Tessa was prepared for the hurricane. Lindsey was the storm she didn’t see coming.
He’s mine. Both wife and mistress would stake their lives on it. But only one of them can be right.
MINE (on-sale May 28, 2019; Gallery Books; Original Trade Paperback) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Courtney Cole is a provocative page-turner exploring the emotional complexities of infidelity and revenge.
When busy cosmetics executive Tessa drops off her teenaged kids with their grandparents, she is eager to enjoy a much-needed weekend alone with her husband. But their plans are upended by a hurricane heading straight for their home on the Florida coast. Ethan’s flight back from a business trip is delayed and Tessa resignedly settles in to ride out the storm alone. Her world is shattered in a moment by a chance look at Ethan’s iPad, revealing a cascade of racy text messages and photos from a beautiful, much younger woman.
Lindsey, a broke 26-year-old student at a nearby nursing school, has fled her past to make a better life for herself and her young son. When she meets Ethan on a dating app, she glimpses the stability she’s been craving and falls head over heels for him—wedding ring and all. Coveting Tessa’s life, she shadows Ethan’s wife and children to feel closer to him. But one fateful night, when Lindsey steps through her lover’s front door for a rendezvous, Tessa is waiting. And she wants answers.
Hurtling through an explosive three-day weekend, Tessa treads a dangerously fine line between testing her power and losing control. With one vindictive act, she puts in jeopardy the stable life and successful career she’s so carefully constructed.
Big Little Lies meets The Wife Between Us in a layered tale of morals, values, and matters of the heart. Told in alternating perspectives, MINE stirringly portrays the hopes, dreams, strengths, and failings of each character in this ill-fated love triangle. And, when the storm finally settles, themes of empowerment, justice, and the potential for forgiveness emerge.
Cole bravely channels emotions and insight drawn from her own experience with a disloyal partner into a deeply credible, cathartic, and utterly riveting story that will force readers to ask themselves: What would you do?
Courtney Cole is also the author of the “raw, powerful, heart-wrenching” (Robyn Harding) novel Saving Beck. She grew up in rural Kansas and now lives with her husband and kids in Florida, where she writes beneath palm trees and is still in love with the idea of magic and happily ever after.