Before You Were Mine is a story of love and hope, of a mother's longing to see her child again, and of a man who will do anything to protect those he loves. A great debut.
With a fabulous lead character who you can’t help but care about, Before You Were Mine was a novel that not only pulled at my heartstrings but was also captivating and breathtaking. Told from a new voice in women’s fiction, I found this to be a highly accomplished debut novel that has left me feeling very certain that this is just the start of a fabulous writing career for Em. I’ll certainly be looking forward to her next book!
Muslin has a very eloquent writing style, she paints such a pretty picture with vivid descriptions and evocative language. I was captivated by the story she told and was sad to say goodbye to Eli when it ended, that's always a wonderful sign! This was an amazing debut, I look forward to seeing what Muslin comes up with next.
If you love a story full of real, human emotion and shocking, unexpected twists, this is the book for you!
There were parts of this book that was borderline creepy, and stalker-ish and I loved it! A lot of emotions packed in to this fast paced story.
As a debut novel, this is an accomplished piece of writing and I did not foresee its ending. There is so much to find in all the characters that you can't but help think that a sequel would be appropriate.
In short: an heartrending account of love, loss and hope.
I got to the point where I just couldn't put this book down and was desperate to see a happy ending, it's such a heart-wrenching but also heart-warming story that really grips you and I would definitely read another one of Em's stories.