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

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt:  Your favorite prompt from the 2015,  2016 , or  2017  POPSUGAR Reading Challenges - A book you ...

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, or 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenges - A book you can finish in a day (2016)

Brief synopsis: During a romantic getaway trip, Layla goes missing while Finn is in the bathroom. She's eventually presumed to be dead. Twelve years later, he's engaged to her sister (Ellen) and all is great, right? Wrong! Little clues start showing up for both Finn and Ellen that may hint that Layla's alive and she's back.

I have been a fan of B.A. Paris since I read her first book, Behind Closed Doors, which is so terrifyingly spine-tingling. Bring Me Back is her third novel. And I'll be honest. I don't know if she will ever write anything that's as great as Behind Closed Doors; it was that good. Don't get me wrong, though. Bring Me Back is also a great book. I read the entire things within hours.

I'll admit - throughout most of the book, I was intrigued, but not overly invested in the story. Every single thing that I thought was going on, every theory I developed because I thought I was cleverly picking up little hints - it was all purposely laid out for me to pick up on. The actual twist at the end was not one I expected and that really made the novel what it was. The twist at the ending was the disturbing story that made me sick to my stomach at one point.

The biggest difference with this novel from her first two is that this novel is mainly from the perspective of the male in the story; unlike her other two, which are mostly from the female perspective. I think she still does well writing from the perspective of the opposite sex and there's not really a negative aspect to that.

Paris is a graphic writer with beautiful story-telling. Her first two novels kept me on the edge of my seat - Bring Me Back is no different. This novel is reminiscent of other domestic thrillers, like The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, Shari Lapena's The Stranger in the House, and Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker.

I received this novel for free in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. 

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