Francine Day is a high flying lawyer about to apply for silk, ambitious and brilliant. She just needs one headline grabbing client to seal her place as queen's counsel … Martin Joy. The attraction is instant. Obsessive.
They embark on a secret affair and Francine thinks she can hold it together. But then Mar...more
I thought that this one read like a Hollywood movie (and I can easily see it playing out on the big screen). Thoroughly enjoyed this "guilty pleasure" which was sexy with slow burning suspense (which I liked).
The narrator is a London divorce lawyer named Francine and she falls hard for her wealthy client, Martin. She is young and on the fast track to a prestigious legal career. She just can't help resist Martin and they have a palpable chemistry (not to mention a steamy affair). She becom ...more
It's fast paced, surprising, and breath catching I spent most of this book screaming inside " oh for god sake what now " and the classic " Noooo!!"
It has everything from forbidden relationships, stalking and a missing soon to be Ex wife 😱
If you have a free weekend this is the book I definitely would recommend as once you start there's no stopping .
Don't get me wrong this isn't terrible by any means, if you are a fan of psychological thrillers this one will probably hit a lot of marks for a lot of readers. I AM a fan of psychological thrillers, even though I'm probably over saturated with them I can't seem to stop reading them - ...more
Consumed with a passion she cannot control and increasingly obsessed with Martin’s relationship with his wife, Donna, Francine follows the woman one night . . . and discovers her having dinner with her supposedly soon-to-be-ex-husband.
The next morning, ...more
Having an affair is definitely not the wick you want to set alight!
Francine has made it. A life in the city, a cute apartment, an amazing job as a divorce Lawyer and a possible chance of promotion. She just does not have that someone to share it with!
Here comes Martin, handsome, rich, successful and MARRIED! It happene ...more
Earmarked as a hot new thriller of 2018 by bookseller WH Smith, Mine is the sinister, gripping and dark novel from J.L. Butler. Mine is the perfect example of a twisted and tautly told tale. It revolves around the world of lawyers, courts and their clients, as the lives of a barrister and her wealthy client converge in a tale of obsession.
Francine Day is not your ordinary divorce lawyer, she has fought hard to gain a respected reputation in the London Courts ...more
Everything is on target career wise until she meets new client Martin Joy who is divorcing wife Donna. They start a relationship but when Donna goes missing Martin is the main suspect.
This was an intense and gripping psychological thriller. I was hooked from the very beginning. Fast paced and wonderfully written. A must ready.
Francine Day, a divorce lawyer, has spent years bringing her career up to this level.
Usually I loved hearing the sound of his voice, but that afternoon I could hardly bear to speak to him, not after the things Phil had told me which had jolted me into a reality I did not want to face.
She is strong, ruthless and lives by an iron code...until Martin Joy comes into her life.
Martin Joy, her latest client, is rich, handsome...and there's just something about him that sends her sizzling ...more
This is a fast-paced psychological thriller that really defines the word obsession. Francine Day is a hard working divorce lawyer in London. She’s worked tirelessly building a reputation in a male dominated field, but against her better judgment, has an affair with her client, Martin Joy. She becomes obsessed with Martin and fixated on his soon-to-be ex-wife, Donna. When Donna go ...more
Mine by J. L. Butler. (2018).
Francine is a high-flying lawyer about to apply for silk; she just need one headline grabbing client to seal her place as Queen's Counsel. Enter Martin - a high profile divorce case. The attraction is instant and they start a secret affair. But then Martin's ex Donna goes missing and Martin is the prime suspect. As the case unravels so does Francine because it turns out she was the last person to see Donna alive...
I didn't mi ...more
The premise for J.L Butler’s Mine sounded really intriguing, as did the idea of a barrister heroine, so I jumped right in and was immediately pulled into the story. I don’t read many mysteries (I tend to prefer romantic suspense), but this one grabbed me right away, and even though there were a few things about the plotline and central character that made me scratch my head, I was pretty much gripped from beginning to end.
Francine Day, a hard-working barrister in her ...more
Really enjoyed reading this psychological thriller, narrated by the main character. Done really well with some humour and drama.
All the characters are well developed.
Really did not see the ending, there was obviously a twist coming, but I couldn't see which way it was going.
The main character is Fran who has dragged herself up by her northern bootstraps to forge a successful career as a barrister in the mecca that is London. She is portrayed as clever and sharp but one smoldering look from Martin, a client consulting her about his divorce proceedings, turns her into a simpering wreck. He is, of course, very good looking and very rich.
Part way through the divorce proceedings ...more
A really fantastic and thrilling read with very powerful emotions. I can relate to this story personally. An excellent read!!! This book makes you think about things personal in your own life yet still picturing yourself in the book as if you are there and it’s real. Very cleverly written and was sad that it came to an end. Recommend this book 110%!!!
Francine Day is a divorce lawyer who is at the top of her game and everyone knows and respects her. She never steps out of line or leaves anything to chance - a perfectionist. This all changes when Martin Joy, a sexy, charismatic CEO hires her to be his divorce lawyer. It doesn't tak ...more
The thread follows a group of ambitious individuals who will stop at nothing to achieve their life's desire but is mixed with a helping of romance, sex and obsessive behaviour. I empathised, I got angry, I ...more
My only complaint was that I struggled to emphasize with the Fran. She made some really poor decisions that were brushed off as part of her bipolar disorder.