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Mine

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,904 ratings  ·  364 reviews
The baby in the nursery is not your baby.

Waking up after an emergency caesarean, you demand to see your son.

But it's someone else's child.

No one believes you - not the hospital, not your father, not your loyal husband.

They say you're delusional. Dangerous.

They suspect you want to steal another baby.

All you know is that you must find your own child before he's out of reach
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ebook, e-first, 464 pages
Published March 8th 2018 by Penguin
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Pauline
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Sasha wakes up in hospital after an emergency caesarean, she is desperate to see her baby. When she is taken to the hospital nursery she immediately knows that the baby they show her is not hers. Nobody will listen to her and even her husband will not believe her. How can she get them to admit that a mistake has been made and how can she find her own baby. This book has a few twists and turns and keeps you guessing about the outcome. I would like to thank NetGalley and Penguin UK - Michael Josep ...more
Louise Wilson
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Waking up after a Caesarean section, you demand to see your baby. But it's not your baby and no one believes you. Not even your husband.

When Sasha wakes up after an emergency Caesarean section, all see wants is to be taken to see her new baby. She is adamant that the baby is not hers. No one believes her, not even her husband, Mark. Sasha ends up being put into psychiatric care. But Sasha is a Doctor and knows something is wrong. A story that is relevant, full of lies, cover ups and a past Sasha
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Victorian based GP turned writer Susi Fox has made her presence known on the Australian publishing scene with her debut novel, Mine. With the main crux of the novel revolving around a possible stolen a baby and one new mother’s fight to reclaim her baby, Mine is one emotional based tale. I am going to say straight up this one of the best psychological fiction based novels I have read for this year and I do not think Mine will be leaving my side for quite so
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Mandy White
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
When Sash wakes up in the hospital after giving birth early in an emergency caesarean she can't wait to meet her baby. But immediately she knows that the baby they tell her is hers is not. Wha has happened, where is her baby?

Nobody believes her and she is admitted to the mental health unit. Secrets about her mother are revealed and she starts to think maybe she is wrong... but a mother knows her own child does'nt she?

This book may not be for everyone as it deals with some tough subjects of mis
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BIBLIOMANIAC MJ
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having to undergo an emergency c-section under general anaesthesia, Sasha, a doctor, wakes up relieved to discover her premature baby has survived the procedure. HOWEVER...when she lays eyes on her baby, she is adamant that the baby in front of her is not the baby she gave birth to. No one believes her. She must be in shock after her trauma. Is this a case of ' mother always knows best' and there is a terrible conspiracy at play, or is Sasha beginning to lose her mind?

Susi Fox's medical backgrou
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Sue
A surprisingly good read and very interesting although I’m a bit sceptical about the way the story opens.

I keep questioning myself if I’d know my own baby if I had a caesarean and was put out, would I question when I woke up and my baby was placed in my arms, would I question if this was my baby?
Unless I was put in that situation I guess I’d never know.

That aside, the book was full of twists that will get you tied up in knots, hidden secrets.

Definitely worth your time.
Dale Harcombe
Three and a half stars
After an emergency caesarean Sasha, a pathologist, is desperate to see her baby. But when she is shown the small prematurely born baby in the nursery, she feels no connection at all to him. She is convinced this is not her child. Why will no-one believe her? Not the doctors, not the nurses, not even her husband Mark. Sasha is determined to find her real baby, despite the obstacles that are set in her way. People are hiding secrets and lying to her. She just needs to find ou
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Eva
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Flipping heck! I was so not prepared for the rollercoaster ride of emotions ‘Mine’ took me on!

Sasha wakes up in hospital after an emergency c-section. When she is finally shown her baby, she’s convinced this tiny infant is not hers. Nobody believes her, not even her husband. With everyone against her, what can Sasha do? Let herself be convinced this child is hers? Pretend to love a child she feels isn’t hers? Or keep searching for the baby she believes truly belongs to her?

