Sunday, May 21, 2017

Review - The Break Down by B.A. Paris

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…

My Thoughts
Wow!  What a crazy ride!  There is so much going on in this book I don't even know where to begin.  One minute I thought I knew what happened and the next minute the whole thing just turned upside down and I had to keep referring back to what happened in the beginning!  Then I was like...oh yea! LOL
When you think you are going crazy, who do you turn to?
Cass's mom had dementia and every little lapse in memory is really throwing Cass off and making her think the worse.
She was driving home from a night with friends and she takes a creepy, dark road through the woods that no one should attempt when there is a storm (how about no one should take that road EVER!)  She sees a car pulled over and wonders if she should stop, she slowly drives by and sees a women and hesitates on what to do, should she stop?  She pulls over and waits for the woman to flash her lights or beep her horn.  Nothing happens, her fear gets the best of her and she decides to stay safe and make her way home.
Then the worst happens...the woman is murdered and turns out Cass knew her!
Cass is distraught, she can barely function.  Then after a crazy turn of events she feels as if the murderer is after her!  I mean why not?  Shes two minutes away from the scene and lives on a quiet part of the street.  Maybe he saw her and thinks she saw him?
Her life begins to spiral out of control - strange things begin to happen and she doesn't know who she can trust!
I will not disclose to many more details - you must read it to believe it!

Drink Selection
I found the PERFECT wine to pair with this book, Break Down!  (Check out the other kinds as well!)

Rating
Loved this book from the beginning!  Hands down 5 wine glasses all the way!
Author Bio
B A Paris grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. Behind Closed Doors is her first novel.
Link to Purchase
Amazon