Monday, June 18, 2018

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

Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris, book cover and review
Bring Me Back is the second novel I've read by Paris, and I enjoyed this one as much as Behind Closed Doors.

Ten years ago Finn and Layla stopped at a rest stop and when Finn returned from the restroom, Layla had disappeared.  There is more to that story--but you have to read the book to find out. Finn has recently become engaged to Layla's sister, Ellen.

First, someone from the town where Finn and Layla used to live says they spotted Layla. Then, Russian dolls begin to appear in strange places where Finn or Ellen will find them.  Only Finn and Ellen and one other friend know the significance of the Russian doll. Finn begins to get emails from someone claiming to know where Layla is.

All of this turmoil makes Finn wonder just how much he really loves Ellen.  It puts a strain on their relationship.  And as the clues pile up and Finn becomes convinced that Layla is still alive, the couple is driven to the breaking point.

Just who is behind these mysterious events?  Is it Layla?  Or is someone else trying to break Finn and Ellen up, or even worse.

The tension builds nicely throughout the entire story.  The pace is fast--there is always something happening.  I did feel that this second book is a bit formulaic, nevertheless, my heart pounded a bit at times.

Paris has the talent for ramping up suspense, and I can recommend this one easily to those who enjoy that type of story.

Published by St. Martin's, June 19, 2018
eARC obtained from NetGalley
304 pages

Rating: 4/5

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  1. If your heart pounds and we lean forward a bit, hoping to find out what's going on, I figure it's a good sign.

  2. I wasn't a big fan of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, but this one sounds more to my liking. I'm definitely going to give it a go.


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