Bring Me Back by B A Paris
The million-copy bestselling author returns with a breathtaking thriller.
‘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
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…
I am a huge fan of B A Paris but must admit I struggled with this one a little.
There is no doubt that the writing is exceptional but somehow the characters didn’t resonate, which is a bit of a deal breaker for me. The psychological aspect of the storyline is certainly there but with an unlikeable male character, it was hard to actually care what happened.
Finns girlfriend Layla disappears without a trace whilst returning from a skiing trip in France. For twelve years Layla remains missing and eventually, Finn moves on to a new serious relationship. Then strange messages start to arrive, could they be from Layla after all this time?
The book is narrated by both Finn and Layla in alternating chapters. I did work out the twist but still wanted to keep reading just to see if my suspicions were right. The plot is steady with a tiny lull in the middle, then on to a fast-paced, shocking ending.
I read the book over a weekend and found it relatively easy to follow. However, if I had to return to the book after a few days I am sure I would have to backtrack to pick up the plot again.
A well written, tense psychological thriller full of twists but a little predictable.
Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.