Set in the fictional village of Tullybeg in Co Tyrone. It tells the story of Laura whose life is tangled in a web of love, lies and deceit. Her father William Steenson is an unashamed bigot who detests all Roman Catholics, especially the large and boisterous McCann family, who run the local Forge.
The fact that Laura is best friends with Mary Mc Cann is a thorn in his side. The girls are always dreaming about their future together as nurses.
But William has other plans for his daughter.As the intensity of the conflict elevates, both families face disaster with tragic results.
Praise for Betrayals
“Mary Mc Cleary sets her first novel in the south Ulster landscape during the “Troubles”. In this story are interwoven the lives, loves, religious and political intricacies of a people and their families. The story crosses many barriers and lists the lives and loves of the main characters with all the frailties, suspicions, disappointments and joys that make it” – Theo Mc Mahon