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Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods and the woman who was killed. Since then she's been forgetting everything: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby....

What she can't forget is the woman she might have saved, the terrible nagging guilt, the silent calls she's receiving and the feeling that someone's watching her.

©2017 Bernadette MacDougall (P)2017 W F Howes Ltd

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Brilliant all round!

Where does The Breakdown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best books I've listened to - couldn't wait to continue through the story. Excellent plot that kept me on the edge of my seat guessing until the end.

What does Georgia Maguire bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Georgia Maguire was excellently cast to read this book - I choose books sometimes based on the fact that she is narrating them!

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Slow at times

At first I wad very excited to listen to this because I had loved 'Behind Closed Doors' by the same author. I can't say I was entirely disappointed as the story was ok and the idea was intriguing. I just feel like it took a long time to get where it was going which I'm sure the author meant to be a slow burn build to an aha moment, that I wasn't all that surprised by.

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Interesting

So interesting. Suspenseful, surprising. And of course superbly narrated by Georgia Maguire. I recommend any book written by
B A Paris.

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wow!

i wasn't sure about it at first, but as I got further into the story, wow!! Great book!

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Psychological thriller more interesting in the second part

The book reminded me the first one of B.A.Paris (Behind the closed doors) which I liked more, this one is a bit predictable if you listen them in a row. Reminds sometimes "The girl in the train" as well. But as good psychological thrillers are not many - I recommend it to readers who like this genre.

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  • Amy E.
  • 04-18-17

Wow what a roller coaster ride

Really enjoyed this audio book I read it in one sitting. I can't believe some reviews of this said that the ending Was poor. I am actually downloading an other book by the same author. The narrative was great which makes it more enjoyable. Will be looking for more new books by b a Paris.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Rebecca T.
  • 03-14-17

Didn't want it to end!

This is the best book I have listened to since The Girl on the Train. I actually wish it was possible to 'unread' it so I could go back and experience it all again. The narrator was excellent, I just kept listening and listening. Highly recommend!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • sadie
  • 03-05-17

Last few chapters

The last few chapters of this book really spoilt it for me... The neck and forth with the text messages to me, seemed a rather lazy writing style. All in all...A decent book but a little predicable

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • hthrdean
  • 04-05-17

It Got Better

If i could have given half stars i would have given 3.5.

At times the story was a bit repetitive and I began to think of my next listen. But it has to be really bad for me to give up on a book and I'm glad I continued because it did get better and i enjoyed the ending.

This is the second book I've listened to by B A Paris now and I found I needed to have to stretch the imagination a lot to believe the story. But no matter, I suppose we don't have to be too pedantic sometimes we can just go with it and enjoy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • LESLEY COOPER
  • 03-22-17

Amazing

Listened to this while poolside in Lanzarote.
Aware occasionally of my sharp in take of breaths. Being left open mouthed. Shocked and amazed. Another Brilliant book.
Thank you B.A. Paris.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • barbara
  • 03-17-17

Good potential but...

Very good beginning and end but middle part is extremely boring and annoying, I would not recommend this book

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  • Helen M.
  • 04-25-17

Great storyline. Highly recommend. <br />

Really enjoyed this audio book. Chilling and great storyline. Highly recommended. Love this author.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Zoska
  • 03-27-17

Mixed feelings

I liked the other book by Paris (Behind the closed doors). This one wasn't as good. I guessed the plot immediately and was listening mainly to check whether I guessed right. Too many clues
right from the beginning! At the same time, I enjoy the performance and the style, so I give it 4 stars...

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  • Bluebell56
  • 01-26-17

Slow and repetitive

Well that is 9hrs of my life I will never get back. The story started off with so much promise and tension however that rapidly descended into a slow repetitive tale and for the next 12 chapters absolutely nothing happened! The middle section of the book was o.k but I feel cheated that the final reveal took place by a series of text messages over an hour in the last but one chapter. The whole thing was saved by a brilliant narration but the story it's self is terrible and an insult to people who really have EOD. Behind Closed Doors was very good but after this rubbish I will not be reading/listening to anything else by this author

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  • Jane Smith
  • 03-11-17

Very enjoyable

Contrary to some of the reviews the 'texting' towards the end of the book was perfectly acceptable. I have no doubt that reading it rather than listening would be easier though. Plot romps along at a good pace.

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  • Narelle
  • 05-22-17

The breakdown - fantastic

I absolutely loved this book and read it in 2 days. Can't wait to read another

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  • Annette
  • 05-20-17

Repetitive

I found this book to be tedious. There are only a tiny handful of characters so it's incredibly easy to figure out what is going on. The main body of the book repeats over and over examples of the same thing. Couldn't wait for it to end.

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  • Kellie
  • 02-20-17

Lost in information

The author had a great idea for a story but spent way too long giving every bit of detail that it became boring and relentless. I found myself fast forwarding through a lot of this book. The ending was ok but overall the book lacked the ability to keep me interested.