Sunday, April 10, 2016

Still Mine by Amy Stuart

Title: Still Mine
Author: Amy Stuart
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
Format: Trade Paperback
Source: Purchased
On Sale Date: March 1, 2016

Synopsis from the publisher's website:

The Girl on the Train meets The Silent Wife in this taut psychological thriller.



Clare is on the run.

From her past, from her husband, and from her own secrets. When she turns up alone in the remote mining town of Blackmore asking about Shayna Fowles, the local girl who disappeared, everyone wants to know who Clare really is and what she’s hiding. As it turns out, she’s hiding a lot, including what ties her to Shayna in the first place. But everyone in this place is hiding something—from Jared, Shayna’s secretive ex-husband, to Charlie, the charming small-town drug pusher, to Derek, Shayna’s overly involved family doctor, to Louise and Wilfred, her distraught parents.

Did Shayna flee? Was she killed? Is it possible she’s still alive?

As Clare uncovers the mysteries around Shayna’s disappearance, she must confront her own demons, moving us deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of lies and making us question what it is she’s really running from. Twisting and electrifying, this is a get-under-your-skin thriller that will make you question what it means to lose yourself and find yourself in the most unlikely places.


Five years after a terrible mining accident, Clare arrives in the remote town of Blackmore. She arrives undercover as a photographer and investigates the disappearance of Shayna Fowles, a Blackmore resident. Over the span of a week, she immerses herself into the community and pries into the lives of the residents. She hopes to uncover the details surrounding Shayna's disappearance.

Still Mine is a thrilling debut novel from Canadian author, Amy Stuart. It is a dark thriller that will take you on a journey to solve the mystery of one woman's disappearance which, at the same time leads you to learn more about the history and past of another. There were so many layers in this book that kept me engaged and flipping pages faster and faster. Each of the characters were carefully constructed and had back stories that just felt so believable.

The mystery itself about Shayna's disappearance was so intertwined in these characters' pasts that there were moments where I really had no clue what was going to happen, this doesn't happen very often for me. It left me to question: Was Shayna really dead? Was she murdered by someone she loved? Or, did she just pick up and leave, similar to what Clare has done? The emotional roller coaster that this book puts you on is pretty awesome and I highly recommend lining up for the front seat.

Readers who have enjoyed thrillers by Gillian Flynn and Joy Fielding should give Still Mine a try. An excerpt of the first two chapters is available via Amy's website located here.

Have you read Still Mine? If not, does it sound like it's something you would enjoy?  Leave me your thoughts in the comments


  1. I am always on the hunt for a good psychological thriller. And this one seems to fit the bill! Plus, it's by a Canadian author! Woohoo! Ahh, I just love something with twists and turns. I haven't actually finished Gone Girl (*gasp*) but I'll hopefully finish it one day...

    Sasha @ The Writing Duo

  2. I have to recommend reading the book The Girl on the Train: A Novel.
    I finished reading it today, and my conclusion is that its a very interesting book to read.

    I got mine from Amazon and I got it in just 2 days.
    Here is a link for the book on Amazon:


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