Book Review Wednesday: Bring Me Back

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When I saw that B.A Paris was coming out with a new book, I was so excited. She's written one of my favorite domestic thriller novels, Behind Closed Doors which is so crazy and out of this world, so I knew that this was going to be good.

And it was... boy, was it a good book!

I listened to this book on Audible, the first one I've listened to in a while and I was reminded why I love Audible SO MUCH. I canceled my membership a few months ago, after buying this book, because I was listening to more podcasts and didn't want to pay the monthly expense anymore.

Bring Me Back is a classic domestic thriller of a missing girl, and how her then boyfriend falls in love with her sister. Take it up a knotch and everyone starts thinking the girl might actually NOT be missing afterall... and you have an intense novel.



Here is the publisher's summary:


She went missing. He moved on. A whole world of secrets remained―until now.

Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone―never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story.
Ten years later Finn is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. Their shared grief over what happened to Layla drew them close and now they intend to remain together. Still, there’s something about Ellen that Finn has never fully understood. His heart wants to believe that she is the one for him...even though a sixth sense tells him not to trust her.
Then, not long before he and Ellen are to be married, Finn gets a phone call. Someone from his past has seen Layla―hiding in plain sight. There are other odd occurrences: Long-lost items from Layla’s past that keep turning up around Finn and Ellen’s house. Emails from strangers who seem to know too much. Secret messages, clues, warnings. If Layla is alive―and on Finn’s trail―what does she want? And how much does she know?
A tour de force of psychological suspense, Bring Me Back will have you questioning everything and everyone until its stunning climax.

At first, it was a normal mystery. It started off slow but interesting, I was trying to figure out where the book was going and trying to solve the mystery. At first, you think you have everything figured out but like all good domestic thriller, true crime novels, a twist so big, so unexpected comes in and changes everything you thought was true.

I've read a lot of these types of books before and I'm consistently surprised. I will say, though, that I don't know if any thriller tops this one. The twist was insane, shocking and a little jarring.

It was such an amazing book -- a fast read, easy to understand, good writing and normal character development. I highly recommend!

What have you been reading lately? 
xoxo
B




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