Blinded by Betrayal with Spin Drift combines the first two books in the Silent Secrets Series by Lisette Kristensen. It is a brilliant, fast paced, and action packed story that packs quite a punch for such a small package. This is a very quick and easy read, but that doesn’t mean that it is lacking in content- quite the opposite in fact. There is quite a lot going on, and the story easily held my attention, drawing me in further and further as the story progressed. There is plenty of suspense, drama, intrigue, espionage, the mafia, danger, violence, and lots of ‘steam’. This book shows us how “Blackbird” came to be.
Sloane Romano is a mafia princess, the daughter of the Boss, she’s living a privileged life. But all that changes in an instant, when her husband is picked up by the authorities and starts ‘singing’ like a canary. This puts her in the same category as her husband, in the ‘family’s’ eyes- a traitor, with a target on her back. She’s forced to flee- but where to go and more importantly who can she trust. This is where Bettino enters the story- a friend from her school days, he’s her only hope of escaping. But will trusting him prove to be a fatal mistake?
She’s no longer content being a dutiful daughter, and wife- stuck in a lonely, loveless and passionless marriage. Or having a target on her back. At the age of 32, she was finally going to live life on her terms. Her ‘adventure’ begins, and she soon finds herself on a journey of discovery- one that brings self-discovery, sexual discovery/awakening, discovering a new ‘way’ of life, finding her steeliness and embracing her strength, as well as learning deadly new skills.
As I was reading the book, Sloane reminded me a bit of Ziva David, from the television series NCIS. And, I also think this book/series would make a great television series, too.
Thank you, Ms. Kristensen!
Reviewed by @angelahayes