ARC Review: The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

The Breakdown

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

One stormy night, Cass decides to take a shortcut on her way home, and her life was never the same again. Through the downpour, she saw a car stopped on the side of the road, and a woman inside it. The next day, she finds out the woman had been murdered. She tortures herself with what she should have done to help her, that the woman was probably still alive when Cass saw her… and then she starts forgetting things. She forgets having invited friends for a barbecue, having agreed on buying a gift for her co-worker, where she parked her car…

The guilt about what she could have done to save the murdered woman haunts her, and then she starts getting harassed by a silent caller, she can’t help thinking it might just be the murderer.

Oh my god, this book was such a ride! It could be because I mostly read it at night by myself with an open window staring at me, but this book terrified me at times. The suspense was done so well, and it keeps you guessing until the end. This was written so well it felt like going through everything together with Cass – her fear, her frustration, her feeling of not being able to cope.

The only negatives I have to say is that I felt sometimes that Cass wasn’t acting so much to find out what was going on, as just let things happen to her without putting up too much of a fight, and that in the middle the book felt like it dragged a bit. But it picks up pace at the end, and it wraps up very satisfyingly. The story has a lot of things I’ve seen before in thrillers and it didn’t feel entirely new, but it didn’t bother me. I am very impressed with the author’s writing and I look forward to read more from her.

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