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The Breakdown

The 2017 gripping thriller from the bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


‘A psychological page-turner’ – Good Housekeeping

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

It all started that night in the woods.

Cass Anderson didn’t stop to help the woman in the car, and now she’s dead.

Ever since, silent calls have been plaguing Cass and she’s sure someone is watching her.

Consumed by guilt, she’s also starting to forget things. Whether she took her pills, what her house alarm code is – and if the knife in the kitchen really had blood on it.

Bestselling author B A Paris is back with a brand new psychological thriller full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Praise for The Breakdown

‘A psychological page-turner’
-Good Housekeeping


‘You’ll race through to discover what’s happening!’

‘You’ll be unable to rest until you’ve followed the twists and turns to an ending you didn’t forsee.’
-Daily Express

‘BA Paris has done it again! The Breakdown is a page turning thriller that will leave you questioning the family you love, the friends you trust, and even your own mind.’
- Wendy Walker, author of All is Not Forgotten

‘Utterly compelling, brilliant and tense.’
- Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

Praise for Behind Closed Doors:

‘If you loved <i> The Girl on the Train</i> read <i>Behind Closed Doors</i>
-Elle magazine

‘Brilliant, chilling, scary and unputdownable.’
-Lesley Pearse, bestselling author of Without a Trace

‘You’ll love this’
-The Sun

- Heat

‘WOW. The sign of a great book is when you realise you have forgotten to breathe during an entire chapter. Read it … but make sure you leave the lights on’
- Tracy Fenton, founder of THE Book Club on Facebook

‘An utterly compelling journey through the darker side of the human psyche. Your blood will run cold but you won’t be able to stop reading. I promise you that’

About the author

B. A. Paris is from a Franco/Irish background. She was brought up in England and moved to France where she spent some years working as a trader in an international bank before re-training as a teacher and setting up a language school with her husband. They still live in France and have five daughters.

She is the author of the bestselling psychological thriller Behind Closed Doors.

Customer Reviews

Keeps you guessing

Absolutely brilliant. Couldn't put this down. You kind of get a feeling of where it's going but when the end comes it's a real surprise. Not wanting to give away the plot, it twists and turns and your hooked straight away. Read it, you won't be disappointed


It's 5am in the morning....I started reading this at 1:15am as I was unable to sleep...I have just finished it!!! Never have I been so gripped by a thriller, and I have read a lot of them! This has the most unbelievable twist, I never saw it coming! I am so glad I stumbled upon this book, I am now going to order the debut novel by the same author, although I'm not going to start reading it straight away, or I will never get any sleep from what's left of the night.....


B A Paris is an entertaining author. I thoroughly enjoyed her first book, but unfortunately her second book, The Breakdown, did not measure up to the first at all. From the start I knew where the plot was leading to. As well as " who had done it " which I find a huge disappointment. The impression I got was that Ms Paris was under pressure from her publishers to get another book out, and it was written in haste.
I look forward to reading another of your books B A Paris, and hope you will prove me wrong next time.

The Breakdown
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  • £2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Crime & Thrillers
  • Published: 09 February 2017
  • Publisher: HQ
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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