Tell Me You’re Mine took me on quite the ride. Going from almost DNFing to not being able to put it down and then how it tugged at my heartstrings!
So, it took me awhile to really get into this book. For the first 25% I was a bit bored and didn’t feel any motivation to read it. I actually considered DNFing it in the beginning. I was only really interested in Stella’s chapters. The other two perspectives just didn’t capture my interest. I wished that all the chapters were from Stella’s point of view.
Then it started to pick up for me around the 25% point and I got into it. While I was mostly captivated while reading, however, I didn’t really think about the book when I was away from it. Nothing was pulling me back to it. I could have easily just left it unfinished. But since there was interest while reading, and nothing I necessarily disliked about it, I kept reading it.
THEN maybe about the last third of the book really pulled me in. I didn’t want to put it down and definitely thought about it when I wasn’t reading it!
I am disappointed, though, that I did totally predict everything. I posted on Twitter:
49% mark of Tell Me You’re Mine by Elisabeth Noreback and I think I figured something out… Maybe? We’ll soon see if I’m right!
— sikreations (@sikreations) August 23, 2018
…and I was right. So, nothing surprised me, which is no fun. I always love when a book can surprise me!
Overall, I am left with a very pleased feeling. It took a while to get there and there were some definite disappointments along the way, but I did enjoy this book. I would even recommend it! And for parents out there – it will really tug on your heartstrings in parts. One particular part specifically – I had to take a break so that I wouldn’t get too upset, as I was reading in a public place.
Best Aspect: Story
Worst Aspect: Writing
About the book
In this riveting domestic suspense debut, a woman’s life shatters when she meets a girl she believes is the daughter she lost years ago—and she finds that reclaiming the life she lost might cost her the life she has. Tell Me You’re Mine is a story of guilt, grief, and the delicate balance between love and obsession.
Where is the line between hope and madness?
Three women: one who believes she has found her long lost daughter, one terrified she’s about to lose her child, and one determined to understand who she truly is.
Stella Widstrand is a psychotherapist, a happily married mother to a thirteen-year-old son. But when a young woman named Isabelle steps into her clinic to begin therapy, Stella’s placid life begins to crumble. She is convinced that Isabelle is her daughter, Alice. The baby that tragically disappeared more than twenty years ago on a beach during a family vacation. Alice is believed to have drowned, but her body was never found. Stella has always believed that Alice is alive, somewhere—but everyone around her worries she’s delusional. Could this be Alice?
Stella will risk everything to answer that question, but in doing so she will set in motion a sequence of events beyond her control, endangering herself and everyone she loves.