3.5 disco balls
Publish Date: September 4, 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Category: Suspense, Mystery, Domestic Thriller
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When I read the synopsis for Tell Me You’re Mine I was sold. I am a fan of suspense/thriller books and the “is this my long lost daughter” narrative seemed very intriguing.
Stella is almost 40, a successful psychotherapist, in a loving marriage with Henrik, and they share a young son, Milo. She may seem to have it all together, but Stella was part of another family: one broken leaving her permanently fractured.
In her late teenage years, lovebirds Stella and Daniel become pregnant and welcome baby Alice to their young, new family. During a vacation gone horribly wrong, one-year old Alice will go missing. Her carriage toppled over and it will be determined that she died from accidental drowning; no body ever being found. Stella has always believed her daughter was alive, even if no one else did.
Fast forward twenty years, a young patient walks into Stella’s office and “boom” Stella knows in her bones that this girl is her daughter Alice, not actually Isabelle. She obsesses over proving Isabelle is actually Alice that she jeopardizes her career, her family, and her overall mental well-being. She tries convincing Henrik and law enforcement, but they view her as unbalanced and suffering a nervous breakdown. Should they be taking her seriously? Is Isabelle really Alice?
I loved this book, then didn’t, then did again, then didn’t again. We had a love/lukewarm relationship. The first couple of chapters were so cryptic and I loved it! I totally thought I knew what was happening and then a bit more than mid-way through the book I was like “wait, what?!” Totally not what I thought at first, and then all my realizations came to me.
Why the lukewarm status? There were times I felt the book dragged; I wasn’t whipping through it quick enough. I wasn’t as excited to read the next chapter, as you can experience with other suspense books. That is not to say it wasn’t a good read. It’s just one I could start and stop as I pleased.
There is one image that I keep thinking about during the climax of the book, but if I put it in my review you can probably figure out what happens and I don’t do spoilers. Darnit! It would have been quite funny.
Also – I love this book cover! A+
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