Book tour | Mine By Clare Empson

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Today I'm involved in the book tour for Mine by Clare Empson. Clare is a journalist with a background in national newspapers - small business editor, finance correspondent and fashion at the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Express, freelance for The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and Tatler amongst others.

About the book:

Who am I? Why am I here? Why did my mother give me away?'

On the surface, Luke and his girlfriend Hannah seem to have a perfect life. He's an A&R man, she's an arts correspondent and they are devoted to their new-born son Samuel.

But beneath the gloss Luke has always felt like an outsider. So when he finds his birth mother Alice, the instant connection with her is a little like falling in love.

When Hannah goes back to work, Luke asks Alice to look after their son. But Alice - fuelled with grief from when her baby was taken from her 27 years ago - starts to fall in love with Samuel. And Luke won't settle for his mother pushing him aside once again...

Mine for me isn't what I'd describe as a physiological thriller. However having said that I loved this book. It's told in two points of view both Alice and her son Luke. I didn't initially like the character Alice however over time she grew on me especially as the story progresses and you find out more about her back story.

I found the story to be very emotional and features many complex issues such as adoption, mental health, drugs and love. I found myself reading this one pretty quickly as I was gripped.