Bring Me Back by BA Paris

Bring Me BackBring Me Back by B.A. Paris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Published June 19th 2018 by HQ

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.

My Review

I wish that we could give books a 3.5 star instead of just 3 or 4. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the story but it felt to drag on a bit which left me skimming just to get to the end.

I adored Ms. Paris’s book, Behind Closed Doors, it had me riveted and sucked in until the very end leaving me wanting a whole lot more, but this one was not as consuming.

The book is told in three parts with dual POV’s from different characters. Each part, the POV’s changed. The only one that stayed the same was our leading man, Finn. Now I cannot go into much detail surrounding the POV’s or it will give away some spoilers. Just know that I did enjoy this aspect of the book. Part one consisted of before and after and was solely told from Finn’s perspective. Part two is where it starts getting interesting. But by part three, I felt that there was a lot of filler going on and just could not wait to actually get finished with the story.

The story bounces back and forth and you as the reader contemplate whether Layla is alive or dead and if Finn harmed her in some way or if she was taken. The ending was surprising to me and all the while reading I kept trying to figure out the mystery. Needless to say…I definitely didn’t get it all figured out but some pieces I was able to.

Although, I did enjoy the story line and liked the characters, I did not feel like this one had as much an impact on me as Behind Closed Doors did.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

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3 stars

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