THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. PARIS #The Breakdown @BAParisAuthor @HQStories @HarperCollinsUk

The Breakdown


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…


Wow B. A. Paris has just knocked  Hitchcock off the poll position for the best suspense classic with this novel. So get everything around you that you will need for the next 5 hours or so as you won’t want to move once you open this book!  Like all great suspense stories it has to start with the mother of all thunder storms, night time, and a woman on her own in a car, so should she take the long route home with more traffic or the short cut through the woods? No choice really, but what would you do if you saw a car pulled up with a woman in it, Is she in trouble or broken down? would you stop?

This isn’t a book of car chases but it kicks your adrenaline  into action just the same. Cass’s Mum had died only a couple of years before, which was a blessing due to the dementia which she had developed, but now Cass, still only a young woman, was displaying early signs of it too. This is certainly a look over your shoulder kind of book with every creak from upstairs meaning something completely different to you while you are  reading this. Before you finish it wont be just Cass that suffers from paranoia! Petrified, feeling guilty and doubting her own sanity Cass turns to the people that care for her in her life for support and help.

This is a perfect read for anyone that enjoys a psychological thriller. I am left buzzing after reading this. Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Stories for an ARC of this book which I have chosen to review


B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, her debut novel. She was brought up in England and moved to France where she spent some years working in Finance before re-training as a teacher and setting up a language school More about B A Paris

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