Because You’re Mine released on August 6th. I was excited to read this one because I had read so many great reviews. I really had no idea about it other than an extremely vague one.

Wow, what a thrill ride! Because You’re Mine started out with a bang, but then slowed up a bit in the middle parts as the story went back and forth in time. The story is told from three different POVs, but it’s not hard to follow.  Past and present mesh together with the three main characters. There is Lee, who is raising her son, Mason, on her own. Noah is Mason’s teacher. Because of Mason’s special needs, Noah teaches Mason at home. And there’s Grace, Lee’s best friend who introduced Noah to Lee so that Mason could get the proper help for his learning needs. Grace has a son of her own.

As I read, I thought I knew where it was going and I thought I knew the characters. I thought I had all the puzzle pieces coming together to form a whole picture. But as the pages flew by, the realization dawned on me that I had been wrong about all my theories.

Go into this book without knowing too much about it. I had no idea where this book was headed and in the end, I was completely wrong. Thrillers tend to be memorable for a short time and then they fade away with the next book on my TBR. Not this one. This one will stay with me for awhile.   Great writing and characters make this a truly memorable thriller.

Thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin and NetGalley for my copy!

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