Book Review Of “Tell Me You’re Mine” By Elisabeth Norebäck @PutnamBooks

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. (From Goodreads)

Thank you Putnam Books #Partner for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I rate this book a 3 out of 5

I enjoyed this story, and I think it was translated very well. I had a comment on my Bookstagram post earlier today, where the person had read the non translated version, and she felt that the U.S. version lost something in translation, and for her it didn’t read as well. I however still really enjoyed it, and would never been able to guess it was translated, so that’s a major bonus.

It did take me a bit to get the three women straight in my head, I kept having to look at the back of the book to remind me who was who. I really enjoyed the story, I enjoyed the slow leak of secrets, and the slow burn to the final conflict. It was a very interesting book, and I actually really enjoyed it. Was it slightly un-realistic? Sure, but that didn’t stop me from devouring it. I like books that don’t info dump and overload you with back story. This book came together like a puzzle, slowly and piece by piece. Have any of you read this? If so tell me your thoughts.

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