Until You're Mine



Title: Until You're Mine
Author: Samantha Hayes
Publisher: Crown
Publication Date: April 15, 2014 U.S. release (first released January 1, 2013 in U.K.)
ISBN: 9781780891484
Number of Pages: 416
How I Got It: NetGalley
Format: Kindle

Summary:
You're alone. You're vulnerable. And you have something that someone else wants. At any cost.
 Claudia Morgan-Brown finally has it all. Pregnant with a much-wanted first baby of her own, she has a happily established family of two small step-sons and a loving husband with a great career. But she is also committed to her full-time job as a social worker, and her husband travels often. So when Claudia hires Zoe to help her around the house in anticipation of the baby’s arrival, it seems like the answer to her prayers. But despite Zoe's glowing recommendations and instant rapport with the children, there's something about her that Claudia cannot trust.

 Moreover, there has been a series of violent attacks on pregnant women in the area, and Claudia becomes acutely aware of her vulnerability. With her husband out of town for work and her family far away, who will be there to protect her? And why does she feel unsettled about Zoe? Realizing appearances can be deceiving even in her seemingly perfect world, Claudia digs deeper into Zoe’s blurry past and begins to wonder – how far would someone go to have a child of her own?
 Riveting from its very first pages, Until You’re Mine is a multilayered masterwork of twisted, psychological suspense. Readers of Before I Go to Sleep and Turn of Mind will be enthralled by this multilayered novel, featuring a twisted plot that ends in a breathtaking and shocking finale.

My Review:
This was an "OMG Whoa!" book! It's going to be very hard to write a review of this novel because I don't want to give too much away. This book is comparable to the smash hit "Gone  Girl" in that you do not know what will happen next. I am always disappointed if I figure out a story twist early on and then find myself bored completing a book. This was NOT that kind of book! I found myself constantly tweeting my book buddy Tamara who was reading this also. I was trying so hard to figure it out but just could not.  I was pleasantly confused throughout the entire story. 

Upper middle class blended family with social worker mother hires a nanny amidst a rash of fetal "abductions." Plus husband and wife investigators with two teen girls add a great secondary storyline. 
You will have creepy chills from the first time you read: "You're so lucky to be pregnant" until the final taunting line. This thriller is a definite recommendation for any reader, even ones that don't usually read this type of book...like me.

Be sure to check out Tamara's review (link to come) and enter our giveaway for a copy of Samantha Hayes' UNTIL YOU'RE MINE. Also, keep checking back all week as Tamara and I chat more about this release.

** I received this book in exchange for an honest review **






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