To Be Published June 19, 2018, by St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Fiction / Mystery / Thriller
Format: Kindle Edition
Page Count: 384
I knew she would never have wandered off, not at night, not when it was pitch-black because, as I said, she hated the dark.
Finn doesn’t know what happened to Layla, his girlfriend, that fateful night during their vacation to France. But he knows more than he told the police. Layla disappeared without a trace and Finn narrowly avoided being charged with foul play.
Twelve years later, Finn has done his best to move on – finding new love with, of all people, Layla’s sister Ellen. They’re engaged to be married and looking forward to a new chapter in life. Then a Russian nesting doll shows up in their front yard, Finn gets an email from a stranger, and everything begins to spiral out of control.
I wasn’t going to be able to come out of the darkness and into the light. I was going to have to spend the rest of my life in subterfuge, hiding my true self away from the world.
I recommend this book to lovers of mystery, suspense, and psychological thrillers – especially those that appreciate a twisty ending. Suspense lovers will appreciate it as every character comes under Finn’s suspicion as he attempts to keep his carefully constructed life intact.
He’ll think he’s luring me, but it will be me doing the luring.
Bring Me Back was an enjoyable read that I sped through in one sitting. It captures the attention and leads you by the nose to an unexpected (though not entirely plausible) ending.
**Many thanks to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press, and the author for the opportunity to read and review an ARC of this book.
About the Author
B.A. PARIS grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. Behind Closed Doors is her first novel.
(Bio courtesy of Macmillan)