Nothing is as it seems when
a nine-year-old boy and his dog disappear...

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About What is Mine

The search for a missing boy entwines the lives of two desperate women. One seeks redemption for her sister; the other will do anything for the love of her life.

About Lyn

Lyn Liao Butler, author of upmarket fiction, thrillers, and rom-coms, was born in Taiwan and moved to the States when she was seven. Before becoming an author, she was a professional ballet and modern dancer, and is still a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and yoga instructor. She loves sewing for her Etsy shop and is an avid dog lover.

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“I couldn't put this book down. A masterful story of sorrow, secrets and unexpected romance, Ms. Butler writes with humor, compassion and honesty. Simply wonderful. I can't wait for more from this gifted author.”

—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author on Red Thread of Fate

“A heartfelt contemplation on the course of our lives-what is fate, what is the result of the choices we make-coupled with a central mystery... It seems Butler's fate is to entertain with absorbing stories and compelling characters that linger….”

—Steven Rowley, New York Times bestselling author on Red Thread of Fate

“...I was anticipating Butler's second book after devouring The Tiger Mom's Tale, and Red Thread of Fate did not disappoint! With a poignant tale and beautiful prose, Butler... whisks us onto a powerful journey of loss, sorrow, but ultimately a journey of quiet strength.”

—Jesse Q. Sutanto, critically acclaimed author of Dial A for Aunties

“Butler's riveting debut follows a half-white personal trainer who reconnects with her Taiwanese family... Butler... depicts a fascinatingly complex antagonist in Pin-Yen… Butler breathes zesty new life into women's fiction.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review of The Tiger Mom's Tale

The Tiger Mom's Tale is a heartfelt, delightful read. Lyn Liao Butler's story of Taiwanese and American identity had me turning pages and laughing (and drooling over the delicious descriptions of food)..”

—Charles Yu, winner of the 2020
National Book Award

“Well-developed characters and plenty of local color add to the slowly simmering plot, which builds to a strong and unexpected climax. Alfred Hitchcock fans will be satisfied.”

Publishers Weekly, on Someone Else's Life




Someone else’s life always looks better from afar...

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