The Judas effect is often the ultimate betrayal and it’s an act – and sentiment – that resonates greatly with my characters in Courting Danger.
Stefan feels he was betrayed by his father, abandoned to deal with his alcoholic mother. Of course, he is embittered and unwilling to build bridges, until he has no other choice. The desire revenge creates a selfish man of Stefan – for whom only a satisfactory conclusion to his plan will ever be enough.
For Fern, the betrayal comes from Nessa – a friend who she accuses of allowing Stefan to get close and almost killing her. Fern finds it quite easy to dismiss Nessa from her life, but it’s not so simple for Raven – best friends with Nessa for over fifteen years, but for whom this disloyalty is hard to overcome. Friendships are truly tested for the three young women proving the path to justice is never smooth.