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Betrayal

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  4,943 Ratings  ·  450 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.
 
BETRAYAL
 
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 co
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Delacorte Press (first published March 1st 2012)
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Lynn
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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Meret Punk
2.5 stars(:
This is actually my first ever novel :D..
I was given this book by a friend who owned so many Danielle Steel books, I asked her to give me one to read, and she gave me this..
To be honest, I expected more..
Its a nice book, but I just didnt find anything special about it :(
Monique
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Kathy
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Francesca
Sep 06, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Victoria Scott
Sometimes, I'm really in the mood for a romance where you don't have to think at all. So I thought this would be the perfect book to pick up! It probably wasn't the best choice...

Yes, I wanted to not think. But there's knowing what's going to happen, then there's so predictable you want to punch everyone who can't see the ending. This fell into the second category. Our main character, Tallie, was the one who needed to be punched. She was too trusting, and too lazy. Tallie is a fantastic director
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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.
Shirley
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Typical Danelle Steel. A quick read but always a nice story and a change from the mysteries that I tend to read.
Tris
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Reseña de Llave al Infinito

El caso es que hoy os traigo un libro que conseguí en digital gracias a Edición Anticipada, al cual doy las gracias por dejarnos conseguir libros que reseñar y apreciar el “trabajo” que hacemos. Pero debo decir que, para mi gusto, mi elección de libro fue muy desacertada. Danielle Steel es una de las autoras de romántica más conocidas que hay y tenía muchas ganas de leer alguno de sus trabajos, pero me da que he empezado por el equivocado.

Traicionada nos cuenta la his
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Melody
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: danielle-steel, own
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
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Indiabookstore
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kay
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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
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R.T. Wolfe
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
CJ Hines
May 13, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Connee
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lori
Aug 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition


It was a good storyline BUT it was so repetitive....it could have probably be lessened by 100 pages or so....
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 pixelofink.com, and it's diffi ...more
Julie Barrett
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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 '
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Zézinha Rosado
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: minha-biblioteca
Um livro fácil de ler e com uma escrita fluída e interessante, bem ao estilo de Danielle Steel, é daquelas histórias em que se agarra e que rapidamente conseguimos chegar ao final, embora o enredo seja bastante previsível, assim como o desfecho.
Tallie é uma mulher de sucesso que confia cegamente em duas das pessoas que a cercam: o seu companheiro de há quatros anos e a sua secretária de toda a vida.
De repente toda a sua vida, bem como o seu sentimento de confiança, se desmoronam, ao ficar a sabe
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Inés
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Traicionada "no me ha apasionado". Es una novela con una trama sencilla, que no ha cubierto mis expectativas por mi estilo habitual de lectura pero que no pongo en duda que a otras personas pueda resultar más interesante. He de reconocer que he dudado hasta el último momento sobre mi valoración de esta historia pero al final le pongo un pasable por esos breves momentos en que me mantuvo intrigada.

Reseña: http://novelasqueapasionan.blogspot.c...
Jeanne
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
Patsy
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very predictable and slow. No sex or passion. My copy has her name as Danielle Steel (not Steele). I wonder if she changed it.
Aida
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Been a while reading a DS book. Not disappointed at all.
Kim Royer
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've love Danielle Steels's books!!!
Gayle
Jun 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
{library-kindle book} Pretty good. Heartbreak and happy ending. Fun times.
Karen
May 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition


Typical Danielle Steel read, probably more 3.5 stars. Enjoyable. Felt like the end was a bit rushed though .
Janine
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The James Patterson of romance. Clunky dialogue, obvious storyline and a main character who is such a good person but sooooooo hard done by!
Shinygirl
Not her best. I thought it was slow at times and found myself struggling to finish the book. The book seemed very predictable.
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