Friday, September 5, 2014

Until You're Mine by Samantha Hayes: a review

When I recently read Until You're Mine by Samantha Hayes, the book drew me in--I found it difficult to pull myself away from the story.

Claudia Morgan-Brown has it all--a loving husband with a great career, an established family with 2 adorable stepsons, and she's pregnant with her first, long-awaited and much hoped for baby.  But she is also committed to her full time job as a social worker, so she hires an almost-seems-too-good-to-be-true nanny, Zoe, to help out with the children.

To top it off, there has been a rash of attacks on pregnant women recently, leaving Claudia feeling vulnerable.  With her husband out of town for work and her family far away, who will protect her?  And why does she feel so unsettled about her nanny, Zoe?

This book sucked me in from the very first chapter.  It is compelling, well written, and real.  The authors' descriptions make the characters, settings, and situations come alive.  It was like reading a movie.  I knew what was going to happen, but I just had to keep reading to find out how and why.  A plot twist near the end sent my mind reeling--in fact, I'm still shaking my head about it.  I think that's the mark of a masterful author, to tell the truth.  This story made my head spin, and I never saw it coming, but in retrospect, it makes sense.  I have to read this book again, now that I know how it ends.

Bottom line: you might not want to read this book while you're pregnant, but if you're looking for an intelligent thriller that you can't put down, this is your book.

I received this book for free from the publisher through Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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