“Sometimes we lie for the greater good, don’t we? I wish that’s what you had done.”
A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she’s not inside. No one ever sees her again.
Ten years later he’s engaged to be married; he’s happy, and his past is only a tiny part his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She’s turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.
As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?
100 ⭐️ to this book! Serious Psychological Thriller fans will NOT want to miss out on reading this book! B.A. Paris is one of the most talented writers we have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing!
So… this book… not sure if I’m alone here but I spent the first couple of chapters thinking Layla’s relationship to Finn & Ellen was something completely different than what I learned it was (notice the careful way that is phrased as not to give spoilers). So like the awesome way Paris delivers twists.. this was no different! From the beginning, we were hooked. You will read furiously through this book! I started one morning, read through the day, and finished at 2:00am. I couldn’t put it down!
My suspicions about the ending were confirmed but honestly it didn’t take away from my love of how Paris reveals each plot twist with such talent that it kind of slaps you in the face and forced you to say “wait.. what just happened?” Each character is likable and at the same time suspicious of devious behavior. She even has you guessing that the characters on the sidelines have something to do with the attempts Layla is making to come back into Finn’s life.
This was the twistiest, most suspenseful, thrillingly wonderful story!! We can’t wait for more from B.A. Paris!!
B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown. Having sold over one million copies in the UK alone, she is a New York Times bestseller as well as a number one bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have sold in 37 territories around the world. Having lived in France for many years, she recently moved back to the UK, and has five daughters.