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#BookReview THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. Paris #TheBreakdown @BAParisAuthor @StMartinsPress #NetGalley

31450633If 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. It was on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, and a woman was 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, and she probably would have been hurt herself if she’d stopped. Not only that, her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing. Where she left the car; if she took her pills; even the alarm code. The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. And the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

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Yes, I know! I know I am late to the B.A. Paris Party but I am here now!

The Breakdown is an absolutely rip-roaring rollercoaster of a psychological thriller and I loved it. It is fast paced from the very start and the momentum does not slow down for a minute. I found the opening chapter completely chilling and was hooked from thereon.

I liked Cass in the main and couldn’t tell what was really going on with her; I really felt for her, but occasionally I did want to shake her. The story was well-plotted and I loved the way there were a lot of red herrings throughout so you never really knew what to think or who to trust. I thought I knew what the outcome was going to be several times but I never got it quite right.

You do have to suspend disbelief a little but that is fine by me and totally worth it for when everything really comes together. I loved the ending and the way that this came about and how things were wrapped up (being deliberately vague here – no spoilers!).

With a great plot, chilling thrills and great twists, I highly recommend The Breakdown and although this was my first B.A. Paris book, I doubt it will be my last. I have Behind Closed Doors on my TBR so must get to that one sooner rather than later.

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC of The Breakdown.

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