Review: You Belong to Me by Samantha Hayes

You Belong to Me - Samantha Hayes

Publication Date: 12th March 2015


Publisher: Century


ISBN: 978-1780893396


Source: Publisher via NetGalley


Rating: 5*



The compelling new psychological suspense novel featuring DI Lorraine Fisher, from the author of Until You’re Mine and Before You Die. Perfect for fans of S J Watson and Sophie Hannah.


Fleeing the terrors of her former life, Isabel has left England, and at last is beginning to feel safe.


Then a letter shatters her world, and she returns home determined not to let fear rule her life any more.


But she's unable to shake off the feeling that someone who knows her better than she knows herself may be following her.


Watching. Waiting.


Ready to step back into her life and take control all over again.



You Belong to Me is a superbly written fast-paced psychological thriller that I simply could not put down. Samantha Hayes' disturbing and gritty novel grabbed my attention from the very outset, resulting in my reading it in one session, interrupted only by a few hours of broken sleep. It's THAT good.


Isabel's story is compelling and scary. A believable character, I felt utterly terrified for her as she's unable to shake the feeling of being stalked. Her terror leapt from every page.


Lorraine is such a great character; the determined cop with an edge of vulnerability that makes her likeable and so readable. The threads of her home life intermingled with her strong work ethic and will to solve the case is beautifully written.


Twists? Check. Turns? Check. An unforseen ending? Check. I'm thrilled to have discovered this fantastic author, whose other books have now been added to my TBR list.

You Belong to Me is breathtaking. Buy this book, you won't be disappointed!