Short story in Betrayed anthology

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21 Crime Thrillers by bestselling, award-winning, and critically acclaimed authors! What happens when the person you trust the most betrays you? That’s the question posed in BETRAYED, a powerful collection of stories about love, violence, and survival. The characters in these pages may suffer and bleed, but they fight back. They are survivors—not victims.

In Terri Lynn Coop’s Legal Aid, an overworked lawyer takes on a complex divorce case that just may get her fired … or killed. An invalid who believes his neighbor is tormenting his young wife takes matters into his own hands in Wendy Tyson’s Soap. When a private investigator is hired to find someone who appears to have disappeared from the face of the earth, he questions whether some people should be found in How Not to Find Someone in Houston by Liam Sweeney. And in Elizabeth Heiter’s The Second Shot a teenage girl is convicted of murdering her abusive father…but is she really guilty?

As a bonus, New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan contributed the novella Mirror, Mirror about what happens when a police detective suspects her sister is hiding a dark secret … a secret that just may get them both killed.

These stories and more fill the pages of the first anthology published by Authors on the Air. Victims become victors and – hopefully – justice is served.


“Some anthologies are too important not to be published. BETRAYED is one of them. It’s about the enemy among us. In the house next to you. At the desk next to you. Maybe much closer. It’s about darkness. It’s about outrage. It’s about hope.”
– David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Protector

“Moving. compelling, well-written, buy this book!”
– NTY best selling author, Lori Wilde

“I read this gritty and well-crafted collection in one sitting because I couldn’t turn away. These stories, as much about courage and strength as about betrayal, explore the darkest corners of the human heart, leaving room for the transformative power of love and hope. Highly recommended.”
– New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Cantrell

“Crime and punishment. Dirty deeds and comeuppance. BETRAYED​ is a fun and quick read from a variety of accomplished voices that’s sure to delight readers looking to take a walk on life’s dark side. I heartily recommend it.”
– Russell Blake, NYT and WSJ best-selling author of the JET series

“An impressive collection of stories about ​crime survivors​ who’ve been up against the wall, survived, and triumphed over people and forces who wanted to crush them. What really moved me, aside from the great writing, was the absence of self-pity and victimhood. Each story is clear-eyed, nuanced, and captivating. Do yourself a favor and make time to read ​BETRAYED​.”
– Award-winning author Libby Fischer Hellmann

“BETRAYED reveals the truth of ​crime​ violence through well-crafted fiction. Tough, tender, and moving… BETRAYED will make you think, make you feel, and make you remember. An important read.”
– Matt Coyle, author of the Anthony Award-winning Rick Cahill crime series

“Spanning from heartbreaking to heartwarming, BETRAYED shines a bright light on the beauty and strength of the human spirit. Prepare yourself for deep emotions and stories that will stay with you long after you leave the pages.”
– K.J. Howe, author of THE FREEDOM BROKER