An irresistibly glamorous and intriguing novel from the author of the international bestseller FALLEN.
Lauren Kate's irresistible first novel, THE BETRAYAL OF NATALIE HARGROVE, features the most ruthlessly ambitious heroine since Lady Macbeth. Natalie is utterly determined to cement her position at the top of the high school social ladder by becoming prom queen. When it looks like an interfering ex-boyfriend might get in her way, she devises a little prank to humiliate him. But when the prank goes devastatingly wrong, Natalie starts to lose control of her life. Caught in a web of dark secrets, shame and abuse of power, it's not guilt that eventually defeats Natalie. It's fate: the only thing she can't control . . .
“Lauren Kate's first novel is an entertaining high-school thriller that's fairly loosely based on Macbeth. A fun read for fans of this talented author.”
“Every so often I love to read a dark, twisted, delicious tale and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove fit the bill perfectly. Reading this book is a bit like reading a gothic version of Gossip Girl. Natalie's a heroine you'll love to hate and the deadly secrets and betrayals will have you glued to this books pages...It's not your typical young adult read. It's different and scandalous and shows that Lauren Kate isn't afraid to write outside the norm.”
Jess Hearts Books
“Think Macbeth meets Gossip Girl.”
Natasha Harding, The Sun
“The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove is a great book that keeps you wanting more right up to the end. It has most of the things I look for in a book: romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, secrets. It's written very well, so you can't predict the ending, but also so you don't want the book to end.”
NewYorkGirl, The Guardian Children's Books Site
“The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove is a dark mysterious book full of dark secrets and lies. I enjoyed this book very much; it's Twilight turned High School Musical (minus the singing) I would reccomend this book to anyone I know, and I am definitely going to read the other books written by Lauren Kate.”
Chelsie Davies, South Wales Argus
“Lots of adjectives can be applied to this novel - mean, smutty, decadent - all of them compliments”