Until You’re Mine

Samantha Hayes, read by Claire Corbett. Random House Audio, , unabridged, download exclusive, $22.50 ISBN 978-0-8041-9196-8
This suspenseful tale is beautifully executed in a lovely British lilt. A very pregnant Claudia Morgan-Brown hires Zoe Harper as a nanny to help care for her four-year-old twins while her husband James is away on military duty. Claudia seems content with Zoe, but feels mounting unease about her new employee. Meanwhile, grisly attacks on pregnant women have Claudia worried as well, and the reader soon learns that Zoe has plans of her own for the family. Pieces of the puzzle slowly come together, illustrating connections that will leave readers thrilled yet unsettled. Claire Corbett is an incredibly skilled reader who distinguishes between characters nicely, showing the increasing desperation of both Claudia and Zoe. While some of the narrative sections lag a bit, including recollections of the characters’ pasts, the dialogue is well paced and pushes the story forward to a jaw-dropping climax. A Crown hardcover. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 07/28/2014
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