The Breakdown

The Breakdown

Large Print - 2017
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Cass has 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 guilt.
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. What could she have done, really? Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. 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 the woman she might have saved, and the terrible guilt. Or the silent calls she's receiving, or the feeling that someone's watching her....
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432839543
1432839543
Characteristics: 481 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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brickl
Jul 19, 2018

I was disappointed with this book. The first 240 pages were repetitive. I kept reading because her first book was so engrossing I thought this one must get better. Unfortunately the outcome was predictable. The happenings were also so agonizingly spelled out it was as if the author didn't feel the reader could figure it out without being spoonfed.

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therapymutt
Jul 11, 2018

Couldn't get into it.

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beatazio
Jun 23, 2018

I loved the book and I could not put it down. Interesting, hard to imagine the ending, well written. Highly recommended. Main character complicated, easy to relate to, the contrast between idealistic cottage life and the horrific story unfolding kept me engaged.

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YourFunLibrarian
Jun 05, 2018

From someone who has about a million different things going on at any given time and who finds themselves often asking "Did I..?"/"I could've sworn I..."/"I did that?" - this book will make you question yourself and everything you're reading as the story progresses. It's an edge of your seat psychological thriller revolving around the murder of a local woman, whom the main character later realizes she had lunch with a couple of weeks ago. As the main character has increasingly disturbing lapses of memory, she quickly spirals downward toward a "breakdown". The book will drag you into its depths of "Did I...?"

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0007548100dmw
May 27, 2018

Good book. Was a bit repetitive in the middle but, the ending made the book worthwhile.

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cambridgedon
May 05, 2018

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.

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PrairieStar
May 03, 2018

I listened to this as a downloadable audio and it was hard to stop. Had a good surprising twist at the end.

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jwitt920
Mar 26, 2018

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.

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SJM7323
Nov 23, 2017

This book was okay but totally predictable. It's not really worth the time.

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squirrelee
Nov 18, 2017

Read it in one day, I couldn't put this one down! Full of twists!!

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