I read B.A. Paris's novel Behind Closed Doors a few months ago and I was blown away. Paris knows how to craft a truly terrifying psychological thriller and how to build suspense slowly. I have to admit that I didn't enjoy The Breakdown nearly as much. The psychological terror, the main character's questioning their mental health and the supporting characters who appear perfect to the rest of the world but are completely different when alone were all there. The suspense may have built just a little too slowly this time, though. The story still moved along enough that it was able to hold my interest but I would have liked more twists and turns. That being said, I still enjoyed the story. Paris is great at creating wonderful, complex characters. Cass, Matthew and Rachel were very interesting characters. I couldn't tell until the very end whether or not Cass was experiencing a breakdown. I really enjoyed this book and I think it is a must for any reader who enjoys psychological thrillers.
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