It's beautifully written, but also so full of heart and emotion. It's right in that sweet spot of having the grip of a thriller but the emotional depth of a tragic love story. A heart-wrenching novel about families and love that will stay with me for a very long time.
Clare Empson creates the most glamorous worlds. Even in the sympathetic exploration of despair and depression, her worlds are appealing and sophisticated. I read this in one sitting.
It's heartbreakingly brilliant, definitely one of my favourite books so far this year.
Oh I loved this! Clare Empson is now one of my favourite storytellers. Loved her debut so much, and this is just as good!
I lost sleep over this. A beautifully told story about the raw pain and ecstasy of motherhood. I loved it.
A sensuous, raw, intense and captivating bittersweet story, written in gorgeous prose. My perfect read!
I adored this powerful, emotive and sensitively written story about love and loss.
Haunting and heart-rending, MINE is a beautifully told story that stays with you long after the final page.
Addictive and soulful, Clare Empson writes about love so well
I was utterly glued to this book and not a day has gone by since when I haven't thought about it. Stunning. Can't recommend it enough.
An intriguing, meticulously researched novel, MINE gets right to the heart of the mother-child relationship and the impact of adoption.
An excellent, unsettling read