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Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris | Book Review

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THE DISAPPEARANCE

Twelve years ago Finn’s girlfriend disappeared.

THE SUSPICION

He told the police the truth about that night. Just not quite the whole truth.

THE FEAR

Now Finn has moved on. But his past won’t stay buried…

5/5

If you’ve read my reviews of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown, you’ll already know how much I love B.A. Paris’ novels. And Bring Me Back is no exception.

Full disclosure: This review was written in July of 2018, but since I hadn’t gotten around to posting it I’m doing it now.

After having read the first few chapters, I’ll admit that I was complaining to my boyfriend about how blatantly obvious it was ~whodunnit~. I was convinced I’d figured it out – more than once. As I continued on through the chapters, Paris managed to keep on surprising me by pulling plot twist after plot twist out of her hat! And let me tell you: I definitely did not see that ending coming.

The main character, Finn, is – admittedly – not one of my favourites. There is nothing relatable about him, although I don’t think he’s supposed to be, either. I did feel for him when he was constantly being sent back and forth, doubting himself and everyone around him – but like him, I did not. I loved his dog, Peggy – although it was a bit creepy how he kept seeing Layla, his disappeared girlfriend, in the red of her fur. Yes, you read that right: his dog (an Irish Setter) reminded him of the girlfriend that disappeared twelve years ago and might or might not be dead. Bit weird, but okay.

That being said, I once again breezed through Paris’ story. I bought the book on Saturday, started reading it on Sunday and finished it on Monday. The way the story is told is just so captivating. Once again, the chapters switch between past and present in the first part of the book, which then changes to switching between two major characters in parts two and three. With every switch, a new part of the veil is lifted, which really adds to the suspense.

If you’ve read Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris, I’d love to hear your thoughts! She is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors ever, and I highly recommend all of her books to anyone who loves a good thriller.

I hope you enjoyed reading and I’ll see you again next week with a new blog post!

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