The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Cass is on her way home from an after work party in a storm. Her husband warned her about taking the shortcut as it could be very dangerous especially during a storm. When she sees a woman parked on the side of the road, she has to stop. But when the woman doesn't signal for her to help, Cass continues on the way home. The next day, she discovers that the woman has actually been murdered and this causes her to go into panic mode. When she finds out that she actually knows the woman, Cass is riddled with guilt. We follow Cass's story from July and the time of the murder to October when the murderer is caught. Cass's life takes a traumatic turn during these months and the story is enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.
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After reading Behind Closed Doors, I was really looking forward to reading this book. Cass is a character who you want to smack upside the head. I can understand being upset about the death of someone you know, but the extreme she takes it to, can be a bit ridiculous. Cass is also having a lot of trouble remembering things. She thinks she may have early onset dementia like her mother, but then there is a change that makes her question everything that has happened the past few months.
There are times when I feel sorry for Cass and all the torment she went through. Even though most of it she brought upon herself. I would like to see what happens next for her in life. You never know who you can trust. They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but maybe it's the ones closest to us that we have to watch the most.
I recommend this book to anyone who is up for twists and turns. Enter for your chance to win one of 25 copies of the audio CD of this book from Goodreads.
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