Bring Me Back - B A Paris

Bring Me Back

By B A Paris

  • Release Date: 2018-06-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 360 Ratings



“We’re in a new Golden Age of suspense writing now, because of amazing books like Bring Me Back, and I for one am loving it.” —Lee Child

"[An] outstanding Hitchcockian thriller.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

She went missing. He moved on. A whole world of secrets remained—until now.

Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone—never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story.

Ten years later Finn is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. Their shared grief over what happened to Layla drew them close and now they intend to remain together. Still, there’s something about Ellen that Finn has never fully understood. His heart wants to believe that she is the one for him...even though a sixth sense tells him not to trust her.

Then, not long before he and Ellen are to be married, Finn gets a phone call. Someone from his past has seen Layla—hiding in plain sight. There are other odd occurrences: Long-lost items from Layla’s past that keep turning up around Finn and Ellen’s house. Emails from strangers who seem to know too much. Secret messages, clues, warnings. If Layla is alive—and on Finn’s trail—what does she want? And how much does she know?

A tour de force of psychological suspense, Bring Me Back will have you questioning everything and everyone until its stunning climax.


  • Great but drawn on..

    By amchugz09
    I did enjoy this book but, I found that the majority of the middle of the book was very drawn out and got a bit boring at times. The end was definitely an interesting twist and I’m glad I read it after all. I just wish there was a little more substance in the middle than a very repeating storyline for most of the book. Still would suggest it though!
  • Too many plot holes-spoilers

    By Javaman 108
    This book is based on a man, and the love of his life coming back to him as her sister, and him not being able to tell the difference . It is much too far fetched and improbable. I think he is trying to insinuate mental illness, maybe PTSD, but it is so un-realistic as to be un-readable. I liked Behind Closed Doors but I don’t think I’ll try this author again.
  • Okay, not great

    By spring.72
    Not as great as her other stuff but still worth a quick read
  • Page turner

    By alli63018
    This book was great. I read it in two days, stating up way too late!
  • Really Bad!

    By Di Hard
    I read Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown. I enjoyed both of them. Bring Me back went on and on about nothing. It was boarding but I kept reading because I thought it would get better. It didn't. The ending was just as bad as the beginning. Hope the next book is better. Sorry for the bad review, but I'm just being honest.
  • Not up to her caliber

    By Cej5668
    I love her other two books, but this one wasn’t worth the time or money. There was way too much inner monologue - most of it redundant. The concept was there, it just feels like the concept was falling thin so it was overstuffed with inner dialog aimed to build suspense - in reality it just got really monotonous. Disappointing.
  • Terrible Story Terribly Told

    By Dr.Mrs.Afi
    Do not waste your time on this foolish story. It hardly makes sense. The plot is idiotic. The revelation of mental illness is rolled out sloppily. It’s not boring. You want to know what happens (especially after you spend your money). But it’s not worth it. Do not buy it! I expected more from B A Paris, as her first two novels were good. Now, I question whether she’s a good writer.
  • Bring Me Back

    By What house?
    This book caught my attention from the start, but half way through, it got boring and went on and on without much of anything new. It never made sense that someone who disappeared may have returned 12 years later. Why that long? A dysfunctional family and relationship, and violence. Then the ending that I couldn't wait for, was too unbelievable. I almost stopped reading it. Towards the end, I wanted to be done with the same old on and on plot, and started skimming it to finish. It was not worth the price.
  • Predictable

    By Justchoice
    Good premise and characters but I guessed the twist 1/4 of the way through.
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    By Jess 369
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