Cass found a burner mobile phone that belonged to her very best friend, Rachel. In the burner telephone, she managed to piece together her husband and her very best friend were having a affair. And they had been plotting to induce Cass crazy, even to the verge of suicide in order that they can get their hands on her mommy.
After Cass had pieced it together she put up Matthew to be enticed as the murderer. However, what she did not understand was that it was Rachel who murdered Cass’s buddy on the abandoned street. The girl had found that Rachel and Matthew were having an affair and was planning to inform Cass. Rachel needed to discontinue her.
THE BREAKDOWN brings viewers along for the ride since a single girl starts to lose her memory and her thoughts.
Ever since the night she drove home from this party, Cass was having difficulty. That night ought to have been ordinary. If she’d only listened to her husband, even when she had not taken the back street home, her life may have continued on track… but she’d take the back street, in the center of a vicious thunderstorm, and she did watch the girl stuck in her car on the side of the street.
And she did not stop to help. Whenever the following day, Cass discovers that a girl has been found murdered at precisely the exact same place as she watched the girl stuck, her remorse starts. So will her forgetfulness.
Cass is denying all: where she abandoned her car, when she took her pills, the alert code–the one thing she can not overlook is the nagging remorse that she may have spared that woman’s lifestyle, if she had ceased on her drive home. Then the hushed telephone calls begin, also Cass begins to wonder whether Somebody Else knows what she is guilty of, also…
THE BREAKDOWN epitomizes”summertime ” This psychological thriller has been read from the pool on summer holiday. There is nothing about B.A. Paris’ composing that’s fun–it is not too severe, not too stuffy, and boy, does this move.
I read this book in just two sittings, I simply could not put it down. B.A. Paris has created a completely entertaining narrative that pops on the principal characters’ beating memory: I had been completely consumed as I saw Cass’ psychological state collapse apart.
Paris ratchets up the pressure bit by bit, bringing viewers together as Cass goes from perplexed to alerted to completely forgettable –a construction which allowed me itching to find out what she’d do – and what could happen to her next.
If you like a story featuring an unreliable narrator, then you’ll see lots of stuff to relish in THE BREAKDOWN. Cass is the best unreliable narrator, not able to trust her own comprehension of the events unfolding around her and B.A. Paris does a fantastic job crafting a believable explanation for Cass’ memory reduction, which makes her plight feel authentic and conducive to the reader.
That said, THE BREAKDOWN still does not deliver the very same agony as did BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. I kept needing just a tiny bit more seriousness from this narrative –a bit more strain and a bit more shadow.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS was both a”beach read” and that a spine-tingling suspense narrative –THE BREAKDOWN does not achieve the exact same equilibrium, leaning more towards the milder”beach read” compared to a genuine thriller.
However, as I have digested the narrative since reading it a week, I am increasingly convinced that this publication is not supposed to be that sort of frightening crime book: it is not supposed to become really twisted or very frightening. It is intended to be what it is: page-turning, addictive fun, if your idea of fun is seeing a girl gradually unravel under remorse over a life she may have saved.
My main qualm with this novel probably came in its end. The”final show” of the story was only a bit overly far-fetched for me–and I am usually quite inclined to follow along with writers in which their narrative takes me. After turning the book’s final page, I’d wish to get a little more substance behind the story’s end, or at least a couple more hints along the way that may have made it look more realistic.
I really don’t wish to spoil anything, so that I will not say a lot more about this–but I shall caution that if you are a reader that places a great deal of stake in a puzzle’s final explanation, you may be frustrated with this one. If, on the other hand, if you are prepared to give the author a little bit of leeway, you are going to be just fine with this narrative’s ultimate show.
I am a massive believer that the world requires all sorts of crime books, and also the entire world certainly needs crime publications that don’t request the reader to go too far in the darkness.
But instead pull the reader as well as a totally consuming,”just-one-more-page” travel. THE BREAKDOWN is completely that sort of publication, and I am fairly convinced it will make a major splash on summer reading lists come July.