Tell Me You're Mine
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 CRIMETIME SPECSAVERS AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT
Where is the line between hope and madness?
Your two worst fears ... losing your child and losing your mind
Stella only turned away for a second when her baby vanished. Though the little girl’s body was never found, Alice was assumed to have drowned, but Stella has never been able to extinguish the hope th...more
I give this 4 stars. I’ll tell you why later.
The plot in this book is excellent. I can’t really fault it. The loss of a child you never get over but just imagine turning around for an instant and your child is gone.
The Police search come up with nothing. She gets to bury her child, make it final but without a body within that coffin can a Mother move on?
I imagined myself with so many questions. I really wou ...more
Loved the first half of the book even if the writing was overly dramatic at times. Unfortunately, the rest of the book is a mess. Stella Widstrand, a psychotherapist, starts seeing a new patient named Isabelle. Stella is convinced Isabelle is her daughter who went missing twenty years ago and was never found. As Stella attempts to get answers, her world turns upside down.
So it was very easy to get caught up in the story of whether this really was Stella's missing child or if Stella is ...more
Stella Widstrand is a psychotherapist who starts seeing a new patient named Isabelle. Stella believes that Isabelle is her daughter who went missing twenty years ago and was never found. As Stella becomes obsessive with finding out the truth.. her world turns upside down.
I was very curious of finding out if Isabelle was really Stella's missing child or if there is something else sinister going in with Isabelle. Unfortunately, the ...more
The lives of 3 women collide with a deadly force. Three women: one who believes she has found her long lost daughter, one terrified she's about to lose her child, and one determined to understand who she truly is.
Stella is a psychotherapist with a tragic past. More than 20 years ago her infant daughter disappeared. Authorities determined that she had somehow got out of her stroller and fell into the swirling waters and drowned. Even though there is a marker in the cemetery with her name, she is ...more
This book is told through the eyes of three different characters (Stella, Isabelle and Kerstin). Stella was on a family vacation by the sea twenty years ago. On that vacation, Stella's daughter disappeared and it was presumed that she drowned. All that remained was her red stroller which was turned over in the sand. Her body was never found.
Stella never believed that her daughter was dead. ...more
A successful psychotherapist with her own practice, Stella lived a peaceful life with husband and son. And in walked a girl Isabelle, resembling her dead daughter. And her mental trauma started.
Stella Wildstrand, now approaching 40, is a successful psychologist and ps ...more
Teenage mom Stella’s baby Alice disappears and is presumed dead. Twenty years later, now a therapist, Stella believes new client Isabelle is actually Alice. Her husband thinks her psychiatric problems have returned. Stella thinks someone, possibly Alice’s kidnapper, is gaslighting her.
TELL ME YOU’RE MINE, translated from Swedish, never pulled me in. Th ...more
The synopsis of this story sounded so amazingly good that I was really looking forward to it. A missing child, who years later turns up? Or does she...? But unfortunately this book just didn't agree with me. I couldn't get into it and it wasn't what I was expecting. It felt flat and I was uninterested in it. ...more
Stella is almost 40, a successful psychotherapist, in a loving marriage with Henrik, and they share a young son, Milo. She may seem to have it all together, but Stella was part of another family: one broken leaving her permanently fractured.
In her late teenage years, lovebirds Stella and Daniel become pregnant and welcome bab ...more
I spent the majority of the novel not knowing whether or not Stella's beliefs and suspicions were justified and whether everyone in Stella's life wants her to move on from the loss of her child because it would be easier for them, not necessarily easier for her. I vacillated between thinking her beliefs were justified and thinking ...more
I rate this book a 3 out of 5
I enjoyed this story, and I think it was translated very well. I had a comment on my Bookstagram post earlier today, where the person had read the non translated version, and she felt that the U.S. version lost something in translation, and for her it didn’t read as well. I however still really enjoyed it, and would never been able to guess it ...more
Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada and Putnam for providing me with a free copy of this book to read.
This book follows 3 women… One woman is sure she has found her lost lost daughter. Stella is married and has a son and works as a successful therapist counseling others in need. When she was much younger she had a daughter namd Alice that suddenly disappeared without a trace and Stella has been heartbroken over the ...more
I would categorize this book as a psychological drama novel and it’s a very good one.
When I first read the plot of the novel, it seemed more of a straight up drama to me but then I read some reviews about the novel and decided to give it a shot, and I’m very happy that I did. I have to say I have read similar novels to this one, but this one just stood out then the other ones. It had this distinctness to it that was so enjoyable to read and it that what makes it ...more
There are some seriously screwed up characters in this book. Who is telling the truth? Is that girl now in the surgery where you work?
The book is set in Stockholm and there are some mentions of the parks - ideal for escaping your own thoug ...more
A real page turner I thoroughly enjoyed.
TELL ME YOU’RE MINE is Elisabeth Norebäck’s debut. She is currently working on her second novel.