Book Review

The Cost of Betrayal Collection

By Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey and Lynette Eason


I have been a fan of Dee Henderson for a long time, and then added Lynette Eason to my favorites when I discovered her Code of Valor series. Now I’ve discovered Dany Pettrey too. This collection of novellas is just the right length for a small readcation. The action and suspense keep you on your toes, guessing who the murderers are with a dose of romance added in. Each of these authors has included varying amounts of romance in them, so it will suit everyone’s tastes.

Since I am enjoying the Code of Valor series by Lynette Eason already, I was delighted to find her contribution: Code of Ethics is a Code of Valor novella. I was delighted (and I confess, I read that one first, even though it comes third in the book).

I enjoyed this novella collection immensely and recommend it to all Romantic Suspense lovers. Especially if these authors are new to you. It’s like hors d’oeuvres, you get a taste of their writing style.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.


In Dee Henderson’s novella “Betrayed,” Janelle Roberts is freed–thanks to people she doesn’t know–after serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she did not commit. But a murderer is still at large, and Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another betrayal.

In Dani Pettrey’s “Deadly Isle,” Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is shocked when the typically idyllic community turns into the hunting grounds of a murderer. Cut off from any help from the mainland, will she and first love Callen Frost be able to identify and stop a killer bent on betrayal before they become the next victims?

In Lynette Eason’s “Code of Ethics,” trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John saves the life of Detective Isaac Martinez. After a betrayal leads to him getting shot and then attacked while in recovery, Isaac is now a key witness determined to testify. But someone is intent on silencing him–and those around him–forever. Together, Ruthie and Isaac go on the run, desperate to escape the killers hunting him.

Melony Teague is a freelance writer and author. Co-author of As the Ink Flows, Devotions to Inspire Christian Writers & Speakers. A South African Canadian, wife, mom of two teenagers & two cats. ACFW member.

Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

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