Thursday, March 24, 2016

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

Mia Wakefield was stolen as a baby, and raised by her kidnapper. You might think that her kidnapper was cold and ruthless, but that wasn’t the case at all. Mia had a good life with Lucy, and she was raised in a loving home. Lucy stole Mia in a moment of desperation, after trying to have children of her own, and then being rejected by adoption agencies. The story is told from multiple points of view; by Lucy, Mia, the babysistter, Mia’s birthparents, and others involved. Lucy’s motives don’t make the kidnapping right, but the reader starts to understand why she did what she did.

What Was Mine is an excellent book that helps people understand the motives behind someone's actions. I enjoyed this book, and I liked hearing the story from multiple points of view. Helen Klein Ross does a good job of making the reader understand the feelings of each character. I listened to the audiobook, which was done by a full cast. The cast made each character come alive, and made me want to keep listening.

If you like this book, you might like books by Jodi Picoult or Mary Kubica.

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