Bring Me Back
By B.A. Paris
Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone—never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story.
Ten years later Finn is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. Their shared grief over what happened to Layla drew them close and now they intend to remain together. Still, there’s something about Ellen that Finn has never fully understood. His heart wants to believe that she is the one for him…even though a sixth sense tells him not to trust her.
Then, not long before he and Ellen are to be married, Finn gets a phone call. Someone from his past has seen Layla—hiding in plain sight. There are other odd occurrences: Long-lost items from Layla’s past that keep turning up around Finn and Ellen’s house. Emails from strangers who seem to know too much. Secret messages, clues, warnings. If Layla is alive—and on Finn’s trail—what does she want? And how much does she know?
A tour de force of psychological suspense, Bring Me Back will have you questioning everything and everyone until its stunning climax.
First, I want to say that I am not being paid or compensated for this review. I was sent this book from St. Martin’s Press for an honest review. Everything in my review is my own thoughts and opinions. I have not found a B.A. Paris book that I have not liked and when I received this book out of the blue I was so excited. Her books have some power over me that I end up reading them in one day because I am just unable to put them down. And that is exactly what happen with this book. It has been a while since I could say the book was “unputdownable” but here I am saying it.
Whenever I want to read a book I stay away from reviews until I have read the book, or I have started the book. What I am looking for is to see if others are feeling the same way about the book, either meaning I am enjoying it or it’s just not happening for me. Well with this book I have still not looked at reviews because I don’t want anyone ruining how I feel about this one.
This story captured me the moment that I picked it up. I was on my way to my son’s swim lessons when I got the mail. When I opened the mail and seen I had received this book I put the book I was bringing with me to read back and took this one. When swim lessons where over it was time for me to go home and be a mom with making dinner, but it was so hard to put the book down. Once I was done playing the mom role and my children were in bed I picked this book right back up and stayed up finishing it because I just could not put it down.
Every theory I had about the plot was thrown as I kept going through the story. I was always stuck with my jaw dropping thinking, well then there goes my theory. Half way through the story the author just flipped the script and threw out everything I had thought was going to happen. All I could keep thinking about is where do we go from here. I eventually figured it out, but the story was so good that I had to follow through just to know what happens. This is for sure a book that either you love it or not. There are going to be those readers that just love how this story goes and then there are going to be the ones that just hate it. I was for sure one of those that loved the story and how it turned out. It kept me thinking and I just love that about books.
I want to send out a huge thank you to St. Martin’s Press and B.A. Paris for this opportunity. I have completely enjoyed reading this story and having it as my first review on my blog.