AUTHOR: SUSI FOX • GENRE: THRILLER • PAGES: 340
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MINE by Susi Fox is published by Penguin Random House Australia and is available now, RRP $32.99
I was also lucky enough to ask Susi a few questions! Click here to see my interview.
You wake up alone after an emergency caesarean, desperate to see your child. It takes just one look at the small infant in the nursery for you to know with certainty: this baby is not your baby.
No one believes you. Not the nurses, your father or even your own husband. They say you’re confused and delusional. Dangerous.
But you’re a doctor – you know how easily mistakes can be made. It’s up to you to find your real child, your miracle baby, before it’s too late.
With everyone against you, is it safe to trust your instincts? Or are memories from your past clouding your judgement? This can’t all be in your head . . . can it?
Initially I didn’t think there was much to this book. I was so sure of what was going on that I thought for certain I knew the outcome of the story. I was fully preparing myself to think the whole thing was a waste of time because the ending was a given. It was not a waste of time. The ending was far from a given. The ending in fact was quite shocking and I found myself questioning what I would do if I was in that situation.
Sasha has some very serious issues and as such it is easy to question her mental state. Mark her husband can be frustrating at times and I found myself getting quite annoyed with him. He doesn’t stand up for his wife enough for my liking. Not medically, not personally. Come on Mark she is your wife!
This book takes us into the world of mental illness, regardless if Sasha is actually suffering from post-natal depression, many of the other patients around her are. Having seen first hand how post-natal depression can affect both male and females, it is clear that the author has a great understanding of this illness (likely due to her medical background she is a GP). It is thought provoking novel in the most genuine sense and it makes you question your own morals as a reader.
Overall Rating: ☕☕☕☕ 4/5 teacups!
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Happy reading x