I find thrillers quite difficult to review. Not because I didn’t like B.A. Paris‘ Bring Me Back, but because there are so many twists, turns and false trails, I don’t want to mention anything in case I accidentally let anything slip.
Suffice to say, I read Bring Me Back ($34.99, Raincoast Books, St. Martin’s Press) in one night and while I thought I had some things figured out, I was wrong the entire read, which makes me happy: I like books that keep you guessing – and turning the pages when you are supposed to be – ahem – working.
Bring Me Back is about Finn, whose girlfriend Layla disappears a decade ago. “He told the police the truth about that night. Just not the whole truth. Now he’s moved on. But the past isn’t done with him yet.”
I liked the characters in this book, particularly the secondary characters, but I have mixed thoughts on Finn himself – but I can’t tell you why.
A copy of this book was provided by Raincoast Books for an honest review.
The opinions are my own.