A Review of BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE by Rea Frey


Rea Frey’s second suspense novel, BECAUSE YOU’RE MINE, will be published on August 6th 2019 by St. Martin's Griffin.

Grace and Lee – best friends for years – are both single moms with young sons. But their lives are vastly different. Grace’s ex-husband is still in the picture, and they share custody. Grace has a fairly normal life. Lee, on the other hand, is raising her son by herself. Mason is on-the-spectrum, and Lee’s days revolve around taking care of him. Noah, Mason’s at-home, teacher, is a huge help to Lee, but it seems his has ulterior motives for wanting to spend so much time with Mason. When Lee, Grace, and their friends go away for a long weekend, secrets are revealed, lives are destroyed, and one of the women dies in a tragic accident.  

Wow. Wow, wow, wow. I have no words. BECAUSE YOU’RE MINE is a suspenseful novel full of twists, turns, and secrets. The novel is told from three different perspectives – Grace, Lee, and Noah. None of these characters is the most reliable narrator, and the reader will be left questioning how much of their story is the truth or is it just a story what they want the other characters and the readers to believe. The novel also bounces back-and-forth between the past and the present – showing the events that took place that led us to current action. Grace, Lee, and Noah all have secrets – some of which are easy to guess given the hints while others will take the reader by surprise. Certain parts of the novel seemed a little too far-fetched, but it was still an intriguing story about how secrets can affect us and how far people will go to get what they want.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.