Publication Date: February 9th 2017 from HQ
Source: Review Copy
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 and the woman who was killed. Since then she’s been forgetting everything. 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. What she can’t forget is the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she’s receiving and the feeling that someone’s watching her…
I was a huge fan of Behind Closed Doors, the first novel from B A Paris, it was intense and haunting so I was extremely interested to see what she would give us next…
The Breakdown follows Cass, who one night makes a decision that haunts her life – we’ve all done the “what if” thing but Cass is genuinely guilt ridden. This seems to be tipping over into all aspects of her day to day routines as she forgets the simplest of things and believes she is being stalked. But is it all in her head?
Again, BA Paris messes with your perception, keeping the story twisting and turning throughout, it is absolutely gripping stuff as Cass sinks further into the mire – but is she having a breakdown or is someone trying to break her? This is the question the reader keeps reading to find out and there is a beautiful unpredictability to proceedings and a lovely depth to Cass as a character which keeps you rooting for her.
With the explosion of the psychological thriller it is hard to keep track – if like me you are a fan of them as long as they are not boringly cliched – in the case of The Breakdown and Behind Closed Doors B A Paris brings us two true page turners that are very different kettles of fish, yet each extraordinarily compelling in their own way. Plus I like that they make sense. Those who read widely in this genre will know what I mean!
Beautifully constructed, cleverly discombobulating, The Breakdown is a read in one sitting, paper cut inducing, emotionally haunting story. Loved it.
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