The Breakdown

Arianne Richmonde

My family keep telling me I’m safe. But why don’t I believe them?

I stand at the very edge of the cliff face, looking at the roaring ocean below my feet. I’m in no danger, in fact my husband and his sister talk just feet away from me, watching my every move. They’re worried I’m losing my mind, and I sense their nerves as they watch me looking down on the jagged rocks below.

Behind them sits our summer house. Apparently it’s my favourite place in the world, not that I can remember. Since the car accident, I’ve struggled to recall a lot of important things in my life, like giving birth to my daughter, Violet, just days after the crash. Or my supposedly perfect marriage…

As I stare at the huge expanse of blue below, I have a flashback to the day of the crash—an argument, my husband’s face red with anger. Why is it so different to what everyone else is telling me about my life? Beads of sweat gather on my neck.

If my memory is true, my life and my children’s lives are in danger. What really happened the day of the accident? And is there anyone I can trust?

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl, The Wife Between Us and Mark Edwards’s Here to Stay. The Breakdown will have you hooked!

What readers are saying about The Breakdown:

WHHHAATTT?!?! My mind is absolutely spinning!… Seriously don’t even both trying to guess because you. Will. Not. See. It!! Freaking flabbergasted!I’m speechless. My jaw hurts!” @caffeinereadrepeat, 5 stars

Couldn’t put it down. Read late into the night… a true page-turner.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Fascinating, deep, intense, thrilling and shocking!” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Mind-blowing.” Bethany’s Bookshelf

“I got so caught up in the story, I couldn’t put it down. The ending… holy wow! Never saw that ending coming!” Devilishly Dirty Book Blog, 5 stars

“Fast-paced, twisting story that will draw you in and keep you turning the pages long past bedtime!@rubie_reads

What a nail-biter! I couldn’t put this book down.” Goodreads reviewer

Loved this.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Brilliant… Genius.” Bookish First, 5 stars

“Arianne Richmonde is a Queen when it comes to a twisty tale.” Bethany’s Bookshelf

What readers are saying about Arianne Richmonde:

“Had me totally addicted. I sat for hours turning the pages as there was no way I could put it down… A completely consuming and thrilling read, this book is an absolute must-read. It’s just too good to miss.” SibzzReads, 5 stars

Woah! What a ride! I read this book straight through cover to cover. Full of twists I never saw coming.” Meandering and Muses, 5 stars

Gripping, heart-pounding and completely unpredictable.” Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars

A psychological thrill ride you won’t be able to look away from. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. 6 stars!” Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

Had me up all night to finish it. I just had to know how it ended!!!The Shelves of a Bibliophile, 5 stars

“I was hooked from the very first page. This one blew me away. I couldn’t put it down. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow! I read way past my bedtime simply because I didn’t want to stop reading.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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