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Bitter Betrayal Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

 **I received a complimentary copy of this book for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

About the Book


Book:  Bitter Betrayal

Author: Rebecca Hemlock

Genre: Adventure Suspense

Release date: November 2020


Escape. Murder. Secrets.

Scientist Luke Wilkins has always been one step ahead of Lee, his longtime rival. Luke and his best friend Josh start off on an expedition to Nunavut’s territory for an environmental study. All seems well until their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere. As Luke regains consciousness, he discovers that he’s being held prisoner by Lee and his men.

Luke has something that Lee wants. A ring that has been shrouded in mystery for centuries and Lee will do whatever it takes to get it. Luke fears that he will never see his family or friends again unless he hands it over.

Lee will stop at nothing until the ring is his, but would he go as far as murder?


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About the Author


Rebecca Hemlock has written stories her entire life. She always knew she wanted to be a writer. That dream became a reality for her in 2016 when she landed her first job writing for her local newspaper. That same year, she was able to publish a children’s book under the pen name R.C. Burch.  With a little help from some wonderful people, Rebecca  was able to move forward in her writing career.

Rebecca published two more children’s books the following year, but children’s fiction was only the beginning. She self-published a novella in 2019, titled Bitter Betrayal, Arctic mysteries,  and completed her first novel in 2020. When she is not writing, Rebecca enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family.

Aside from being a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she is also a member of Sister in Crime. Rebecca has a degree in English and a certificate in Creative Writing and is also pursuing a degree in Creative Writing.


More from Rebecca

This book was so much fun to write. There are so many places in this world that have been barely touched by man. I took an interest in Northern Canadian culture after watching a documentary about how the Vikings first settled there.

After reading through the different artifacts that have been found there, Bitter Betrayal was born. I knew this would make a tremendous mystery-suspense story. Whenever I start a Mystery Suspense book, I usually like to add a dash of romance with a historical twist.

Luke Wilkins is someone that most single dads can relate to. He has a difficult time trusting other people. Especially when it comes to his son, Adam. He must trust those around him if he’s going to stay alive.

Bitter Betrayal teeters on the concept of how far someone would go for what they want. If you love Clive Cussler as much as I do, then this Novella is for you.

My Thoughts

Right from the start, Bitter Betrayal drew me in as we were introduced to environmental scientist Luke Wilkins and his son- separated after a plane crash. Luke finds himself held hostage while his rival Lee has his son. All of this in an effort to find a mysterious ring. 

This was a very short and quick read--- I finished it in about an hour and a half. As such, it seemed like it didn't give me a whole lot of time to really get invested into the characters and the story as much as I would have liked. It was enjoyable, sure, but by the time I'd really gotten into the story, it was over just like that. That being said however, I felt like this was a really good setup for the series to come--- just enough to get me interested and wanting to read more. I look forward to what comes next in the Arctic Mysteries series and hope to get to know these characters even better in the stories to come. 

If you're looking for a quick read and enjoy a good, clean mystery with a dose of treasure, this will be one to check out.  

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To celebrate her tour, Rebecca is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



  1. Thank you for sharing your review! Every now and again I like to enjoy a quick read because I don't always have time to read!

  2. This sounds like a really good read.

  3. This sounds like an exciting story!

  4. Wonderful review, Randi! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Thanks for your honest review! The ring thing sounds like The Lord of the Rings lol

  7. I think I'd like to read this one!

  8. Thank you for sharing :)

  9. It looks like an interesting read.


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