The Breakdown - B A Paris

The Breakdown

By B A Paris

  • Release Date: 2017-07-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 517 Ratings


Finalist for the 2018 International Thriller Writers Best Hardcover Thriller Award!

Named One of the Most Anticipated Thriller Novels Of 2017 by Bustle!


If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

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 inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm, and she probably would have been hurt herself if she’d stopped. Not only that, her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing. Where she left the car; if she took her pills; even the alarm code.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

And the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

You won't be able to put down B. A. Paris's The Breakdown, the next chilling, propulsive novel from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors.


  • The Break Down

    By Kackitwo
    What a waste of money! Very boring, extremely irritating to say the least, you actually want to slap the woman for being so stupid. I cannot believe this Author is considered “good”. Repeats the action over and over and over again and again. Definitely Not a Fan !!
  • Not worth while

    By Audri_1616
    Soooo slow and predictable
  • Amazing Author!

    By Katlynr2
    Paris nailed it again with another mind blowing novel. Such an amazing author that never makes you want to put the book down. So glad I found Paris because she is masterpiece!
  • A decent twist.

    By Dhjdjdjdncd
    B.A. Paris’s ‘The Breakdown’ is a well made, psychological mystery. The pacing is great and I never found myself thinking it was going too fast or too slow. The characters are well crafted, and I personally got attached to each one. Cass, the feminine protagonist, is a very relatable character. I felt almost everything she felt throughout the book. The twist at the ending of the book makes a lot of sense so, unless you’re observant like myself, you won’t see it coming. However, the ending is still satisfying even if you figured out who’s the killer beforehand. Overall, I recommend this book. Just put some sad music on, such as ‘For the Damaged Coda’ or ‘Moonlight Sonata’ to really put you in the mood.
  • Must read!

    By Sillywilly01
    It had a great plot twist and was moderately suspenseful. If you are looking for a different twist story from a thriller book then you should definitely read this one!
  • The Beakdown

    By Readingbythesea
    Not as look as her first book, found it hard to read. Made me think of the old movie Gaslight.
  • The ending was kinda silly

    By Yelps10056
    Hurt the book’s rating...
  • Big disappointment!

    By Barnbutt
    I loved her first book so I was excited to read this one! The premise is ridiculous. The story drags on and on well after I figured out where it was going. It is just silly. The story wraps up without a final confrontation. Almost wonder if this was an earlier book she wrote that wasn’t published because it is stinker and then resurrected after the success of the first one. Hope this author isn’t a one hit wonder because I enjoyed her first novel so much.
  • Good yet predictable

    By reidstringbean
    Parts of this book seemed very obvious to me, but the idea of it is just so creepy and intriguing that it pulled me in.
  • Addicting!

    By vrmshoes
    Great read!