This was an amazing book! It wasn’t so much the writing style as the plot that really grabbed my interest. I simply could not put the book down since I found the main character, Cass, so empathetic and interesting. The use of dementia, murder, and marital issues all in one plot is definitely a reflection of how talented the author is. I found this novel so much more interesting than her first one, “Behind Closed Doors”. Albeit “Behind Closed Doors” was good in its own right, “The Breakdown” was definitely more of a page turner for me.
The main character, Cass, is a teacher and newly married to Michael. The book is told from Cass’ perspective, and the reader is able to get a first hand view of Cass’ relationships with friends, colleagues as well as her husband. The reader also is able to feel her fear about a recent murder that occurred near her home. All in all, without adding in spoilers (which is so hard to do!), I highly recommend this novel!//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=storybooktree-20&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=B01M2BPO4O&asins=B01M2BPO4O&linkId=8ad00d75b6825b8e5e3f8cd7f2ae7014&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff