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Es later Layla has vanished never to be seen again That’s the story Finn tells the police It’s the truth – but not the whole truthTwelve years later Finn has built a new life with Ellen Layla’ Please don't hate me I have mad respect for BA Paris; I felt her debut novel Behind Closed Doors was a forerunner in the domestic abuse thriller genre and I think the uality of her writing is incredible Unfortunately this one was just too over the top for meLike a few other people have mentioned previously I was gripped and fully invested during Part One I did find I had already guessed initially where Part Two was going but wanted to keep an open mind I didn't find the characters particularly likable or well developed; this is a short novel focused on moving the plot along and not particularly on character development but Paris kept me turning the pages and unable to put the book downIt had started going downhill in Part Two for me but where the story really lost me was Part Three The twist is simultaneously one that has been done before many times in many ways yet also one that is so far fetched and wackadoodle that there is no way it could be remotely plausible This may be due to the fact that I've read so many thrillers; someone who is newer to the genre and a little less jaded will likely take to the twist much graciously than I was able to In short the pages were easy to turn but in the end I can't say that I enjoyed this one I'm still on board the author's fan train and will eagerly await her next novel 3 I received a copy for review via the publisher

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Bring Me BackS sister when he receives a phone call Someone has seen Layla But is it her – or someone pretending to be her? If it is her what does she want? And what does she know about the night she disappeared I don’t mind suspending belief it’s commercial fiction after all but when I enter the realm of the ludicrous count me out

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Bring Me Back kindle Û eBook 9781250151339 ´ Finn and Layla young and in love their whole lives ahead of them Driving back from a holiday in France one night Finn pulls in to a service station leaving Layla alone in the car When he returns minutes later Layla has vanished never to be seen again That’s the story Finn tells the police IFinn and Layla young and in love their whole lives ahead of them Driving back from a holiday in France one night Finn pulls in to a service station leaving Layla alone in the car When he returns minut What is it you want Layla?YOU 1 12 stars I swear I gave it my best shot I really wanted to love this book Paris' Behind Closed Doors kept me on the edge of my seat but her sopho novel The Breakdown bored me so I figured two out of three ain't bad right? Sorry it's a Meat Loaf kinda morningBut this book is so CHEESYI'll give it an extra half star for keeping me reading despite rolling my eyes every few pages but that's the most enthusiasm I can muster for it The twistreveal of the book may be shocking to new mystery readers but it's actually been used by too many authors for me not to see it coming at this point And many of those authors have made it convincing than Paris managed hereBring Me Back alternates between the past in which Finn the narrator and his girlfriend Layla take a holiday in France and she disappears; the present in which we find ourselves ten years later with Finn about to marry Layla's sister Ellen; and first person accounts from Layla where she mostly talks like a comic book villain figuratively twirling her mustache MuahahaMost of the book takes place in the present Despite believing Layla is gone for good signs start popping up that she may be alive Her beloved Russian dolls start appearing everywhere and when Finn receives emails from a mysterious source who seems to know too much it becomes obvious something nefarious is going on Problem is it's all a bit like a slightly comical though unintentionally so B movie Every chapter ends with some really cheesy line that is supposed to be ominous Like I don't ever want you to be scared of me I say Not like Layla was that night I silently addSo I log on to my emails and find one from LaylaYOU HAVE TEN DAYS It was just so ridiculous I wanted to laugh The narrative reminds me of the criminologist from The Rocky Horror Picture Show raising his eyebrow at the camera and saying Or had they?And it was difficult to become invested in any of the characters' stories Finn seems like a dick from the get go and a dumbass why would he go meet someone he suspects is a kidnapper? Ellen and the secondary characters are bland and one dimensional and don't even get me started on Layla There was no hook; no exciting uestions The middle dragged as I was forced to ponder what exactly I was supposed to be caring about are we supposed to be afraid of Layla? Are we supposed to care about the romantic relationships and who Finn will choose?In general I prefer carefully crafted plots with complex characters than Paris offers up here but I can definitely enjoy pulpy nasty thrillers like her Behind Closed Doors Unfortunately though I don't think this book was particularly clever OR fast paced and enjoyable I guess her first book might have been a one off for meBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube