2 Book Lovers Reviews

The Breakdown

By B.A. Paris

The synopsis is key when it comes to my book reading decisions.  Too much information and I feel like there’s no point in reading the book, everything is already there.  Too little, and I don’t know if it is for me or not.  I guess I’m a bit of a Goldilocks when it comes to the synopsis, and The Breakdown had it just right.

The Breakdown is a slow build, you have to be patient.  Paris starts off by introducing the reader to Cass, the protagonist, as well as the supporting cast.  She carefully led me down a path that I was happy to follow; into the deteriorating mind of Cass.  I felt bad for her, asked myself why she made certain decisions.  Truth be told, it was starting to get a wee bit monotonous.  I wanted to know what the point was, where the story was going.  It was then that B.A. Paris pulled out the sledgehammer and cracked me in the head.  I did not see that coming, and that made the whole voyage worthwhile.

The more I read, the harder it is to shock and surprise me.  I’ve had a few face-palm moments, when I really should have seen the twist coming.  But this was different.  Kudos to B.A. Paris, you completely caught me off guard.

While I know that this isn’t B.A. Paris’ first book, it is my first time reading one of her books.  When I really think about how The Breakdown shocked and surprised me, I’m really curious about what else is behind her closed doors.

*4.5 Stars

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