Sasha has had quite th
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Aneets
Sep 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
I've read some bad books this year but this may just be the worst of the lot. The initial premise is solid but the way it plays out is so so ludicrous. I did not believe one bit of the hospital experience described in the book (I can't believe this was written by a GP!) and after dragging on for an eternity with nothing happening it winds up in the last 50 or so pages with enough ridiculous plot twists to make an episode of the Bold and the Beautiful seem realistic in comparison. I feel sorry fo ...more
Sarah
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow I really did enjoy this book. It was a heartbreaking read, it was certainly one of the saddest books I’ve read. I felt terrible for Sash throughout the book and how no one was listening to her. I didn’t know what to believe and my opinion on whether she had the right baby or not changed throughout the book. I did find it really sad at the end and really felt for Sash but I’m glad despite it all she did get her happy ending in the end. I’m glad she got the chance to finally be a mother. It wa ...more
Theresa Smith
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aww2018
I was rather unprepared for how completely absorbing and incredibly unsettling this novel was. I thought I was in for an emotional read – and it was! – but the psychological thriller aspect caught me by surprise in the very best of ways. I’m pretty fussy with thrillers, particularly the domestic drama/psychological ones, but Mine ticked all of my boxes soundly. What a literary talent Susi Fox is! This is a cracking debut that is not only engaging but also intelligent, both in terms of its themes ...more
Kim
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Setting: Australia. Pathologist Sasha and her husband have been trying unsuccessfully for a baby - having suffered two miscarriages and with their marriage almost on the rocks, Sasha is delighted to finally discover she is pregnant. However, she goes into labour prematurely and ends up having to have an emergency C-section. Waking after the operation, Sasha is looking forward to meeting her new baby girl - only to find that her baby is a boy. Not only that, Sasha is convinced that the baby is no ...more
Lisa-Marie Forge
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.

Mine is written by Susi Fox who is medical in background. This really showed through and to get all the details correct, I think it was important.

Sash gives birth via an emergency C-section, and when she goes to see her baby, she is convinced that he (the scans said she was having a girl) wasn't hers.

But staff in the hospital don't believe her, neither does her Dad, neither does her partner. We, as readers, just aren't sure!

Th
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Bibliophile
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Babies get switched all the time (have fun getting sucked into that particular internet rabbit hole), and for a suspense novel it's a great topic. This one manages to make it dull, mainly thanks to a main character who makes no psychological sense.

Her new baby is not actually her baby, she thinks, and nobody believes her. It's kinda understandable that they think she's loopy, acting all irrationally and inconsistently. One moment she's arranging secret DNA-tests, which is an immensely rational t
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Kali Napier
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aww2018
Full disclosure -- I read Mine in a very early manuscript form. However, this version is so different! The end twist is different, and several storylines that occurred at the mother-baby unit no longer happen. Here we get to see Sasha's husband Mark's POV as well. I felt like I was reading a new book. The only thing that was the same for me between both versions, was they both gripped me totally. Which is saying something the second time around as I thought I knew who'd 'dunnit'. What this adds ...more
Laurel
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand it was a fairly interesting psychological thriller with a good storyline. But on the other hand it was slightly repetitive in the narrative for the first third of the story and too many parts were implausible.
It was hard to know whether to feel sorry for Sasha or whether to feel totally unsympathetic due to her lack of feelings for her newborn. So I found it hard to connect with her character.
The pace was steady but for me it lacked excitement an
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Natalie M
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent psychological thriller by debut Australian author Susi Fox. The characters and plot take you on a truly intriguing, chilling, brain-twisting journey.
Sasha Moloney awakes after an emergency C-section to find she has given birth not to the expected baby girl but a baby boy. Her maternal instinct tell her this is not her baby. The drama unveils both family and marital issues, medical and technological issues and it keeps developing. This is such a convincing read you feel as though you a
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Yvonne Fisher
May 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointed

