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Someone's stolen your baby. But no one believes you.

You wake up alone after an emergency caesarean, desperate to see your child. And when you are shown the small infant in the nursery, a terrible thought takes root: 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?


Digs deep to examine the dark side of motherhood - mental illness, failure, violent thoughts - and refuses to look away. Mine throws into question the sanity of the narrator, the trustworthiness of doctors and the reader's understanding of right and wrong

The Guardian

An original, brave new voice

Australian Women's Weekly

By turns compelling, confounding, frightening and heartbreaking - a riveting tale

The Courier Mail

A rewarding read - a top pick for book clubs

Herald Sun

Gripping, creepy and nail-biting, Mine is a heartbreaking psychological thriller that haunted me long after the final page

Toni Jordan, author of ADDITION and OUR TINY, USELESS HEARTS

Powerful, insightful and all too believable. Not knowing what is real and what isn’t is the most frightening experience of all

Inga Simpson, author of NEST and WHERE THE TREES WERE

Utterly compelling and brilliantly confounding. A novel where all possible explanations are suspect — even your own

Wendy James, author of THE GOLDEN CHILD

Fascinating and frightening – a white-knuckle ride through every parent’s worst nightmare to the edge of madness

Kylie Ladd, author of MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

Mine is compelling, dark and claustrophobic. From the first page Susi Fox’s protagonist draws you into her murky world of seeming paranoia. The setting is oppressive – a hospital that is the stuff of nightmares – and Fox’s medical background lends credibility and fascinating detail that renders it all the more unsettling. Recommended for all fans of psychological suspense. I couldn’t sleep until I finished it . . . and then I couldn’t sleep at all

Dervla McTiernan, author of the THE RUIN

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  • Trade Paperback


    April 2, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    352 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    April 2, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

    352 pages

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  • Audio Download


    April 2, 2018

    Penguin Random House Australia Audio

    RRP $26.99

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I thought I’d love being a mother.

I was wrong.

I don’t enjoy it at all; not even for one moment. I know I’m bad at it. My life as I know it ended the day I gave birth. Being a mother is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

All of this has been a big mistake.

I don’t want to do this anymore.

I can’t do this anymore.

I will fix what I have done. I will make everything okay again – for you and for me.

And, please, I beg you: forgive me for what I’m about to do.

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