Because You’re Mine – Review

So many thanks to Rea Frey, St. Martin’s Press, and Netgalley for the chance to read this book early.img_9679


Single mother Lee has the daily routine down to a science: shower in six minutes. Cut food into perfect squares. Never leave her on-the-spectrum son Mason in someone else’s care. She’ll do anything—anything—to keep his carefully constructed world from falling apart. Do anything to keep him safe.

But when her best friend Grace convinces her she needs a small break from motherhood to recharge her batteries, Lee gives in to a weekend trip. Surely a long weekend away from home won’t hurt?
Noah, Mason’s handsome, bright, charismatic tutor—the first man in ages Lee’s even noticed—is more than happy to stay with him.

Forty-eight hours later, someone is dead.

But not all is as it seems. Noah may be more than who he claims to be. Grace has a secret—one that will destroy Lee. Lee has secrets of her own that she will do anything to keep hidden.
As the dominoes begin to fall and the past comes to light, perhaps it’s no mystery someone is gone after all…

Because You’re Mine is a breathtaking novel of domestic drama and suspense.

Prepare to stay up all night.

I read Rea Frey’s debut novel, Not Her Daughter, last year and absolutely loved her writing style and storytelling. When I saw her upcoming release was available for review, I jumped at the opportunity.

Thankfully, Because You’re Mine was another great Domestic Thriller by Frey! Admittedly, this book did start slowly for me. When a novel features rapidly changing perspectives, I usually find it to be a slower read simply because it takes some time to get oriented within the story, especially at the beginning of the book. At the get-go, we have Grace, Lee, and Noah’s points-of-view and it took time for me to get the voice of each character settled in my head. In addition to this, their lives weren’t all that interesting to read about. Fortunately, as the story continued, I found my interest being grabbed and was eager to see when the mysterious death mentioned in the blurb would take place, and who the victim would be.

I was impressed as things went on just how unsure I was of what could happen in the climax of the story. It seemed as if there were plenty of justifiable variables. One of my guesses turned out to be halfway right, but even so, I felt blindsided by the ending. This is a book to stick with for the excellent twist and conclusion. I read Thrillers only for their endings because I love being surprised by books. It’s something that rarely happens these days, having read many Thrillers through the years, but when it does happen it’s sure to make me bump up my star rating. I can’t wait to read more from Rea Frey! She’s here to stay.

Pick up your copy of Because You’re Mine on August 6th.

Purchase on Amazon.


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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Alyssa says:

    I LOVE when a thriller can surprise me. I feel like so often they’re formulaic that it’s a rare feeling. Glad to hear this one is great. Great review!

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    1. Me too! It’s always what I’m hoping for when I read them. Thanks so much for reading my review.

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  2. AJ says:

    Sounds so good!

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    1. Worth reading, for sure!

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  3. Great review, Ashley! I loved this one, too, and was fortunate to do it as a buddy read. When I got to the 73% mark, I NEEDED to talk to someone about it and was glad I could. Amazing ending.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jonetta! I’m so happy you enjoyed it to. Rea’s books are great for discussing. This would’ve been great for a buddy read, so I’m glad you got to participate in one!

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  4. Carol says:

    I don’t read many thrillers, and so as a novice I’m always surprised! 😱😂😂😂

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    1. I wish I could go back to that point! 😂

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  5. Really need to read this one! It sounds soooo good! Awesome review 😊

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    1. Both of Rea Frey’s books are amazing! I definitely recommend them.

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      1. Awesome! I’ll definitely give them a read!

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  6. carhicks says:

    This sounds like a wonderful thriller that I need to move up my TBR. I enjoy when I think I have it figured out and there is a twist that sends my mind searching again. Wonderful review.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it too! I was definitely surprised by this one.

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