Tell Me You’re Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck
Published: September 4, 2018 by Penguin Publishing Group
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
Verdict: A domestic suspense debut, 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.
Story Locale: Sweden
Elisabeth Noreback lives in Stockholm with her husband and three children. She holds a Master of Science in Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She started her writing on a psychological thriller during her maternity leave, and now is a full-time novelist. Tell Me You’re Mine is her first novel.
I waited too long for this book, as I’ve been hearing all about it. The plot is pretty interesting, as it combines the lives of 3 women of different ages, coming from varying backgrounds.This book is translated into English from the author’s Native Language Swedish, maybe that’s the drawback of the book, as it fails to deliver the pace and anticipation in the plot.
The entire story is narrated by the 3 women in subject, but as they talk, there is neither a significance nor a difference in the characters, one could notice. All seem the same, and at some point the reader could easily get mixed up with the characters unless you read the Title of character given to every chapter.
Apart from that, I guess this is an interesting domestic noir with a rather subtle plot. It’s highly psychological as one of the women is a psychologist herself. Irony, Indeed! I’d recommend this book for a binge read, over a relaxed weekend!
Thanks to Penguin Publishing Group and G.P. Putnam’s Sons for an advanced copy, in exchange of my honest review. All the opinions are my own.
Happy reading. XoXo!