I was unimpressed with this story it was boring and I continued reading it thinking It would have a good ending but I was disappointed
Agi
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sasha Moloney has to undergo an emergency c- section under general anaesthesia. She has longed for her own child for a long time and after a couple of miscarriages she has finally got pregnant and now this c - section at 35 weeks pregnant after being involved in an accident. As soon as she lays eyes on her newborn, she knows it - she is sure that he's not her baby! However, when she raises this concern, nobody believes her: not her father, not her husband, not the medical staff and soon she's la
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Lady Delacour
Mine is a Nightmare
of a Horror Story.
Want to be moms or
expecting mothers,
skip this story.
Read and listened
with text to speech app.
Clean except for
some Foul Language.
Fiona MacDonald
A great premise for a story, and because I had recently watched "The Secrets she keeps" I was all for a mistaken baby premise.
Sasha and her husband Mark are finally successful in becoming pregnant after years of trying. However, when the story starts, Sasha is in hospital, recovering from C-section surgery, and is confused and surprised to find that the baby she thought was a girl is actually a boy. When she first sees him, she can't understand why she feels no connection to him whatsoever, unti
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Sara Oxton
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mine by Susi Fox a thrilling five-star read. This was such a compelling read, it’s so complex and beautifully written the story could be a story that is to dark, but there is something about it that will brighten you and make you feel for the characters whether you have been in similar situations or not. Mine is a chilling psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and thrilled beyond belief. The story is one that will turn your stomach putting yourself in the main charac ...more
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Wow, what an utterly gripping, chilling and thought provoking read this was! I like twisty books that keep me guessing and this book certainly did that. I thought this was well written and it kept my interest from the first page to the last, all I can say is, it makes you wonder what is really going on in other people's lives and minds.
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As a parent myself, having read the synopsis, I knew this book would be a "must read" for me. I was drawn in right from the word go. The narr
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Jay Dwight
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

A psychological drama that will play with your mind.

Sasha wakes up alone after an emergency caesarean. She is thrilled to learn her baby survived. But when she "meets" her baby, she is adamant that this is not her baby. No one believes her and they think she is delusional.

I enjoyed the journey with this, and flipped frequently between believing Sasha was right in knowing this wasn't her baby, and thinking maybe she really is just suffering from mental illness. The quality of the writi
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gem
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mine is a dark and tense thriller which explores some pretty intense issues. If you've struggled with conceiving or suffered miscarriages it can be a bit too much at times, and I'd say it needs a trigger warning on it as it may spoil some people's enjoyment of it.
I loved the story and the fact that Sasha is an unreliable narrator because I genuinely didn't know what to believe and what was actually real!
It's hard to say much about this as the best thing is just to go in blind (other than the af
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Dawn
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-tbr
Thank you netgalley and the publishers for this arc in exchange for my honest review.

Sasha and Mark are having marital issues that she hope can be fixed with a baby. After an emergency c-section, Sasha wakes up alone and confused and desperate to see her baby. When she sees him she is adamant that the baby is not hers and is desperate to find her child.

I really don't want to say more as this would spoil the story for others but what a brilliant read. I devoured it over a day and really enjoyed
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Linda Brae
Aug 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
I enjoyed the story in this book up until the ending. Too far fetched & no way it would happen in real life. Disappointing end to a half decent read 😔 ...more
Amanda
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Every so often I read a book that really unsettles me and I can’t get it out of my head for a long time after I have finished it. Well ‘Mine’ by Susi Fox is one of those books. In the end I loved reading it but more about that in a bit.
I had conflicting feelings about Sasha who is the main character and the narrator for most of the story. I alternated between wanting to slap her with a wet fish and giving her a great big hug. Sasha has wanted a child for quite a long time but her husband refused
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Clare
With thanks to Netgalley and Penguin books for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.

The story begins with Sasha, a pathologist waking up after an emergency C section. Sasha and her husband Mark had been involved in a minor car accident which brought on an early Labour at 35 weeks.

When Sasha asked to see her baby the nurse called her by the wrong name. Sasha's ultrasound showed she was expecting girl but was shocked when she found out she had a boy.

When Sasha saw Toby she was convi
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Cass Moriarty
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mine (Penguin Books 2018) is the debut psychological thriller by Australian writer Susi Fox, and it is a gripping story that strikes at the heart of the worst fears of a new parent. Sasha Moloney awakes after an emergency caesarean to find herself alone and unaccountably anxious. Her womb is empty but there is no baby in sight; her husband Mark is nowhere to be seen. Set over the period of only one week, the story is narrated by Sasha with flashbacks narrated by Mark, and we immediately get the ...more
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