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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 unrelenting quest for power within the Catholic Church.
When they meet again many years later, they must face the memories that have haunted them since that fateful day in the mines. And confront the darkness that divided them.
The Betrayed is an epic story of friendship, love, loss and the power of destiny.

Reviews

a real page-turner... Kenneally manages to get inside of the main characters perfectly
Woman's Way
Praise for Second Son
A masterful debut . . .
Irish Times
An absolute pleasure to read.
Irish Examiner Weekender
This is excellent first outing with a hint of great things to come.
Ireland on Sunday
Robert Ludlum crossed with John Millington Synge.
Irish Independent
Second Son is a terrific thriller that belts along at a rate of knots. '...the suspense is highwire.'Watch out for the movie.
The Sunday Tribune
'Hugely entertaining ... drives along at satisfyingly breakneck speed ...
Irish Independent
'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.
Sunday Tribune Review
'Keneally is a delight to read. Witty, dexterous, accessible, his prose elevates this novel from workaday thrillers. It has "international hit" written all over it.'
Ireland on Sunday