Synopsis- 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?
A tour de force of psychological suspense, Bring Me Back will have you questioning everything and everyone until its stunning climax. – Goodreads
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I listened to it on audio and normally I’m able to listen and just take it in, this story however made me stop and concentrate. It made me guess and try and work out whats happening.
After a argument, Finn walks off to calm his anger down, when he returns Layla is missing. He is a suspect in her murder. 10 years later Finn is still in love with Layla, even though he is now with Ellen, Layla’s sister, and soon to be married. He keeps trying to convince himself that he loves Ellen while comparing her to Layla.
Russian dolls that in the past belonged to Layla and Ellen and sightings of Layla begin to happen. Then Finn starts to receive emails from Layla.
I liked the characters and yes i got annoyed at Finn for comparing his new partner to his old, the way it was written didnt3make me hate him. Layla is very flightly, she can’t be in one place for too long as she gets restless. Finn trys to calm her ways done, hoping she will settle down, but it doesn’t happen.
It is written in first person which I feel helped with the story. You felt more part of what was happening, as if Finn was talking to you directly.
This story certainly keeps you guessing as to what happened 10 years ago? Is this really Layla contacting Finn? If it is Layla, why has she waited this long?
Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts?