Published by HQ Stories (8 March 2018)
Available in ebook and paperback
Source: ARC (Review Copy)
| About the Book |
Twelve years ago Finn’s girlfriend disappeared.
He told the police the truth about that night.
Just not quite the whole truth.
Now Finn has moved on.
But his past won’t stay buried…
| My Thoughts |
Bring Me Back is the third book I’ve read by B A Paris (both previous books, Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown are reviewed on the blog). A new book is always an exciting moment to look forward to as she has made the domestic thriller genre her own.
Narrated in alternate chapters by two main characters, Bring Me Back is an addictive read that both confused and intrigued this reader. I think it’s fair to say that the pace of this book compared to The Breakdown is slightly slower and is predominantly more about the characters, their past history and their present reactions. For slower, I don’t mean boring BTW – far from it, there is certainly plenty of tension.
I won’t go into details about the plot and risk spoilers, the story needs to unfold for the reader for the maximum enjoyment. The timeline moves between what happened at the time of Finn’s girlfriend’s disappearance of 12 years before and the sinister events of the present but an added complication for the reader is having to decide who is telling the truth. I do like an unreliable narrator and there are secrets and deceit aplenty in this story.
I’ve probably read a few too many similar thrillers as I did guess where the story was heading quite early on and although this took away the surprise element it didn’t stop me enjoying the ride and appreciating the storytelling; the author still managed to throw one or two curveballs to catch me unawares! The short, snappy chapters suit the hashtag #ForgetSleep very well as I flew through the pages wanting to know the outcome.
Bring Me Back is an extremely readable thriller. Personally I didn’t find it quite as gripping as the two previous books but that’s probably down to me as there was one aspect in particular that I couldn’t quite get on board with – I can’t say what. I will still read the next one though… B A Paris is definitely on my list of ‘must read’ authors.
My thanks to HQ for the ARC copy to review.
I was lucky enough to receive a bag of goodies with my proof copy (which has glorious bright yellow sprayed edges) which included these fabulous Russian Dolls. You will know the significance of these when you read the book.
| Author Bio |
B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown. Having sold over one million copies in the UK alone, she is a New York Times bestseller as well as a number one bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have sold in 37 territories around the world. Having lived in France for many years, she recently moved back to the UK. She has five daughters.
Her third novel, Bring Me Back is out in March 2018.