Spoiler Free Review
**I’d like to thank Netgalley & St. Martin’s Press for my ARC in exchange for my honest opinion**
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Fiction
Publication Date: June 19, 2018
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤
A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she’s not inside. No one ever sees her again.
Ten years later he’s engaged to be married; he’s happy, and his past is only a tiny part his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She’s turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.
As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?
This was my first introduction to B.A Paris, so I really have nothing to compare it to. But there were so many thoughts running through my head with this book.
What I loved..
-It was such an easy and fast- paced read! Definitely a road trip, plane ride or beach worthy read. There was never a point where I found myself skimming through or thought: Ok, hurry up to the end already.
– The Russian Dolls! Omg..Not only do I own one, but I loved playing with them as a child when I was in day care. I never saw the creep factor until now. It certainly gave this story that extra bit of UMPH.
– The storytelling was great. It was different, but worked very well in my opinion. It was told between the present, the past, Finn & Layla.
-I really enjoyed Finn’s character. His dark moments were very Jack Torrance.
What didn’t work for me..
– It was kinda predictable. Even with all the possible scenarios thrown in throughout the story, I still knew how it was gonna go down but needed Paris to fill in the holes.
-There were a few parts near the end where I wanted to facepalm myself and was like: Really? Why?
Overall, it was an enjoyable read and won’t be my last B.A Paris novel.
Have you read this yet? Have you read any other books by this author? If so, which one did you like most?