Monday, June 12, 2017

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris


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:

     This is the first novel by B.A. Paris that I have read and I was very much looking forward to a great, twisty thriller.  The Breakdown was rather good but at times it felt like…too much.  Don’t get me wrong, the story and premise is very intriguing but there were times I really just wanted to reach into the book and give Cass a good shake and yell “Just tell them already!”

     Honestly, this is a good summer thriller (I feel like I keep saying this) if you are looking for a thrill ride that won’t overly tax your brain. Just sit back in your lounge chair, read, and enjoy the ride.  About halfway through the book you will probably get annoyed like I did what with the same silent calls and the same reaction by Cass. Every. Single. Time. Keep plugging along because it may be slightly annoying but the ride, although predictable, is worth it.  3.5/5 stars 

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