Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Bring Me Back - B A Paris


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…

What did I think?

I was one of the many readers excited to see a new B A Paris book being released; B A Paris is the queen of the cliffhanger chapter ending and she should really be known as B A 'Just One More Chapter' Paris.  The only problem with reading just one more chapter is that you get to a point where you might as well stay up and finish the whole book!  So start this one on a Friday night and you'll be all set for an up-all-night read-a-thon.

Finn isn't a character I warmed to at all, I just felt like he knew a lot more about Layla's disappearance that he's letting on.  I was also deeply suspicious of the way they met, he seemed to fall in love with her across a crowded tube station and I feared that he loved the idea of Layla more than he loved her.  When Layla goes missing on a holiday in France, Finn is naturally put under the spotlight.  He admits that he lied to the police, making the reader enter the speed-reading Olympics to find out the whole story.  My dislike for Finn continued as we find out that he is now engaged to Layla's sister, Ellen, which seemed like it was a bit too easy for him to just replace one with the other.  Finn becomes spooked when replicas of Layla's missing Russian doll start to appear...Finn knows they are replicas as he has the original one.  Then Finn gets an email from Layla...

This is another superb page-turner from B A Paris; although I did work some of it out, I still thought it was very well played out.  I think my intense dislike for Finn and identifying his shallowness made my brain go into overdrive and I could see all of the things he couldn't see.  I loved the ability to put Finn and Ellen's relationship under a microscope; a relationship that only started due to Layla's disappearance and is built on Finn's lies.  Ellen just wants to know that Finn loves her more than Layla, but does he?

I don't imagine that I will ever be disappointed by a B A Paris book: she is the queen of the cliffhanger chapter ending, the duchess of suspense and the master weaver of a tangled web of intrigue.  Prepare to be up all night reading this one!

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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