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on July 18, 2017
Pages: 337 pages
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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…
You won't be able to put down B. A. Paris's The Breakdown, the next chilling, propulsive novel from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors.
When Cass takes a detour home, one she will forever regret and it was the detour her husband Matthew insisted she not drive, but to stay on the highway and not go through the woods, sets the stage for a psychological thriller that will have me hooked.
After seeing a woman she knows just sitting in a car on that back road, Cass thinks the woman has already called someone and will be fine. She keeps driving home because it’s pouring down rain and it’s dark. That decision and what happens to the woman causes Cass to become paranoid, scared and forgetful which leads her to think she has early onset dementia like her now deceased mother.
Sadly, I wish I could say the story held my attention throughout the entire book, but the author’s writing lost me because of factors I will not disclose to the reader because the story is a bit “weak”. Also, there are only a few characters which allowed me to figure out who did “it” in a short time.
I did enjoy both the beginning and the ending. Had the author had put little more effort into the middle this would be a five-star read.
Reviewed by: Linda C
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