Friday, 22 December 2017

Book Review: The Breakdown by B A Paris

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 recently read, but didn't review, Behind Closed Doors by B A Paris. It was Behind Closed Doors that prompted me to pick up The Breakdown, which has been on my TBR shelf for some time. Both Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown are truly fantastic, and will go down in history as two of my favourite books EVA. 

B A Paris has uncovered the secret formula for creating tense, atmospheric, haunting thrillers. She can write them like no one else I've ever read. And I cannot praise her novels, or recommend her books, highly or often enough. Full of so many twists and turns, totally unpredictable, and with endings that will leave you SHOOK, if I haven't already convinced you to rush right out and buy all of her books then I don't know what else to say...Other than, DO IT. DO IT NOW.

Rating: *****

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