Her first novel, 'Behind Closed Doors' was brilliant and I predicted her sophomore effort wouldn't be able to rise to that high standard. I was prescient and this must rank as an amateurish effort not because of the lack of forensics but a huge narrative error and a ghastly stupid mistake by the killer. Unfortunately, with a first person narrative and use of the unreliable narrator technique moving into Holly Seddon territory, this was destined not to be a memorable B. A. Paris effort. The first three-quarters is agonizingly slow and the denouement is then ejected like a sailor's vomit on rough seas which as a reader you're forced to sift through.
I listened to this as a downloadable audio and it was hard to stop. Had a good surprising twist at the end.
pretty good book, author takes ya on a little bit of wild goose chase, however it seems to be dragged out a little too much. I enjoyed his Behind Closed Doors book much better.
This book was okay but totally predictable. It's not really worth the time.
Read it in one day, I couldn't put this one down! Full of twists!!
Almost gave up halfway through..it seemed to go on and on...glad I hung in there. Unexpected ending I didn't see coming.
I must say that the first half of the book is very repetitive and kind of boring because the main character has dementia, she keeps forgetting things and the story doesn’t go on. I kept reading because the reviews of this book were good! Then, in the second half, I could understand why it’s so good! The book twists a lot and everything makes sense and it becomes a good suspense! I hope that on her third book the first half can be more interesting!
I loved this book just as much as Behind Closed Doors. There were some parts of the ending that I did anticipate but overall the ending caught me off guard! Great story -- highly recommend if you like psychological thrillers.
I thought this psychological thriller/mystery was too predictable. I finished the book even though I knew where the story was headed; I hoped to be surprised by some twist of plot. Some interesting characters and the lure of wondering if I was wrong brought the rating up to 3 stars.
"The Breakdown" is a book which deals with a murder following what appeared to be a car breakdown and the nervous breakdown which Cass Anderson seems to be facing. I must confess that at first I got a little tired of the descriptions of Cass forgetting things; but I'm glad I persevered because the book got really gripping. I felt pretty smug when I thought I'd solved the mystery but it turned out I'd fallen for the red herring. The ending is very satisfying and makes the book a definite must-read.
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