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The Girl on the Train meets The Silent Wife in this taut psychological thriller.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU VANISH FROM YOUR LIFE AND LEAVE NO STORY BEHIND?
SOMEONE WILL MAKE ONE UP FOR YOU.
Clare is on the run.
From her past, from her husband, and from her own secrets. When she turns up alone in the remote mining town of Blackmore asking about Shayna Fowles, the local girl who disappeared, everyone wants to know who Clare really is and what she’s hiding. As it turns out, she’s hiding a lot, including what ties her to Shayna in the first place. But everyone in this place is hiding something—from Jared, Shayna’s secretive ex-husband, to Charlie, the charming small-town drug pusher, to Derek, Shayna’s overly involved family doctor, to Louise and Wilfred, her distraught parents.
Did Shayna flee? Was she killed? Is it possible she’s still alive?
About the Author:
Amy Stuart’s writing has appeared in Exile Quarterly, the Vanderbilt CVC Anthology, Freefall Magazine and the Globe and Mail. She won the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, and was a finalist for the 2012 Vanderbilt/Exile Award. Amy recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing through the University of British Columbia under the mentorship of Lisa Moore. Amy lives in Toronto with her husband and her three sons.
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SIMON & SCHUSTER CANADA
'Sometimes I dream of my escape.' What a fantastic first line of a novel.
Still Mine is full of suspense, building slowly over eight days, coming to an action-packed climax. I was hooked immediately by the mystery of the missing girl in Blackmore, and why Clare, the female protagonist was there searching for her, when she was running and hiding from her own dark, scary past. The story is full of unique small-town characters, each one telling lies, concealing secrets of their own, willing to go to extreme measures to keep them hidden. Drama runs throughout the story with a colossal feud between two mountaineer families, along with their kinfolk and townspeople, which engage in a hateful battle of blame and responsibility. Clare struggles with more than just fear of her husband finding her, she has some inner demons that keep trying to force their way out and steer her down a different path, than the one she originally sets out to follow. Clare is hiding more than she is willing to share with any of her new friends, including Malcolm. I had so many questions; I couldn't help but keep turning the pages, faster and faster. I needed answers.
Not since Karin Slaughter's Pretty Girls, have I been so intrigued by reading a chilling psychological thriller full of dangerous secrets and strange family dynamics. I'm eager to get my hands on the sequel to this debut novel and I'm dying to know more about the behind the scenes puppeteer, Malcolm Boon. I'm guessing he has reasons for everything he does. Overall, Still Mine was full of fantastic characters and multiple puzzles for my intriguing mind to solve. Loved, loved, loved it!
(because I love reading psychological thrillers that have kickass women protagonists, books that make me constantly question each and every character in the story and wonder why they are doing what they are doing, and books that make me constantly think about all the possible scenarios of the perfect twisted ending)