Because You’re Mine

by Rea Frey

An “insidious, suspenseful tale” (J.T. Ellison) with a “shocker of an ending you won’t see coming” (Michele Campbell), Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey, the author who “brings to mind Jodi Picoult” (Booklist) and “will appeal to readers of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen” (Sally Hepworth) is a novel about how the truth will set you free.

But it’s the lies that keep you safe.

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.

Available August 6, 2019

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Editorial Reviews

An insidious, suspenseful tale full of lies and twists, Frey is a great new talent to watch.

J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Tear Me Apart
[A] tautly suspenseful and wickedly twisty thriller that will have the reader guessing until the very last pages.

David Bell, USA Today bestselling author of Layover

Lulls you into a false sense of security and then pulls the rug out from under you―more than once…will appeal to readers of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.

Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law and The Family Next Door

Dark, intense and gripping, full of secrets and lies, with a shocker of an ending you won’t see coming.

Michele Campbell, author of It’s Always the Husband and She Was the Quiet One

Riveting, utterly unsettling […] you’ll think you know who masterminded the ultimate revenge plot. But you’ll be wrong.

Emily Carpenter, bBestselling author of Until the Day I Die and Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

An edge-of-your-seat voyage.

Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of The Good Liar and I’ll Never Tell