The Breakdown


by B.A. Paris
Expected publication: June 20th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press
5 Stars


If you loved Behind Closed Doors, the debut novel by B.A. Paris, you will absolutely appreciate her growth in this one. Here is the blurb:

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…

I honestly had no idea where she was going with the story but I chose to wait it out even when the characters just felt a bit too frustrating at some point. Cass is the reason I put this book down more than once because I mostly just wanted to slap her. What rescued the story line for me was the ending because I did not see it coming at all!

This book was actually so good and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoyed her first book. A full review of The Breakdown will come on the release day.


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