Bring Me Back
Author: B.A. Paris
Releases: June 19, 2018
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
“We’re in a new Golden Age of suspense writing now, because of amazing books like Bring Me Back, and I for one am loving it.” —Lee Child
A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she's not inside. No one ever sees her again.
Ten years later he's engaged to be married; he's happy, and his past is only a tiny part his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She's turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about, because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.
As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?
“B. A. Paris has done it again! The Breakdown is a page-turning thriller that will leave you questioning the family you love, the friends you trust, and even your own mind.” —Wendy Walker, author of the USA Today bestselling novel All Is Not Forgotten
B.A. PARIS is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown. She grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. Bring Me Back is her third novel.
Finn and his girlfriend Layla were returning home from a skiing vacation in France, when he decided to make a quick bathroom trip at a secluded rest stop, Layla decides to wait for him in the car. But when he comes out of the bathroom he discovers that she is gone, which leads him to think she must have changed her mind about using the bathroom, or maybe getting out to stretch her legs a bit. But after several minutes of waiting he realizes something is wrong, so a search ensues, and he comes up empty handed, she has simply vanished in thin air. He notifies the authorities, they do their own investigation, but she was never to be found.
Now twelve years after the incident, Finn has moved on and found love once again with Layla's sister Ellen. They share a home together, and are planning their wedding, and you could say everything for them is perfectly falling back into place. Then Russian dolls appear on their doorstep, mysterious emails are received, and sightings of Layla start happening and their world is once again turned upside down. Now as they try to determine if it is in fact Layla making a return, or someone playing tricks on them, the two of them begin to realize that their happily ever after just hit a big snag. Someone wants a little revenge, and they will stop at nothing to make it happen...
Bring Me Back is a riveting tale that will grip you from the first page and not let go until the last! This was my first read from this author, and must admit I was quite thrilled with what I found, the plot was engaging, exquisitely crafted, and riddled with twists and turns that had my jaw dropping more than a few times. Just when I thought I knew where things were headed, Ms. Paris, would pull the rug out from under me and leave me stumped all over again. I thoroughly enjoyed this clever work of art, it had everything I look for in a suspenseful read and so much more... highly recommend you get your hands on this one it's sure to boggle your mind and keep you on the edge of your seat!!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, via NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed.