In a small town high in the Austrian mountains, Karl and Max are friends on the edge of adulthood.
Karl dreams of being a teacher and calling Hallstatt home for the rest of his life. Max, desperate to escape the poisonous influence of his mother, is increasingly tormented with jealousy over his friend's bond with the brilliant and passionate Elsa.
Then, a tragedy in the local salt-mines changes their lives forever.
As they leave their childhoods behind, Karl and Max walk very different paths. One trying to survive the horrors of war on the Russian front; the other in an
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Reviews for The Betrayed
'With sparkling dialogue, deft characterisations and vivid sense of place Kenneally has the reader in the palm of his hand as the action speeds from continent to continent...a second thriller even more compelling than the first.'
Irish Independent Review
A fine read...thrilling...skilful and engrossing.