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A Novel

Nineteen years after she was raped, Mimi Bailey makes a desperate attempt to protect her secret when she returns to the scene of the crime.

Mimi Bailey’s eighteen-year-old daughter, Afrika, is dying to attend college in Durham, North Carolina. Still bearing the scars of her own college years there— where she was raped by her best friend’s fiancé, Victor— Mimi tries unsuccessfully to convince Afrika to change her mind. She has protected the truth for nearly twenty years, but when Victor learns Mimi is back in town and has a daughter who looks very much like his own, he stops at nothing to chase them out of town and eliminate all evidence of his violent infidelity.

A dramatic and suspenseful tale, Betrayed explores the fi ne line between passion and power . . . and the lengths we’ll go to protect the ones we love.
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  • Strebor Books | 
  • 464 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781593093631 | 
  • March 2013
List Price $7.99
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Read an Excerpt


Mimi sat in the kitchen at the round glass table inset in black marble atop black wrought-iron legs and re-read the entry in her brand new journal. Satisfied, she closed the cover and pulled the book to her chest, reliving in her mind the conversation she’d had a few days ago with her daughter. For nineteen years she had managed to bury and keep a secret hidden and safe, and now the decision to return to Durham, North Carolina, against her better judgment, could possibly make her nightmare a reality.

Unpacked boxes littered the hallway of her new, two-story, two-bedroom condo positioned on a lake. The newness... see more

About the Author

Suzetta Perkins
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Suzetta Perkins

Suzetta Perkins is the author of Behind the Veil, A Love So Deep, Ex-Terminator: Life after Marriage, Déjà vu, Nobody Stays the Same, and At the End of the Day. She is also the cofounder and president of the Sistahs Book Club. Visit to learn more.




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