Bring Me Back

Bring Me Back

Book - 2018
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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 again. 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?
Publisher: New York, New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2018.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250151339
Characteristics: viii, 291 pages ;,24 cm.


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Jun 28, 2019

I tried to understand the huge disparities in the reviews -some people loved it, some people hated it. After reading it, I think I understand. All of the major characters are unlikeable, and are unreliable narrators.
But that's kind of what makes the plot work. You know the narrators are unreliable, so it's fun trying to work out what really happened before the author's reveal.
To me this book was very entertaining.

Jan 29, 2019

BORING. REPETATIVE. The characters are annoying, flat, spineless. What a pointless story.

Jan 01, 2019

i think this one.

Dec 02, 2018

Agree that this is similar to Gone Girl, which I didn't like. I barely got through half of this book. The plot is totally implausible and the main characters, particularly Layla, are either vapid or in her case, wicked and self-absorbed. Total waste of time!

Nov 03, 2018

There's a major flaw in this book. The chasing around and all the mind-playing games could have ended in a day if Fynn had installed a camera outside their home. How did this escape the author when the story is set after 2010 ???

Oct 20, 2018

Liked this book found it interesting and it was fast paced.

Oct 12, 2018

Simplistic and at times silly, but most of all boring....first time I'd read something by this author, but likely the last!

Oct 11, 2018

Very unhappy with the last chapters, not realist with life.

Sep 12, 2018

I for one could not put this book down. Yes, there was a lot of back and forth but I enjoyed it all the way to the end.

Sep 11, 2018

Stopped reading after the first few chapters - reminded me a lot of Gone Girl which was horrid

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