Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman 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. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.
But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: 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.
The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.
Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…
About B.A. Paris
B A Paris grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. Behind Closed Doors is her first novel.
Having read B.A. Paris's debut novel 'Behind Closed Doors' which was so good in my minds eye I mistakenly remembered it as a movie that I had watched with my wife, such was the clarity of the prose. My wife corrected me and reminded me we had both read the book and not seen it as a film. So I had a lot of confidence that 'The Breakdown' would be of a similar high standard.
The suspense was more than chilling, because it was so believable. It took just four days to read, but to be honest, it was so hard to put down it's small wonder I hadn't finished it in a day.
Cass Anderson thinks that she is being stalked by a murderer who killed a woman that she saw one night in a storm who appeared to have broken down in her car. Cass did not stop to help. She is not only plagued with guilt when she found out the next day that the woman must have been killed just minutes after she saw her, but she was in fear of her own life.