THE NEW TWISTY, GRIPPING READ FROM B. A. PARIS, THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING NOVELS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND THE BREAKDOWN
“We’re in a new Golden Age of suspense writing now, because of amazing books like Bring Me Back, and I for one am loving it.” —Lee Child
“[An] outstanding Hitchcockian thriller.” —Publishers Weekly (starred reivew)
She went missing. He moved on. A whole world of secrets remained—until now.
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.
This book was quite interesting I did not pick up who Ellen actually was until the end of the book. If you want a psychological thriller then this would be a good book for you. There is not really any horror part in this book. Nothing scary, at least not to me, just a lot of wondering “who did it”, “why did this happen”, etc. The story line and characters are very well written and developed which made for an exciting and guessing book.
Finding out the real and true story behind Layla’s disappearance and why Finn lied is very interesting. I didn’t guess everything until near the end of the book so the author did a very good job at that hidden information. This book will try to keep you reading it until it is finished and if you stop then it will play on the edges of your mind while you are waiting to read more of it.
I received this book from Net Galley for this review.