Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Release Day: The Breakdown by B.A. Paris ~ My Thoughts #thebreakdown #whocanyoutrust

Happy Release Day!!


The Breakdown

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
Print and ebook, 336 pages
Published: July 18th 2017 by St. Martin's Press


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…

My thoughts about The Breakdown ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"The thunder starts as we're saying goodbye, leaving each other for the summer holidays ahead. A loud crack! echoes off the ground, making Connie jump. John laughs, the hot air dense around us."

The storm at the very first of the book gives this story an ominous beginning. And then the suspense just builds from there. The Breakdown had me questioning everything that was happening to Cass. Could she have prevented that woman's murder? Why was she forgetting things? Who was calling her all the time, creeping her out? Who was out to get her?

The suspense and drama kept me turning pages. Things are not always what they seem and then the ending. Love those surprise endings! This story was totally riveting and I inhaled it in record time!

I received a copy of The Breakdown in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the Author

B.A. Paris

From a Franco/Irish background, B.A. Paris was brought up in England and moved to France where she spent some years working as a trader in an international bank before retraining as a teacher. She still lives in France and has five daughters.

Her first book, Behind Closed Doors, is a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 36 languages. It has also been optioned for a film. Her second novel, The Breakdown, is available now.

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  1. Love the fact that you provide us with first sentences! So important in books.. :)

  2. I also love the first line -- I picked up a copy of these from ALA, so I'll definitely have to move it up my to-read list. Thanks for sharing!


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