The Breakdown: A Novel (Mass Market)

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The Breakdown is the next chilling, propulsive novel from B. A. Paris, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and Bring Me Back.

Even harder to put down than Behind Closed Doorswith two in a row, Paris moves directly to the thriller A-list.Booklist (starred review)

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods. It was on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, and a woman was sitting insidethe one who was killed. Cass is trying to put the crime out of her mind. What could she have done, really? Its a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm and, as her husband keeps reminding her, Cass might have been hurt herself if shed pulled over.

But since then, Cass has been forgetting every little thing. Where she left the car, if she took her pills, even the alarm code. The only thing she cant forget is that woman. And now that Cass keeps receiving silent phone calls, she cant quite shake the feeling that someones watching her

A story with a ratcheting sense of uneasea tale of friendship and love, sanity, and the terrible unravelling of it. USA Today

About the Author

B. A. PARIS is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, Bring Me Back, The Dilemma, and The Therapist. She grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher.

Praise For…

A story with a ratcheting sense of unease a tale of friendship and love, sanity and the terrible unravelling of it. USA Today

B. A. Paris has done it again! The Breakdown is a page-turning thriller that will leave you questioning the family you love, the friends you trust, and even your own mind. Wendy Walker, author of the USA Today bestselling novel All Is Not Forgotten

In the same vein as the authors acclaimed debut, Behind Closed Doors, this riveting psychological thriller pulls readers into an engrossing narrative in which every character is suspect. With its well-formed protagonists, snappy, authentic dialog, and clever and twisty plot, this is one not to miss. Library Journal (starred)

This psychological thriller is even harder to put down than Paris 2016 best-seller debut Behind Closed Doors; schedule reading time accordingly. With two in a row, Paris moves directly to the thriller A-list. Booklist (starred)

British author Paris follows her bestselling debut, 2016s Behind Closed Doors, with another first-rate psychological thriller.... Tension quickly builds to a crescendo as Casss fears...become palpable. Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for Behind Closed Doors

Debut-novelist Paris adroitly toggles between the recent past and the present in building the suspense of Graces increasingly unbearable situation, as time becomes critical and her possible solutions narrow. This is one readers wont be able to put down. Booklist (starred review)

Making her smash debut, Paris [keeps] the suspense level high. In the same vein as Gone Girl or Girl on the Train, this is a cant-put-down psychological thriller. Library Journal (starred review)

This debut is guaranteed to haunt you especially if youre about to tie the knot. Pariss thriller asks the question: The perfect marriage or the perfect lie? Jack and Grace, the couple at the center of this totally enthralling novel, are so clearly not what they seem youll have no choice but to read and read and read until their darkest secrets are revealed. Warning: brace yourself. Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

A gripping domestic thrillerthe sense of believability and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver. The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

Behind Closed Doors takes a classic tale to a whole new levelThis was one of the best and [most] terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever readeach chapter brings you further in, to the point where you feel how Grace must feel. The desperation, the feeling that no one will believe you and yet still wanting to fight because someone you care deeply about will get hurt. San Francisco Book Review

Paris grabs the reader from the beginning with a powerful and electrifying tale. Behind Closed Doors, a novel sure to make one's skin crawl, also reveals no one truly knows what does go on behind closed doors.New York Journal of Books

Newlyweds Grace and Jack Angel seem to lead a perfect life in British author Pariss gripping debut, but appearances can be deceiving...Graces terror is contagious, and Millies impending peril creates a ticking clock that propels this claustrophobic cat-and-mouse tale toward its grisly, gratifying conclusion. Publishers Weekly

A frighteningly cool portrait of a serious sadist, Behind Closed Doors is a gripping, claustrophobia-inducing thriller... Read at the risk of running from every handsome British lawyer who crosses your path. Romantic Times

This book proves that looks are most definitely deceiving...Disturbing, to say the least, readers will definitely be shaken as the story commences and they become immediately absorbed. The writing was incredible, and the pace is quick, offering up too many chills to count...Behind Closed Doors screams: Stay single! Suspense Magazine

"This book just has to be huge in 2016. I flew through it in two breathless sittings. Quite simply: astounding." S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood

"This outstanding debut novel will leave you breathless." Bella

"This one is 2016's answer to Gone Girl. Nuff said." Women's Health UK

"It took me just an afternoon to read this book and by the end, my heart was pounding. If you like fast and frantic stories, you'll love this." The Sun

"Behind Closed Doors is an intriguing, sharply gripping debut thriller."

"An utterly compelling journey through the darker side of the human psyche. Your blood will run cold but you won't be able to stop reading, I promise you that." Sarah Harper, Lovereading reviewer

"This has been one of my best reads EVER and will be huge in 2016. Congratulations to B A Paris on a remarkable debut book." Shelley Bennett, The Book Club member

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250122476
ISBN-10: 1250122473
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 25th, 2020
Pages: 416