Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
Published June 18th, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Genres Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she’s not inside . No one ever sees her again. Ten years later he’s engaged to be married; he’s happy, and his past is only a tiny part his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She’s turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?
This is the second book I have read by B.A. Paris (I still need to read Behind Closed Door). Bring Me Back involves our main character Finn, whose girlfriend, Layla, went missing while they were traveling in France 12 years ago. Layla is never found and the case is never solved. Finn is now trying to move on with her life and has recently asked his new girlfriend, Emma, who also happens to be Layla’s sister, to move in with him. Everything is seemingly fine until someone starts leaving reminders of Layla in places that Finn is sure to find, followed by an email from someone claiming to be Layla.
I liked this book, but I was not the biggest fan of the main character Finn. I can say that I figured a few things out before they were revealed, but there were others that I didn’t. Bring Me Back is a fast paced thriller and caught my attention from the first chapter. I enjoy the author’s writing and the plot line is really interesting, I just had some problems with it at some points. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I will leave it at that. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I think that fans of B.A. Paris and fast paced thrillers will also like it.
Thank you to the publisher, St. Martin’s Pres, for sending me an ARC of this book.