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Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris

Bring Me Back

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March 2018 Book of the Month

A tale in three parts and dual-narrative. Part one gives you the before and after Layla disappeared, part two when her lover Finn is haunted by her and part three, obviously enough, the conclusion. The narrative is in alternating chapters, one side, annoyingly, in italics. The time frame; twelve years, the plot; terrific. Finn, aged 28, falls heavily for Layla but on returning from a skiing trip in France she disappears. Years later her sister, Ellen, enters Finn’s life and rescues him from his despair. They have a gentle, solid, comfortable relationship which develops into love and eventually a proposal of marriage. Then things start to go wrong and part two seriously changes gear giving us a very unstable narrator and escalating tension. Part three turns the whole thing on its head again, drawing us at a hell of a pace to a conclusion that you only see coming as those final chapters unfold. This is compulsive stuff, a one-sitting read, so give it space. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Edel Waugh - 'Well this was really good! It was snowing one night and I picked this up and did not put it down until I finished it.' 
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'In reading this book, I have lived the life of an addict – even the thought of taking a break from it caused me to shake uncontrollably.  A totally addictive thriller.'
  • Julie Watkin - 'I couldn't read this book fast enough! I loved the thrill and suspense. The TV went off and I just kept reading!'
  • Josie Barton - 'Bring Me Back is a taut and tight psychological thriller with more than enough suspense in the plot to keep you guessing from beginning to end.'
  • Sue Burton - 'Great read, believable characters and a real twist at the end.'
  • Rachel Aygin - 'With just a few pages left, the train arrived at my station and I didn’t want to get off! An exciting and thoroughly enjoyable read.'
  • Nicola Edwards - 'Clear your diary as this book will take over your life until you have finished it - a fantastic read, I loved it!'
  • Annie Day - 'An exciting page turner about a woman who is missing presumed dead ... but is she...?'
  • Peter Mynehan - 'draws in the reader and suddenly becomes an incredible page-turner.'
  • Maureen Gourlay - 'Really enjoyed this as it went along - never knowing quite what was going to happen next...'
  • Evelyn Love-Gajardo - 'This took me a day to read and kept me reading mainly because I wanted to find out if the unlikeable main characters got their just deserts.'
  • Katie Dickinson - 'Impossible to put down, disturbing but addictive, I am still thinking of the ending and marvelling at the twist... a must read for 2018. Brilliant!'
  • Beth Winsor - 'An interesting proposition, and very easy reading.'
  • Catherine Dugmore - 'A superb page turning psychological thriller that will keep you guessing right until the end. B A Paris has a fantastic way of writing.  A must read.'
  • Sarah Mustafa - 'A clever, addictive read - I couldn't put this book down!'
  • Vicky-Leigh Sayer - 'The conclusion is both shocking and brilliant in equal measure.'
  • Sarah Harper - A stunning psychological thriller, this will play with your mind.

Win Books from the Manon Bradshaw Thriller Series!

Persons Unknown, the second book in Susie Steiner's crime thriller series, is now out in paperback and to mark the publication we are giving away paperback copies of both Missing, Presumed and Persons Unknown to THREE lucky winners!

To have a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 30 April 2018. The winners will be notified by 14 May 2018,

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Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris

The Disappearance - Twelve years ago Finn's girlfriend disappeared.

The Suspicion - He told the police the truth about that night. Just not quite the whole truth.

The Fear - Now Finn has moved on. But his past won't stay buried...


`This book is compulsive reading from start to finish. A perfectly crafted work of art, seamless and mesmerising. I envy those yet to read it for the pleasure they have in store. Amanda Robson

`A cracking page turner with a killer twist. Camilla Way

`An incredibly pacy, heart-pounding thriller - the twist at the end left me reeling. B A Paris does it again in this exhilarating exploration of love, jealousy and betrayal. A must read for 2018! Phoebe Morgan

`Bring Me Back will not leave your hands until you have turned the last page! Wendy Walker

Praise for The Breakdown;

`A psychological page-turner'-Good Housekeeping


`You'll race through to discover what's happening!'-Prima

`You'll be unable to rest until you've followed the twists and turns to an ending you didn't forsee.'-Daily Express

`BA 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 All is Not Forgotten

`Utterly compelling, brilliant and tense.'- Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

About the Author

B. A. Paris

B. A. Paris is from a Franco/Irish background. She was brought up in England and moved to France where she spent some years working as a trader in an international bank before re-training as a teacher and setting up a language school with her husband. They still live in France and have five daughters.

She is the author of the bestselling psychological thriller Behind Closed Doors.

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Publication date

8th March 2018


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HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


384 pages


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