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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 19/03/2020
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'A beautifully told stroy about the raw pain and ecstasy of motherhood. I loved it.' Jane Corry

'I adored this powerful, emotive and sensitively written story about love and loss/' Louise Jensen

'Haunting and heart-rending ... a beautifully told story' Victoria Selman


'Who am I? Why am I here? Why did my mother give me away?'

On the surface, Luke and his girlfriend Hannah seem to have a perfect life. He's an A&R man, she's an arts correspondent and they are devoted to their new-born son Samuel.

But beneath the gloss Luke has always felt like an outsider. So when he finds his birth mother Alice, the instant connection with her is a little like falling in love.

When Hannah goes back to work, Luke asks Alice to look after their son. But Alice - fuelled with grief from when her baby was taken from her 27 years ago - starts to fall in love with Samuel. And Luke won't settle for his mother pushing him aside once again...

* * * * *

Why real readers love this emotionally gripping story by the author of HIM:


'Read it, read it, read it. One of my books of the year, without a doubt.' Goodreads reviewer

'Beautiful, haunting, emotional, and totally addictive.' Goodreads reviewer

'A realistic, character driven, highly-emotional and addictive read.' Goodreads reviewer

'Be warned: this novel will take over your life while you are reading it.' Goodreads reviewer

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409177760
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I lost sleep over this. A beautifully told story about the raw pain and ecstasy of motherhood. I loved it. * Jane Corry *
I adored this powerful, emotive and sensitively written story about love and loss. * Louise Jensen *
Oh I loved this! Clare Empson is now one of my favourite storytellers. Loved her debut so much, and this is just as good! * Amanda Reynolds *
A sensuous, raw, intense and captivating bittersweet story, written in gorgeous prose. My perfect read! * Caroline England *
It's beautifully written, but also so full of heart and emotion. It's right in that sweet spot of having the grip of a thriller but the emotional depth of a tragic love story. A heart-wrenching novel about families and love that will stay with me for a very long time. * Francesca Jakobi *
Clare Empson creates the most glamorous worlds. Even in the sympathetic exploration of despair and depression, her worlds are appealing and sophisticated. I read this in one sitting. * Rachael Blok, author of Under the Ice *
It's heartbreakingly brilliant, definitely one of my favourite books so far this year. * Louise Voss *
Haunting and heart-rending, MINE is a beautifully told story that stays with you long after the final page. * Victoria Selman *
Addictive and soulful, Clare Empson writes about love so well -- Hannah Persaud, author of The Codes of Love
I was utterly glued to this book and not a day has gone by since when I haven't thought about it. Stunning. Can't recommend it enough. * Anstey Harris *
An intriguing, meticulously researched novel, MINE gets right to the heart of the mother-child relationship and the impact of adoption. * WOMAN'S WEEKLY *
An excellent, unsettling read * Woman's Way *

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“An story of intense love, heartbreak and loss”

I was a huge fan of Clare Empson's first book, Him. It was one of my top reads of last year. I couldn't wait to read Mine but I did wonder, having read the synopsis, whether it would have the same impact for... More

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“A thriller of a family drama”

This is a psychological thriller with an emotional edge.

Luke had been adopted when very young and he now has a family of his own. He has a young son, Samuel with his partner Hannah.

He is newly reunited with his... More

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“Emotional and Engaging”

My thanks to NetGalley and publisher Orion Publishing Group for the ARC.
This was an emotionally-charged read. Told between now (2000) where Luke is meeting his birth mother, Alice, for the first time and then... More

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