It Begins in Betrayal by Iona WhishawIt Begins in Betrayal by Iona Whishaw

It Begins in Betrayal

byIona Whishaw

Paperback | April 10, 2018

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The fourth book in what the Globe and Mail has proclaimed "a terrific series" by "a writer to watch."

Summer descends over the picturesque King's Cove as Darling and Lane's mutual affection blossoms. But their respite from solving crime is cut short when a British government official arrives in Nelson to compel Darling to return to England for questioning about the death of a rear gunner under his command in 1943.

In Darling's absence, Ames oversees the investigation into the suspicious death of a local elderly woman and uncovers a painful betrayal inflicted forty years earlier. Meanwhile, Lane follows Darling to London, where he is charged with murder and faces hanging. While desperately seeking answers, Lane is presented with a proposal that could save the man she loves, but only if she returns to the very life she sought to leave behind.

Iona Whishaw is a former educator and social worker whose mother and grandfather were both spies during their respective wars. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband. Visit her at
Title:It Begins in BetrayalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 10, 2018Publisher:TouchWood EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:177151261X

ISBN - 13:9781771512619

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An enjoyable, intelligent who-done-it! Was drawn to this novel by its well-designed cover and the fact that it was Canadian and the action begins close to Nelson, B.C. I was not disappointed as the prose is smooth and professional and the action fast moving and double barrelled. The trend in today's fiction seems to be tales that flip back and forth between present and past time. Whishaw, however, uses this device to her advantage and the reader never feels like one watching a tennis match. The action takes place shortly after the end of the Second World War and the reader is realistically there and part of the action. The female protagonist, Lane Winslow, may well be the West Coast equivalent of Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache. Another great Canadian mystery writer has appeared on the literary scene. .
Date published: 2018-07-17