What Is Mine

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Published by: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: February 6, 2024
ISBN13: 978-1662513008


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.

Hope Chen and her husband are raising her nine-year-old nephew, Luca, in the wake of his troubled mother’s death. Luca finally has a safe home in a neighborhood where kids play in the streets and nobody locks their doors. Then one day, Luca and his dog disappear without a trace. Guilt-ridden, fearing the worst but praying for the best, Hope finds her imagination running wild.

Meanwhile, a woman with dangerous secrets to keep buried will do anything to protect her marriage. In one fleeting instant, it’s all within her reach. She can finally give her husband the one thing that will make him love her again.

Hope will do anything to get Luca back. The other woman will do anything to stop Hope. As Hope’s search grows more desperate and the other woman’s plans more twisted, their lives collide in an explosive battle of wits. With a boy caught in the middle, nothing on this deadly path of love and revenge is what it seems.

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"Unsettling from the very first page, WHAT IS MINE is an emotional thrill ride about two women’s desperate attempts to keep their families whole. Lyn Liao Butler has packed this story with page-turning suspense, culminating in a grand finale of explosive surprises." – Megan Collins, author of The Family Plot and Thicker Than Water


"What is Mine features Lyn Lao Butler at her very best.  This twisty page turner plays on every parent’s darkest fears by evoking a scenario in which nothing is as it seems, and no one can be trusted.  In the crowded field of domestic thrillers, Butler delivers!" - Don Bentley, New York Times bestselling author of Forgotten War


"Captivating from the very first line, Butler masterfully builds a world full of suspense. With careful twists and shocking reveals, What Is Mine is a must-read novel." - Nekesa Afia, author of the Harlem Renaissance Mysteries


“Relentlessly suspenseful and heartbreakingly chilling! Butler’s stealthy, diabolical storytelling and her  brilliant sleight of hand kept me guessing from page one—then rockets ahead to places readers will never predict. A gripping page turner about family and obsession, and, most terrifying, a  tale of how far people will push to get what they want.  Clear your calendar—you will not want to put this down!” - Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author 


"This rollercoaster of a novel follows two women seeking redemption and their fight over the boy they think will provide it for them. Hope's fear is absolutely palpable, and the tension powering the book made it impossible to put down. A gripping, at times heartbreaking, look at family, betrayal, and how far one will go to claim what they believe is theirs." - Mia P. Manansala, author of the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning Arsenic and Adobo