#BlogTour – #BookReview of #Mine by Clare Empson @ClareEmpson2 @Tr4cyF3nt0n @orionbooks

I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for brilliant psychological thriller Mine by Clare Empson. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Orion Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book!

About the book:


‘Who am I? Why am I here? Why did my mother give me away?’

On the surface, Luke and his girlfriend Hannah seem to have a perfect life. He’s an A&R man, she’s an arts correspondent and they are devoted to their new-born son Samuel.

But beneath the gloss Luke has always felt like an outsider. So when he finds his birth mother Alice, the instant connection with her is a little like falling in love.

When Hannah goes back to work, Luke asks Alice to look after their son. But Alice – fuelled with grief from when her baby was taken from her 27 years ago – starts to fall in love with Samuel. And Luke won’t settle for his mother pushing him aside once again…

About the author:


Clare Empson is a journalist with a background in national newspapers and has worked as a small business editor, finance correspondent and fashion at the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Express. Clare freelances for The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and Tatler amongst others. She currently works as editor/founder of experiential lifestyle website http://www.countrycalling.co.uk.

Him was her debut novel. Her second novel Mine is an exploration of the fraught relationship between a birth mother and her adopted son set against a backdrop of a passionate love affair in the 70s.

Mine is available to buy now.

My Review:

Mine by Clare Empson is a gripping psychological thriller that once started you will not want to put down. Focussing on family relationships, lost love and issues surrounding adoption, this is an emotional story that captivated me from the opening page right up until the final page had been turned.

Luke was adopted as a child and has always felt like an outsider. Now, with a family of his own, he appears to have the perfect life. But then he reconnects with his birth mother, Alice, and feels an instant connection with her. So when Luke’s girlfriend, Hannah, goes back to work it seems obvious that Alice should be the one to look after baby Samuel. But Alice begins to fall in love with baby Samuel, with the grief she felt all those years ago at the loss of her son beginning to become all consuming.

What follows is a gripping and beautifully written psychological thriller that’s told from the perspective of Alice in the past and Luke in the present day. The tension slowly increases as the story gathers pace, leading to a shocking turn of events that I did not see coming. A tale with family at its heart, Mine is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed and I can’t wait to see what this talented author comes up with next!

Clare Empson has written an emotional rollercoaster of a thriller that I would highly recommend.

Mine by Clare Empson is available to buy now: Amazon UK

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