Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published February 9th 2017 by HQ

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

My Thoughts…

I will never claim to be a detective and solve crimes.    I am a reader that follows the clues the author lays out for me.  With that being said there were so many trails that I could follow and I followed each and every one of them.  With each twist and turn there was a new guess, that I was sure was absolutely correct, as to who had killed the woman in the car.     The not knowing would bother some readers, for me I love to follow the path and see where it ends without really knowing the ending ahead of time. 

B.A. Paris is amazing.    The talent shared while weaving a complex, twisted, and wonderful story is phenomenal.    The characters were twisted, complex, and real.   I kept thinking what kind of horrible person could be making Cass come unhinged…were they truly enjoying watching her lose her mind… I just couldn’t imagine what kind of person enjoys this. When the who-dun-it is told it all comes together and makes the twists and turns make sense in a twisted sort of way.   

The quick pace, the anticipation, and the twists and turns made this a cannot stop reading book for me.   I recommend picking up your own copy ASAP.

Thank you Jordan Hanley at St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  

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1 comment:

  1. I have this one on reserve at the library. Love the other book written by Paris. Have a great week!