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Tell Me You're Mine

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,723 ratings  ·  348 reviews


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

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Published September 4th 2018 by Allison & Busby (first published September 2017)
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This ticks a lot of boxes, hence me adding it to several of my shelves here on Goodreads.

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
Katie B
2.5 stars

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
Tell Me You're Mine is a slow simmering suspenseful tale of three women: Stella, a psychologist, wife and mother to a 13 year old boy and to a child that was presumed dead twenty years ago. Isabelle, who is seeking answers about her own very confusing life after she was harshly told that the father who recently died was not her biological father and Kirsten, Isabelle's mother, who is desperately trying to hold on to her daughter while her life is crumbling to pieces around her. As the lives of t ...more
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tell Me You're Mine was an interesting thriller to say the least.
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
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
I really, really enjoyed this book! Sometimes when you read a book that has been translated from another language, it comes across choppy, but that was not the case with Tell Me You're Mine. A little farfetched at times, but great story!!
Linda Strong

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
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free e-copy of Tell Me You're Mine by Elisabeth Noreback from NetGalley for my honest review.

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.
Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
This is a DNF @ 52% review, and that's why I'm not leaving a star rating. Despite being written well and being truly engaging, this read turned out to be far too triggering for me. It's about a mother suddenly suspecting that she met a child who was abducted and thought dead about 20 years ago. There's lots of talk about depression (for multiple of the characters), lots of discussion about guilt and just general human manipulations. I guess the fact that it gave me anxiety attacks means ...more
Twenty years ago, Stella's baby went missing while on a family vacation. Stella believed someone took her child, but the authorities in the case determined that the baby likely got too close to the ocean and drowned. Despite no body being found, the baby, Alice, was declared dead. However, Stella has continued to believe her child to be out there somewhere. Stella is now a therapist, and her new patient, Isabelle, bears a striking resemblance to what she imagines her daughter would look like.

Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A missing child arc is one of my favorite. This book by Elisabeth Noreback was a predictive formulaic story about a mother Stella losing her child 20 years ago where everyone, including her partner Daniel, were convinced that her one-year-old daughter had upturned her pram and drowned. BUT NOT STELLA.

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.

Originally released in her native language, TELL ME YOU'RE MINE is Elisabeth Norebäck's domestic suspense debut set in Sweden. A slow simmering suspenseful tale, the story surrounds three women whose lives ultimately collide with unrelenting force. Stella, who believes she has found her long lost daughter, Kerstin who is terrified she's about to lose her child, and Isabelle who is determined to understand who she truly is.

Stella Wildstrand, now approaching 40, is a successful psychologist and ps
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***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of TELL ME YOU’RE MINE by Elisabeth Norebäck in exchange for my honest review.***

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
*thank you to Netgalley, Elisabeth Norebäck and Allison & Busby for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

2 stars.

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.
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This book is edge of your seat story. It’s about Stella, her husband and son. Stella is still hurt when her 1 year old daughter drowned. She wound up in psychiatric hospital. is Everything is going ok until Stella sees her daughter Alice again.
Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
When I read the synopsis for Tell Me You’re Mine I was sold. I am a fan of suspense/thriller books and the “is this my long lost daughter” narrative seemed very intriguing.

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
This book is one of many that have been written lately using the unreliable narrator trope. Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and The Woman in the Window come to mind.

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
Laura Rash
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot damn! That was one intense read! I literally squirmed in my seat the last few chapters repeating “oh shit oh shit”! Excellent thriller with a few new twists on a child kidnapping!
Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
Thank you Putnam Books #Partner for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress...

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
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
With a title like that you just know it’s going to have something to do with a very specific, obsessive kind of love. The kind a mother might, though really shouldn’t, have for her child. And there it is. Love. Obsession. Motherhood. The pillars of estrogen based modern psychological suspense thriller. Split narrative model of storytelling, but the main protagonist gets the most page time, because, of course, it’s pretty fun to watch a psychologist go insane. Or, at least, have everyone think sh ...more
Dimitris Passas (TapTheLine)
Elisabeth Norebäck is a new, worthy addition to the top Swedish crime fiction writers and "Tell Me You're Mine" is her debut novel that was recently translated into English. I enjoyed the book though I believe that it would be better if it was about 100 pages shorter. That doesn't mean that it is a tedious read as Norebäck's prose is flowing naturally and the characters are three-dimensional and convincing. The dialogue is also unforced and the descriptions of the protagonists' though process is ...more
Marc Bougharios
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What an amazing debut novel!
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
Set largely in a psychologist's room, and inside the heads of the characters, this is one claustrophobic read. Suits the nature of the story though. Imagine losing your child when she was one, only to think you recognise her in your surgery some 21 years later.

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
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this as a download from Edelweiss! I didn’t even have to request it. This book started out slow for me, but the ending was great. There were many twists and turns and my heart aches for Stella and Alice. Worth the read
Inn Auni
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book open with Stella's point of view. She's a psychologist and a certified psychotherapist. She had a new patient by the name Isabelle Karlsson and immediately assumed Isabelle was her long lost daughter. For a psychologist, Stella couldn't sort out her mind or feeling. It was hard to read her view. Isabelle just lost her dad. And she blamed someone for it. Unlike Stella, I was subjective about Isabelle. There must be more to her even though her thought was also a jumble just like Stella. K ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tell Me You're Mine is a domestic suspense with an interesting concept. Told from multiple perspectives, we meet Stella and Isabelle. Stella is a psychotherapist who meets with her new client, Isabelle. She is astonished and adamant that Isabelle is her daughter that disappeared more than twenty years ago. This meeting begins a ride towards a stunning conclusion. I enjoyed the fast paced nature of the story and the various twists. While I figured out the plot pretty early on, it was fun to ride ...more
Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
Thank you to PenguinRandomHouse Canada for a free copy of this book for review. This is a story of three women. Stella, a psychotherapist, has never recovered from losing her daughter 20 years. The mystery was never solved as to what happened to her infant daughter. Stella has always believed her daughter was kidnaped and is still alive. Isabelle, a twenty year old college student, begins seeing Stella professionally. Stella then becomes convinced that Isabelle is her missing daughter. Kersten i ...more
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
This was insane! This was such a wild story and it kept escalating and getting more crazy! I’m soooo exhausted because this was so emotionally draining, I had so many emotions!
Jay Dwight
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An impressive debut. A psychological thriller dealing with three women whose worlds collide. Stella is a psychotherapist who still mourns the daughter she lost over 20 years ago. Isabelle comes into her life seeking counselling, and Stella becomes convinced Isabelle is her missing daughter. Isabelle's protective mother is the third piece of this triangle.
A real page turner I thoroughly enjoyed.
Stephanie (earlgreyreads)
Twenty years ago, Stella lost her infant daughter Alice when she disappeared during a vacation at the beach. Now in present day, Stella has seemingly moved on; she lives with her husband and thirteen-year-old son and works as a psychotherapist. When a new client named Isabelle enters her office, Stella’s world shifts, as Isabelle’s characteristics closely match her perceptions of what Alice would look like at her age. Through alternating points of view between Stella, Isabelle, and Isabelle’s mo ...more
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Elisabeth Norebäck (b. 1979) was born in Dalarna, Sweden, but lives in Stockholm with her husband and three children. She holds a Master of Science in Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

TELL ME YOU’RE MINE is Elisabeth Norebäck’s debut. She is currently working on her second novel.

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