In this riveting tale of psychological suspense, a divorce lawyer risks her career, her sanity, and her life when she falls into an illicit, all-consuming affair with her clientwho becomes the primary suspect in his estranged wifes sudden disappearance.Young divorce lawyer Francine Day has methodically built her career doing everything right. Shes one big case away from securing her place among Londons legal elite. But when she meets her new client, Martin Joy, the natural caution that has protected Francine and fueled her rise melts away. Powerless to fight the irresistible magnetism between them, client and counsel tumble into a blistering affair that breaks every rule.Though Martin insists his marriage is over, Francine doesnt believe him. Certain details hes told her dont quite add up. Consumed with a passion she cannot control and increasingly obsessed with Martins 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, Francine awakens in her neighbors apartment with blood on her clothes and no recollection of what transpired after she spied Donna and Martin together. Then Francine receives more devastating news: Martins wife has vanished. That dinner was the last place anyone has seen Donna Joy alive.Suddenly, Francine finds herself caught in a dangerous labyrinth of deception, lies, and secrets, in which one false move could lead to her undoing. What happened that night and why cant Francine remember? Where is Donna and who is responsible for her disappearance? The further Francine goes to find answers, the tighter the net seems to drawaround her lover, herself, and the life shes meticulously built....
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Francine Day is a high flying lawyer about to apply for silk a big step up in her career she is ambitious and brilliant. and just needs her next case to be big bigger then an other case she has worked on one that grabs the headlines to seal her place as queen's counsel then one day she bags a new high profile client.... Martin Joy. The attraction is instant. Obsessive. intense. deadly!
They embark on a secret affair an affair that Francine knows is wrong one that could co ...more
This great book kept me reading into the small hours. I thought I had worked out the culprit but did not foresee the twist at the end. I will say no more for fear of spoiling it for other readers. You empathise with the main character whilst also feeling exasperated at some of her actions. Now I’ve finished reading it I’m still left with a big question and I’m sure others will be as well - if I say any more it will be a spoiler. Read the book, you will become absorbed.
It was an ok read
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.
mine by j. l. butler.
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 Martin's wife goes missing. And Martin is the prime suspect. Francine is now his lawyer, lover and the last person to see Donna Joy alive.
As the case unravels so does Francin ...more
Whilst the writing was good (and considering the author's alter ego unsurprisingly) I just didn't get along with this one that well, although I did read to the end to see if the resolution upped the ante. It didn't.
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
Thanks to William Morrow for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!
Who doesn't love a guilty pleasure thriller read? Despite being on the larger side, as far as thrillers go, this one is a surprisingly fast read. The short chapters are always helpful and definitely keeps the pacing just right. That prologue! Definitely sucked me in from the start.
Francine Day is a divorce lawyer that has worked hard to build her career in a male dominated profession. She's so close to joining t ...more
I received a free copy of Mine by J.L. Butler from Goodreads for my honest review.
This was an intense and gripping psychological thriller. I was hooked from the very beginning. Fast paced and wonderfully written. A must ready.