Bring Me Back: A Novel

B. A. Paris
THE NEW TWISTY, GRIPPING READ FROM B. A. PARIS, THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING NOVELS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND THE BREAKDOWN“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"[An] outstanding Hitchcockian thriller.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)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.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2020-11-04
I lowered my review to 2 stars after thinking on it over the weekend.

This one just didn't do it for me. It felt cheesy and boring. Lots of convenient encounters. Started off great, then pretty dull and boring, decent ending but it's been done before and done better than this.

Loved the author's other works and will continue to read anything she creates!
Reviewed: 2020-10-06

This was my very first B.A. Paris novel. As a starter book by her, I thought it was alright. The writing style was easy flowing and engaging. The story is told from two perspectives, Layla and Finn. The reader is provided clues throughout the novel to try to figure out what really is happening. The characters, in my opinion, were all very flawed. There wasn't one that I found to be mentally or emotionally stable. Which makes it a little difficult to care about them. The plot I thought was creative but I was less then impressed with the ending and the final reveal. I would still recommend this book and I would like to try something else by this author.

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