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September 27, 2017

Review: The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published July 18th, 2017 by St. Martin's Press
My rating: 2 out of 5 stars

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

 My thoughts…


The story begins on a dark stormy night when Cass takes a shortcut home through the woods, against her husband's advice that she take the main road just to be safe in the storm. She comes upon a car pulled over by the side of the road and sees a woman sitting inside alone. After briefly considering asking if the woman needs any help, Cass drives on and goes home. The next morning, Cass is horrified to learn that the woman was murdered and she feels guilty that she didn't stop to help her. Later that morning she finds out the women who was murdered was an acquaintance.

Cass begins receiving calls from someone who doesn't say anything and is seeing a man watching her from outside her home. Cass is struggling to remember things; her mother had been diagnosed with early onset dementia and with her forgetfulness she is convinced that she also has the disease. Cass leaves without her purse or makes purchases she can't remember making. Mysterious parcels arrive, silent phone calls, she is doubting her own sanity. Why can't she remember anything? Cass becomes paranoid and fears she is going insane. Cass is convinced the killer of the woman in the car is after her now.

The story sounds interesting, but it really wasn’t once I discovered very early on who was behind it all. After that, the story didn’t hold much interest for me, it was predictable, repetitive and a bit dull at times. I continued just to discover the reasoning behind why the culprits did what they did. I really wanted to like The Breakdown, it just wasn’t for me.

Happy Reading -J       
    

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September 24, 2017

Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black Christine Lakin (Narrator) Audiobook, Duration: 12:06:57 Published September 3rd, 2013 ...
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September 22, 2017

Review: If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout Hardcover, 480 pages Published September 5th, 2017 by Harlequin Teen My rating...
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September 20, 2017

Review: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Review: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley Kindle Edition, 290 pages Published June 6th, 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers My rating: 4...
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September 17, 2017

Review: The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd

Review: The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd
The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd Jackie Schlicher (Narrator) (Whispers on the Moors #1) Audiobook, Duration: 11:03:13 P...
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September 13, 2017

Review: Wired by Julie Garwood

Review: Wired by Julie Garwood
Wired by Julie Garwood (Buchanan-Renard #13) Hardcover, 336 pages Published July 4th, 2017 by Berkley My rating: 3 out of 5 stars...
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September 10, 2017

Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt
When It’s Real by Erin Watt Caitlin Kelly - Narrator Teddy Hamilton – Narrator Audiobook, Duration: 11:47:37 Published May 30th...
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September 09, 2017

National Mill Dog Rescue

National Mill Dog Rescue
Today after our Mountain Shadow Riders (MSR) chapter meeting a group of us toured the National Mill Dog Rescue facility. We also brought a...
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September 06, 2017

Review: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

Review: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian Kindle Edition, 333 pages Published January 5th, 2016 by Vintage My rating: 3 out of 5 stars Go...
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September 05, 2017

Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer
Winter by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #4) Hardcover, 1st, 827 pages Published November 10th, 2015 by Feiwel & Friends...
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September 03, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #22

Stacking the Shelves #22
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and co-hosted by Reading Reality . It’s all about sharing the books yo...
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September 03, 2017

Review: Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout Amy Landon (Narrator) (A Wicked Saga #2) Audiobook, Duration: 10:17:34 Published September 13th, 2...
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