Source: Review Copy
Twelve years ago Finn’s girlfriend disappeared.
He told the police the truth about that night.
Just not quite the whole truth.
Now Finn has moved on.
But his past won’t stay buried…
When I read Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris last year, I read it in just a few hours. My friend and I raved about how it was the best thriller we had both read in a long while. There is something about the authors writing that is so gripping, that it doesn’t let you go until you turn the final page, almost as though it has put a spell on you, urging you to keep reading. As I found with Behind Closed Doors, I found her third novel to be immensely enjoyable. You do not want to miss it. I would suggest having plenty of coffee on the go when you begin, you will want to keep sleep at bay, which is why this book comes with the #forgetsleep.
Twelve years ago, Finn’s girlfriend, Layla, disappeared without trace, whilst they were on holiday in France. Layla has never been found, despite a massive police search. Now, Finn is engaged to her sister, Ellen, but as they begin to make plans for their wedding, people close to Finn, begin to report sightings of his missing former partner. Finn doesn’t want to believe that Layla has returned after all these years and he battles with his conscious over his decision to marry Ellen. Is he making the right one? What would Layla think of him when she realises that he has chosen to marry her sister? Has Layla really returned twelve years after she was reported missing, and if she has, where has she been during that time?
Bring Me Back is unbelievably tense, you know when the author has great writing skills when you’re shouting at the characters on the page at the decisions they’re making, and when you can’t bear to read on, for fear of what is going to happen to them next. I won’t say too much about the plot as I don’t want to spoil it, but we hear from the perspectives of two characters in this book, Finn and his fiance, Ellen. B A Paris kept me asking questions about them as I turned the final page of each chapter, which made me desperate to read the next. For me, I think this book really is about the characters, although the plot is good, it is really Finn’s tangled relationship between these two sisters that drives the story.
I’m sure, as with her previous book, I will be raving about this for a long while; I’m looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next. Bring Me Back is another belter of a read. Thank you to Sophie Calder at HQ for sending me a copy of the book to review.
Publication date: 8th March 2018
Print length: 384 pages