Mine

Mine

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 client—who becomes the primary suspect in his estranged wife’s sudden disappearance.

Young divorce lawyer Francine Day has methodically built her career doing everything right. She’s one big case away from securing her place among London’s 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 doesn’t believe him. Certain details he’s told her don’t quite add up. 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, Francine awakens in her neighbor’s 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: Martin’s 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 can’t 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 draw—around her lover, herself, and the life she’s meticulously built.

Title:Mine
ISBN:9780062798138
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About J.L. Butler

J. L. Butler is the pseudonym of a popular London-based British author who has a background in law and magazine journalism.


    Mine Reviews

  • Holly  B

    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...

  • Linda Strong

    Francine Day is a divorce lawyer who should know better. Falling in love and lust with a client is a big no-no. Martin Joy is a handsome, charming man who insists that his marriage is over ... but Fra...

  • Liz Barnsley

    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 a...

  • Selena

    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 wonderfu...

  • H.A. Leuschel

    I won't need to say much about this book as it would just spoil the experience. If you are looking for an intelligent, highly addictive and entertaining read, this is perfect! It certainly hit the spo...

  • Theresa

    Book is closer to 3.5 stars but I'm rounding down to 3 stars. I might be being a bit harsh in doing that but I suspect this book will get plenty of higher ratings to counter balance. I really hate the...

  • Alan Cotterell

    Excellent 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 ...

  • Katie B

    Francine Day has worked hard to build a reputation as a top London divorce lawyer. Against her better judgement she becomes romantically involved with one of her clients, Martin Joy. Fran can't fight ...

  • Caz

    I've given this a B at AAR.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 do...

  • Ashley

    I received this book for free from Harper-Collins in exchange for my review.Francine Day is a brilliant lawyer handling a high-profile divorce case when her client's soon-to-be ex wife disappears. The...