August 01, 2017

#BookReview: The Breakdown by @BAParisAuthor @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…

B.A. PARIS is the New York TimesUSA Today, and internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors. She grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. The Breakdown is her second novel.

I just finished this book as I am writing this and I am not entirely sure what to say.  This was a fast paced book that I couldn't put down and I know it will be sticking with me for sometime.  It is a story that makes you wonder who you can trust and the only thing that it didn't have that I wish it had was an epilogue. I would have loved to see where Cass was after her ordeal maybe 10 years down the road.  We get so invested in these characters that its sad when we don't know how their lives are going. Other than that this book was by far amazingly evil.  

The cast in this one was fabulous everyone was full and you just couldn't help feeling sorry for Cass and her situation of not knowing if she should go to the police or not. I have to say that if it would have been me. I wouldn't have stopped either, I would have gotten to where I had cell service and called 911 and made sure they knew where this car was.  During the entire book you keep wondering if she really going nuts and is just an unreliable narrator or if something else is going on.  I really loved the fact that until the end you really don't know.  

The suspense in this one is very heavy all the way up to the big reveal I would have liked to know more about what happened after the people were caught I can't say much more of that one since its a major spoiler. But if you read this you will understand I just can't help thinking that this person would have confronted her or something and that not happening kinda seemed anticlimactic. I do have a thought that maybe they weren't released so that might be the reason why.  

The entire book was well paced, easy to understand, and is going on my list of the best books of 2017.  This by far is one of my favorite adult authors and I know that it will be yours to. 

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