Bring Me Back

Bring Me Back

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She went missing. He moved on. A whole world of secrets remained, until now. Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They're driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone, never to be seen againches That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story. Ten years later Finn is engaged to Layla's sister, Ellen. Their shared grief over what happened to Layla drew them close and now they intend to remain together. Still, there's something about Ellen that Finn has never fully understood. His heart wants to believe that she is the one for him, even though a sixth sense tells him not to trust her. Then, not long before he and Ellen are to be married, Finn gets a phone call. Someone from his past has seen Layla, hiding in plain sight. There are other odd occurrences: Long-lost items from Layla's past that keep turning up around Finn and Ellen's house. Emails from strangers who seem to know too much. Secret messages, clues, warnings. If Layla is alive, and on Finn's trail, what does she want? And how much does she know? A tour de force of psychological suspense, Bring Me Back will have you questioning everything and everyone until its stunning climax.
Publisher: New York City, New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Edition: International edition
Copyright Date: Bernadette MacDougall, , ©2018
ISBN: 9781250151339
1250151333
9781250193506
1250193508
Characteristics: viii, 291 pages ;,24 cm

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She went missing. He moved on. A whole world of secrets remained—until now. A tour de force of psychological suspense,Bring Me Back will have you questioning everything and everyone until its stunning climax.


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ArapahoeKati Jul 16, 2018

A twisty, turny novel that captured my attention immediately.

membooks16 Jul 05, 2018

Bring Me Back held my attention for the first half of the book and then I completely lost interest. The main characters were only partially interesting yet managed to be slightly annoying. Although none of the characters have a legitimate 9 to 5 job they all seem to have an unending supply of money. Finn is so caught up in his love life that it leaves no time for any hobbies or friends. I'm not quite sure why anyone would find him interesting enough to fall in love with. Same for Ellen and Layla. But having said that, I did enjoy the pacing of the book and while I guessed a variation of the twist it was a decent solution to the mystery.

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McAnnieG
Jun 25, 2018

Tragic ending to a twisted tale. 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Finn McQuaid's one fault, his temper, has led him to unwise actions more than once.

Falling in love with Layla was fast, Her disappearance a mystery. Falling in love with her sister, Ellen, twelve years later seems odd yet right.

When Layla reaches out to Finn after his wedding announcement to Ellen, Finn is led on a twisted psychological trail.

Strong characters with chapters going between then and now, as well as between Layla and Finn, kept the story moving quickly.

Thank you St. Martin's Press for the loan of an ARC through Net Galley.

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Yoo_hoo5
Jun 24, 2018

This is one of those books that ‘s hard to put down. You want to keep reading to reveal the next hint at what’s going on. Going into it, knowing it wasn’t a straight-forward story, I figured out what was going on about mid-way through.

After deducing what I assumed happened, I had to ask myself, “but, how could that be possible”? I guess the last line sums up that question, but not necessarily in a totally convincing way. A little implausible, but then fiction has to be given some leeway.

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lynlea
Apr 17, 2018

I "read" the audio book and the narrator was so well suited to this story. Utterly compelling with some almighty twists

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bellis_2
Apr 06, 2018

Keeps you in suspense right up to the end. But I did not expect the end at all. Loved it from start to finish. Can't wait for her next book.

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