Because You're Mine: A Novel (Paperback)
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. And what will happen to Mason, 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.
About the Author
Rea Frey (she/her) is an award-winning author of several nonfiction books and the novels Not Her Daughter, Because You’re Mine, Until I Find You, and Secrets of Our House. She is also the founder and CEO of Writeway, which teaches writers about the business of publishing—not just the craft. She lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter.
Praise for BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE
One of POPSUGAR's 35 New Thrillers and Mysteries to Sink Your Teeth Into This Summer
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"Heartbreaking and unexpected...impossible to put down." - Publisher's Weekly
"Lives intersect in this thriller that will have the reader guessing until the final pages." - Entertainment Weekly
"You’ll love Rea Frey’s latest thriller." - Women.com
"If you enjoy a suspenseful summer read, you’ll be entranced from beginning to end with Rea Frey’s Because You’re Mine." - Working Mother Magazine, The 20 Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019
"[A] well-written tale." - Booklist
"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
"An edge-of-your-seat voyage.” –Catherine McKenzie, Bestselling author of The Good Liar and I’ll Never Tell
"Riveting, utterly unsettling [...] you'll think you know who masterminded the ultimate revenge plot. But you'll be wrong.” – Emily Carpenter, Bestselling author of Until the Day I Die and Burying the Honeysuckle Girls