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Fiction – Thriller
But it’s the lies that keep you safe.
Single mother Lee has the daily routine down to a science: shower in six minutes. Cut food into perfect squares. Never leave her on-the-spectrum son Mason in someone else’s care. She’ll do anything—anything—to keep his carefully constructed world from falling apart. Do anything to keep him safe.
But when her best friend Grace convinces her she needs a small break from motherhood to recharge her batteries, Lee gives in to a weekend trip. Surely a long weekend away from home won’t hurt?
Noah, Mason’s handsome, bright, charismatic tutor—the first man in ages Lee’s even noticed—is more than happy to stay with him.
Forty-eight hours later, someone is dead.
But not all is as it seems. Noah may be more than who he claims to be. Grace has a secret—one that will destroy Lee. Lee has secrets of her own that she will do anything to keep hidden.
As the dominoes begin to fall and the past comes to light, perhaps it’s no mystery someone is gone after all…
Because You’re Mine is a breathtaking novel of domestic drama and suspense.
Prepare to stay up all night.
This was such a unique and interesting thriller! First of all, I love that this wasn’t purely thriller but also weaved in family drama and dynamics. Through the storytelling, the reader gets to really know and understand the characters and their struggles. I appreciated this aspect that made it feel a bit deeper than a classic thriller.
The first quarter or so had me anticipating what was coming. I knew something was on the horizon but was on the edge wondering when and what it would be! I had many different theories as to what was going on but, as per usual, I was way off. The twists were well done and left me surprised. This book was equal parts heartbreaking and intense.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the first half or so, the middle lost my attention for quite a while. The ending did pick up for me, but the whole book felt a little longer than it needed to be.
Overall, this was a great thriller that I think many people are going to absolutely love! I’ve already been seeing exceptional reviews for Because You’re Mine. I will definitely read more from Rea Frey!
Available August 6th!
Thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin for my Advance Reader Copy. All opinions expressed are my own.