The Breakdown

The Breakdown

Book - 2017
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"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..."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250122469
1250122465
Characteristics: 328 pages ; 25 cm

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writermala
Sep 14, 2017

"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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iluvbooks63
Aug 23, 2017

I think this book was just as good as Behind Closed Doors. I was surprised at the ending, which was somewhat twisted in itself. B. A. Paris is one of my new favorite authors!

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reader7176
Aug 17, 2017

Liked both Books The Break Down and Behind Close Doors by B.A. Paris this is a psychological thriller. I do agree that it got slow in places and dragged along. I feel the author had to developed the characters of Cass and Matthew and friends to further the story line. The mind games being played, the personalities and personal traits of those involved gave this book needed depth. Cass was dealing with the murder of her friend, guilt and afraid she was the next to be murdered. The games and tricks, fake phone calls and her mental status all played into her delusions. When Cass finally started to figure out what was going on I felt the author did a good job. Characters in both books were well developed and the plots were good. Look forward to reading more by B.A. Paris in the future.

AL_ANGELINA Aug 13, 2017

A little disappointed with this book. I loved "Behind Closed Doors" and I couldn't wait to read the author second novel. The story seems very repetitive.

AL_SUMMER Aug 12, 2017

The Breakdown was both frustrating and suspenseful, but the ending was worth it!

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pharra19
Aug 08, 2017

I hate when after thirty pages, you feel like you've heard this story before. And you can pretty much guess the ending.
"The Breakdown" read like a Lifetime Movie of the Week, with an unrelatable heroine who I wanted to slap for being such an idiot.
It had none of the insidious horror of Paris' first book, which was a gem.
A disappointing, mediocre read.

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elkhan
Jul 19, 2017

WHAT A BOOK!!!!! I just wrote a review on my blog which can be found at https://elsbookreviews.blogspot.ca/2017/07/the-breakdown-by-b-paris-netgalley.html !

Hope you check it out! 😀

JCLAmandaW May 04, 2017

When Cass sees a woman parked on the side of the road, late at night and in a rain storm, she pauses to help but eventually drives on. This event leads Cass into a nightmare of a murderer on the loose while she is struggling with the possibility of early onset dementia. While I enjoyed the pace of "Behind Closed Doors" a little more, the ending made this book worth sticking through to the final page.

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