Tuesday, 6 March 2018

#BlogTour Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

This is a cracking read, so I am delighted to take part in the BlogTour for Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris. Be prepared to doubt everything you read and be suspicious of every character. You just never know who might be lying.
About the Author
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 8th of March 2018.

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About the book
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 fiance 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?
Review
As per usual you just never know what you're going to get when you read a B.A. Paris. Well, that isn't exactly true, you do know you're probably going to get a boatload of crazy.

Paris doesn't just cross boundaries, she creates them. Watch her drawing those lines in the sand, the lines others are going to struggle to replicate or mirror, as she runs rings around her readers with this intricate plot. It's a think outside of the box kind of read.

As a reader you think you have the plot sussed and then the author just whacks you up the side of the head with a completely different solution and scenario.

In this case the #ForgetSleep tag couldn't be more accurate because your Sherlockian skills and grey cells will be asked to work overtime on Bring Me Back. Is Finn a killer? Did he forget the crime? Is she dead? Or is someone screwing with his already slightly unstable mind?

Finn has spent a lot of time recovering from the dark cloud of suspicion he has hanging over his head. The majority of people think he killed Layla, and it doesn't help that the new love of his life is the sister of his missing girlfriend. It's weird right?

Over a decade later the traumatic disappearance is brought back to the surface when a very specific item turns up, something that was really important to Layla and only a handful of people know about. It makes Finn doubt everything, even his relationship with Ellen. It's as if an invisible person is slowly chipping away at the fake exterior and trying to expose the real Finn. The Finn with anger issues, the Finn who is controlling, and the Finn who lied to the police. Yeh, that Finn.

What happened to Layla is the question of the hour, and what kind of secrets Finn keeps hidden in the dark recesses of his mind. Paris plays with the tension like a predator with its prey. Meanwhile the prey is confused as to what its role is, hence the switch from potential killer to violent abuser to whimpering victim. It's a bold, riveting read with a surprising conclusion.

Buy Bring Me Back at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer.
Read The Breakdown and Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris


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