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Until You're Mine

A Novel

Hayes, Samantha

eBook - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Until You're Mine
Hiring Zoe to help her around the house as she prepares for her baby's arrival, Claudia Morgan-Brown discovers that there is something off about Zoe and, after learning about a series of vicious attacks on pregnant women in the area, worries that her own life is in danger.

Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, 2014
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 0804136904
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Alternate Title: Until you are mine


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Jan 23, 2015
  • BLACKSQUIRREL_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I usually figure out the "surprize" ending--this one surprized me. More
mystery than thriller, but kept me reading

Jan 03, 2015
  • Lynn0321 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hard book to put down. The end blew my mind. Loved the characters from the start. Can't wait to see what Samantha Hayes comes out with next

Dec 04, 2014

Very good book. Had me wondering to the end how it would end and ended with a big surprise. Excellent.

Jul 22, 2014
  • squirrelee rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A very good thriller. One of those that keeps you up way too late reading to find out what is going to happen. I look forward to other books by this author!

May 12, 2014
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This psychological thriller starts with Claudia Morgan-Brown and her husband James advertising for a nanny. James is in the Navy and Claudia is eight and a half months pregnant as well as the stepmother to 4 year old twins Noah and Oscar. Claudia is thrilled to finally be a mother in her own right, but sorry that James will be away for the birth. They both worry about the workload once the baby arrives. Zoe Harper is in her thirties and has a stellar resume, working for families sorry to see her leave. But we see enough background on Zoe to know there is something else going on with her, and she seems desperate to have a baby as well.
When Sally-Ann, a local woman, is found murdered with her baby cut out of her in a botched home Caesarian section, the police can't figure out why someone would do such a thing. Their search takes them to Sally-Ann's friends and acquaintances, including the father of the child and his contacts. The two DIs in charge of this case have different last names, but are husband and wife. They are going through a bad period though after Adam's episode of infidelity. When their oldest daughter Grace shows signs of rebellion, the two draw closer together, but don't know how to stop her.
Zoe is settling in well, with the twins getting along with her and Claudia's close friend Pip, also a pregnant mother, meeting her for playdates and school pickups. But Zoe's past keeps calling her, and she struggles to deal with her job as she sees it. When Claudia suspects her of accessing material she shouldn't, the police also take a closer look.
Lots of suspense here, and some nice twists and turns. Just when you think you have figured things out, the story shifts and you aren't sure of anything anymore. A great read.

May 11, 2014

"Claudia Morgan-Brown is coming to realise that she can't do it all -- nearing her due date, she's exhausted caring for two kids and working while her husband is away. It's time to hire some help, and on paper, Zoe looks great. But Claudia can't help but feel there's something off about her. Meanwhile, there have been several vicious attacks on pregnant women in the area, which only make her more fearful. Told from both Claudia and Zoe's points of view, as well as a female police investigator assigned to the case, Until You're Mine is a satisfyingly twisty, creepy read." Thrillers and Suspense May 2014 newslettter

Jul 27, 2013

This book left me with a feeling that I need to go back and, at least, skim through it again.
I need to see if i have missed something. It was an intriguing book, told in the first person by three different characters.


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