Mine – Casey Kelleher


Rebecca Dawson lives a life that many women want – married to wealthy, handsome businessman Jamie and new mum to beautiful daughter, Ella, she thinks nothing can burst her bubble. Until a series of sinister events leaves Rebecca convinced that she is being stalked. While her only priority is keeping Ella safe, Rebecca knows that this might be more than coincidence, and fears that her past is back to haunt her. Because somebody knows what she did. They are watching her, tormenting her and soon they are going to make her pay.

While she hides her past, Rebecca finds herself unable to trust anyone, not even her husband, Jamie. Because Jamie is keeping secrets too. Is Jamie gas-lighting Rebecca into thinking she is going mad, in a bid to cover up his own sordid lies? Or is someone more sinister seeking their revenge?

Book Information: Print Length: 358 pages. Publication Date: 7 Jan 2020

Casey Kelleher was born in Cuckfield, West Sussex. Growing up she became an avid reader, loving in particular gritty crime thrillers and gangland books.

Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time. She has since published 12 books, including her debut psychological thriller MINE, and her latest gritty crime series- The DC Lucy Murphy Trilogy.  

My Review

This is my first book by Casey Kelleher which, if you have Amazon Prime, is currently free to borrow or only 99p to buy.

This is Casey’s first standalone psychological thriller, having made her name as a gangland/crime author previously and is also my first book by this author.

Mine is the tale of Rebecca, who appears to have it all at first glance. A handsome and wealthy husband called Jamie, a beautiful and luxurious home, and a brand new gorgeous baby daughter called Ella. It seems that Rebecca has found her Prince Charming and all her dreams have come true.

However, in the true style of any psychological thriller, all is not quite what it seems and whilst Rebecca should be enjoying her life, she quickly finds herself descending into a living nightmare. Motherhood is not all it is cracked up to be, the baby won’t stop crying, Rebecca hasn’t slept for weeks, the house is a tip, her nerves are shredded, Jamie seems to be distancing himself from her and now she has the unnerving feeling of being watched.

As Rebecca’s mental health starts to affect her judgement and behaviour, the reader begns to question her reliability as a narrator and whether her paranoia is real or someone is actually out to get her.

I really enjoyed this story which is full of twists and turns and dark, dirty secrets threatening to be revealed slowly throughout the book.

This was an easy 4 star read for me.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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