 28, 2011 Raffaela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Melanie
Jan 18, 2008 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: previouslyread
Just finished reading this again after having read it years ago and I loved it. It is about a woman who seems to have it all. Successful restaurant, happy marriage, great kids and wonderful friends. And then her husband disappears. From there her life spirals downward and the life she thought she had turns out to have been not so perfect after all. Ms. Delinsky is a wonderful writer who really makes the characters come to life. I found myself actually feeling sorry for her husband and even under ...more
Maggie Shanley
May 17, 2014 Maggie Shanley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story of family relationships and what happens when someone just gives up and decides to go their own way while defrauding the government.
Jeanne Jenkins
Apr 15, 2012 Jeanne Jenkins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Another crime novel that kept me on the edge of my seat. The title is "A Woman Betrayed" but I think that EVERYONE was betrayed in some way. I can't forgive the 'hell' that Jeff put his family through because he was to chicken to get out of the marriage in the correct/kind way. Hope he rotts in H E double hockey sticks!! The book does make you look back on your own life and maybe see things that you did because you thought it was right at the time, and later become aware that a better decision c ...more
Laura
May 31, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama-romance
Great read! Very engaging story,couldn't put it down.
Beth
Sep 09, 2015 Beth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No real story line. Very slow.
Lindamac
Aug 05, 2015 Lindamac rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
A good summer read by a good author. I enjoyed the story.
Heather
Jul 13, 2008 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I felt schizophrenic after I read this...there was just too much going on. Content too predictable. Did anyone else have a problem with the undertones of the man in hiding having a romantic relationship with a DDS client? Right he leaves his life of family, money, and prestige, to find love with a woman who reads at the level of 3rd grader. All the while hiding from the FBI who can't seem to locate him. Yeah, that's believable!!!! I'd pass on this one!
Meaghan
well written, but the story wasn't as captivating as i hoped for.
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“smile. “It’s growing old that’s painful. That’s when reality hits. You find yourself with special memories that have nowhere to go and dreams that will never be fulfilled, and it doesn’t matter how whimsical or impossible those dreams were. While they were yours, they were lovely.” She sighed. “At my age, there isn’t much point left in dreaming. That’s the painful part.” 1 likes
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