Mine by JL Butler – review.

Description:

In this riveting tale of psychological suspense, a divorce lawyer risks her career, her sanity, and her life when she falls into an illicit, all-consuming affair with her client—who becomes the primary suspect in his estranged wife’s sudden disappearance.

Young divorce lawyer Francine Day has methodically built her career doing everything right. She’s one big case away from securing her place among London’s legal elite. But when she meets her new client, Martin Joy, the natural caution that has protected Francine and fueled her rise melts away. Powerless to fight the irresistible magnetism between them, client and counsel tumble into a blistering affair that breaks every rule.

Though Martin insists his marriage is over, Francine doesn’t believe him. Certain details he’s told her don’t quite add up. Consumed with a passion she cannot control and increasingly obsessed with Martin’s relationship with his wife, Donna, Francine follows the woman one night . . . and discovers her having dinner with her supposedly soon-to-be-ex-husband.

The next morning, Francine awakens in her neighbor’s apartment with blood on her clothes and no recollection of what transpired after she spied Donna and Martin together. Then Francine receives more devastating news: Martin’s wife has vanished. That dinner was the last place anyone has seen Donna Joy alive.

Suddenly, Francine finds herself caught in a dangerous labyrinth of deception, lies, and secrets, in which one false move could lead to her undoing. What happened that night and why can’t Francine remember? Where is Donna and who is responsible for her disappearance? The further Francine goes to find answers, the tighter the net seems to draw—around her lover, herself, and the life she’s meticulously built.

My thoughts:

I loved how this book immediately immersed me into main character, Francine’s life. I enjoyed the London legal setting and Francine’s mundane existence, and I loved how this all turned upside down as soon as handsome and alluring, Martin came onto the scene.

It’s a story of a woman about to reach the pinnacle of her career only to have everything tumble down, threatening to wipe out all her hard work – then the fight is on, not only for her career but for her sanity and reputation. I love a race against time and this book delivered.

The other characters were brilliantly fleshed out, all with a purpose and their own agendas which cleverly unfolded during the course of the book. I admired the subtle pull in – the story didn’t need to drag me in, kicking and screaming. Slowly, it entwined it’s troubles around the main character until it looked like all was lost.

The downstairs neighbour gave me the heebie jeebies. What a revolting character – but what a brilliantly created character. He seriously turned my stomach. I felt like taking a shower after reading the chapters that involved him.

I’d definitely recommend Mine! What a brilliant read.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mine-thriller-sinister-gripping-breathtaking-ebook/dp/B07892FR5V/

By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕

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About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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