Finn and Layla: young and in love, their whole lives ahead of them. Driving back from a holiday in France one night, Finn pulls in to a service station, leaving Layla alone in the car. When he returns, minutes later, Layla has vanished, never to be seen again. That’s the story Finn tells the police. It’s the truth – but not the whole truth.
Twelve years later, Finn has built a new life with Ellen, Layla’s sister, when he receives a phone call. Someone has seen Layla. But is it her – or someone pretending to be her? If it is her, what does she want? And what does she know about the night she disappeared?
Having read the authors last couple of books, I was very interested to read her latest one. Her books always seem to get quite a mixed reception and I have to say, overall, she has never disappointed me.
The story is set into different parts. The majority of it is told from Finn’s point of view. We know right from the start that he is hiding some information about what really happened when Layla disappeared but not quite what.
I wasn’t to sure how I felt about Finn. To start with I didn’t know whether to trust him and even as we go along, he comes across as quite controlling so even though I was invested in his story, I can’t honestly say that I ever really liked him. I think this is the authors intention though, to have that niggling doubt at the back of your mind.
It’s hard to go to much into detail with this story as to do so would ruin it for others. I have to say the author had me hooked and I flew through the book as I was certainly intrigued as to where she was taking me and how the story would end.
Bring Me Back is packed full of suspense and mystery and is without a doubt a page turner of a read. I have to say the jury is still out for me with how it ends. I didn’t find it as satisfying as I would have liked but other than that I can’t really fault the story in itself. I’m sure plenty will love the ending as at the end of the day it’s certainly down to personal preference, I just felt it was lacking something for me. Still a good read to get stuck into though and look forward to reading more by the author.
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