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Book Review (5 Stars) – The Breakdown, by B.A. Paris


If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

It all started that night in the woods.

Cass Anderson didn’t stop to help the woman in the car, and now she’s dead.

Ever since, silent calls have been plaguing Cass and she’s sure someone is watching her.

Consumed by guilt, she’s also starting to forget things. Whether she took her pills, what her house alarm code is – and if the knife in the kitchen really had blood on it.

Bestselling author B A Paris is back with a brand new psychological thriller full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


My Review:

Having loved Behind Closed Doors (in fact, it made it into my Top Ten Reads in 2015), I was a little nervous that the author’s second novel might not be quite as impressive. However, fear not book lovers as The Breakdown is yet another cracker!

I love books that don’t have many characters, as I find it easier to keep track of a few characters, and it also gives the author the ability to focus on developing each of those characters. I really liked the mix of characters in this book. I felt myself connect with Cass very early on, due to our shared memory issues. At times I wondered who was more confused, Cass or me. Due to my own short term memory problems, I sometimes struggled to remember the things Cass kept forgetting, and at one point I was tempted to write a list for us both to keep track of things.

There I was happily enjoying the story at a comfortable pace, feeling somewhat unnerved, paranoid, not knowing who to trust and sick with worry and guilt, when all of a sudden, BOOM! The story takes an unexpected turn and the pace accelerates so fast, I think I may have forgotten to breathe again. I was completely glued to my Kindle screen for the later part of the book. Karma at its best. Absolutely loved it!

If you enjoy psychological thrillers this is a must read book!

5 Stars


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