Book Review Of “The Breakdown” By B.A. Paris @shespeaksup @stmartinspress
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… (From Goodreads) I Give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
While I found this book very good, I also knew exactly who was behind it all, but to be fair, I read a lot of domestic and psychological thrillers, so to not have came across a story-line similar to this, is kind of hard.
The writing in this book, just like B.A. Paris’s debut “Behind Closed Doors” is wonderful, and she has an amazing ability to pull you into the story. From the first page my attention was grabbed. I wanted to be wrong, and I kept telling myself that I was, throughout the whole book. I even created an idea of who I thought did it, to distract myself. I look forward to reading many more B.A. Paris books, and she will always be an auto buy author for me. I see a long expansive writing career for her, and I am happy to follow her along on her journey.
I know there is a lot of mixed reviews on this book, I will end my review saying this, if you feel the desire to read it, than read it. Do not let other peoples reviews hold you back. What someone else might not particularly love, might be your favorite book in the world! That’s the joy of reading! ‘
**Thank you to St. Martins Press, and SheSpeaks for sending me this book to read and review.**