Book review: Bring Me Back by B.A Paris

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?

Bring Me Back is the utterly compelling, white-knuckle thriller from Sunday Times bestseller B A Paris.

I can’t say that this book didn’t have me gripped because, once I got into it, I could not put it down.

As thrillers go, it was right up my street, and as I neared the end I got to that stage where closing the book just wasn’t an option, I had to finish it, I had to know what happened.

I’m sad to say that, while I enjoyed the journey, I didn’t like the ending. I realise that you have to suspend your disbelief with thrillers but I found this one just a step too far for me to get on board with.

That’s not to say this wasn’t an enjoyable book though. It certainly had me turning the pages.