- Title Bring Me Back
- Author B. A. Paris
- Year 2018
- Genres Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
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. It’s the truth – but not the whole truth. Twelve years later, Finn has built a new life with Ellen, Layla’s 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?
Hmm, a very quick read this one, it was an easy thriller that kept me turning pages but I do have to admit that I guessed the twist early on. It was well written in the sense that it kept you wanting to see what happened next, but at the same time there seemed to be an endless amount of Russian Dolls and it felt quite drawn out.
I’m not sure how plausible it is - wouldn’t you recognise someone you loved if all they did was dye their hair and lose some weight? Hard to say without being in the exact same situation, but our protagonist was certainly not a hero. He was hard to like and made some very odd decisions along the way.
Interesting, quick to get through, but I can’t say I would recommend this particularly.
Rating: 2 / 5