If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?
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…
My goodness what an absolute mind blowing book of a read!
Cass is one of those unreliable characters. She’s quite forgetful and seems to be getting even more so. Since the murder of a woman close by to her house, she seems to be spiralling out of control. She is not only scared and frightened from what she saw that evening but also because of the state of her mind.
I really felt for Cass. Sometimes I wondered if everything was in her head or was it all real. At times I felt like I was slowly losing my mind with her. Matthew her husband has the patience of a saint but even he starts to struggle as Cass seems to be getting worse.
I have to admit I thought I was quite clever thinking I had it all worked out quite early on. Well in a way I was, but in another I had totally the wrong end of the stick as the saying goes. Don’t worry I won’t go into anymore of the story as this is one novel you need to read if you love to have your head messed with.
The Breakdown is an extremely clever and gripping read. I read this over the course of one day literally soaking in the words that were there in front of me. I had to know if I was right or not and I have to say that anyone that can fully get the ending right to this is literally a genius! Highly recommended.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
The Breakdown is available to purchase from Amazon.