Monday, August 5, 2019

Because You're Mine by Rea Frey

Very interesting title for a very different, but good read. When you see the title, you are going to think it’s going to be a romance, but it is far from that.

We meet Grace and Lee. Both are single and both have sons the same age. Lee appears to have more baggage than Grace, but they both are overwhelmed.

Both of them seem to be hiding something.

Then we add in Lee’s son’s teacher Noah who also has a secret.

All three characters are connected through Mason, and the connection goes deep.  Everything appears to be good for once for the most part until Lee goes on a weekend trip with her girlfriends, and one of the girls turns up dead.

Many subtle hints are given in every chapter about what's going on but nothing is revealed, but there is an undertone of menace throughout.

BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE is filled with characters with secrets and characters with private burdens.  It also deals with friendship issues, decisions, grief, and drug and alcohol use.

BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE will appeal to those readers who enjoy subtle suggestions of what is going on with the characters and readers who would like to get to know the characters better because you really aren’t sure what’s making them tick or who is telling the truth.

The book actually was depressing at times, but you will want to continue reading to see what happens to the characters and what the real truths are. 

The ending will have you saying “what?” 4/5

This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.