The Breakdown

The Breakdown

Large Print - 2017
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Unable to forget a murder she witnessed when she was where she was not supposed to be, Cass struggles with an increasingly compromised memory before she begins receiving silent, sinister phone calls.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781432839543
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 481 pages ; 23 cm
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Alternative Title: Break down


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Like The Woman In the Window, this engaging thriller centres on a complex woman struggling to retain her sanity after witnessing a horrific crime.

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Mar 06, 2019

Interesting plot but the main character is very weak. She comes across as dumb and too wishy-washy.

Dec 01, 2018

I just finished this book. For quite a few chapters I thought seriously about returning it, because it was just not terrific, but then I got into it enough that I wanted to know whodunit... while the beginning told how it started, I think Paris spent way too much time with that part of the book. Later, way later, I was glad I stayed with the book. I was flipping pages as fast as possible. So, if u want to know whodunit and you're just about to send it back, keep gets better, much better. You'll be glad you stuck with it. Happy Reading! 4 stars only tho.

ArapahoeEllaine Aug 25, 2018

Its a page-turning thriller that will leave you guessing, if you can't trust yourself, who can you trust? Why she didn't stop and help the woman in the car; who would be found dead.

Aug 12, 2018

I have a feeling that this book was moldering in a drawer someplace until Paris had a hit "first" novel. Breakdown shoulda stayed in that drawer.

Jul 31, 2018

I only wish there were more books by B.A. Paris. I really like how she writes. Her novels are clean, suspenseful, characters seem real with many dynamics. I’ve read the three of hers that are available and enjoyed her writing in all.
The only thing about this book is I wish it had a bit more zip in the end, but it was good nonetheless.

Jul 27, 2018

I quite enjoyed this book, and it did keep me guessing somewhat, but the genre is becoming quite predictable and that did take away from my enjoyment a bit. Overall, a good story though not as shocking as Behind Closed Doors.

Jul 19, 2018

I was disappointed with this book. The first 240 pages were repetitive. I kept reading because her first book was so engrossing I thought this one must get better. Unfortunately the outcome was predictable. The happenings were also so agonizingly spelled out it was as if the author didn't feel the reader could figure it out without being spoonfed.

Jul 11, 2018

Couldn't get into it.

Jun 23, 2018

I loved the book and I could not put it down. Interesting, hard to imagine the ending, well written. Highly recommended. Main character complicated, easy to relate to, the contrast between idealistic cottage life and the horrific story unfolding kept me engaged.

From someone who has about a million different things going on at any given time and who finds themselves often asking "Did I..?"/"I could've sworn I..."/"I did that?" - this book will make you question yourself and everything you're reading as the story progresses. It's an edge of your seat psychological thriller revolving around the murder of a local woman, whom the main character later realizes she had lunch with a couple of weeks ago. As the main character has increasingly disturbing lapses of memory, she quickly spirals downward toward a "breakdown". The book will drag you into its depths of "Did I...?"

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