Author B.A. Paris
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
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…
What did I think?
I feel like I’m missing something with B.A. Paris, much like Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown didn’t impress me as much as it appears to have impressed everyone else around me. I guessed (most of) the ending about quarter of the way through and while this review hasn’t started off great, that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy reading The Breakdown. I do think it is a brilliant read and I can see how this can play on a number of peoples fears (especially if you have Mnemophobia!).
It has the potential to be a brilliant psychological thriller but it was just a little bit too predictable for me and I don’t like to know what’s going to happen in books before I’ve even read it! My issue is that I’ve been incredibly spoilt with some thrillers that have kept me guessing until the very last page and with The Breakdown I saw it coming a mile off!
Even though The Breakdown was predictable it still kept my focus and kept me reading through to the end. I think that in itself makes The Breakdown a worthwhile read. You may be one of the many others that rant and rave about this book, you won’t know until you give it a go!
My Rating? ♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?