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One day she had the perfect life. The next it was gone....

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.

Behind them sits a place my husband refers to as our summer house. 

Apparently it’s my favorite place in the world—not that I can remember. Since the car accident, I’ve struggled to remember a lot of important things in my life, like giving birth to my daughter, Violet, just days after the crash. Or how perfect my marriage is. 

As I stare at the huge expanse of blue before me, I have a flashback to the crash—a detail so small it might seem insignificant to some, but to me it’s everything. So why is it so different from what everyone around me is telling me?

Beads of sweat gather on my neck. If my memory is true, my life and my children’s lives could be in danger. What really happened the day of the accident? And is there anyone left who I can trust? 

Listeners who enjoyed Gone Girl, The Wife Between Us, and Mark Edwards’ Here to Stay will love this thriller from USA Today best-selling author Arianne Richmonde. The Breakdown will have you hooked! 

©2022 Arianne Richmonde (P)2022 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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  • Colin
  • 21-05-22

awesome

great characters! I didn't know who took Lizzie until the last few chapters. awesome.

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  • Patricia Petro
  • 27-04-22

wonderful

I love all the books she writes. they are suspenseful, romantic, and sometimes funny. She makes you want to read her writing again and again. The book did not fail. I will listen to it again because everytime I listen to her books I find something I did not get the time before. it's like listening to it for the first time all over again.

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  • lisa
  • 17-04-22

not believable

The characters were interesting and the story could have been if it was believable. No investigation would ever be ran like this. That killed the whole vibe.

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  • dave
  • 13-04-22

Finally and ending worth the wait

At first it seems like a classic Who Did It. Cliff Island is a real place and the dram conjured by the writer is as real as it gets when the subject is a missing child. The twists and turns especially in the final half are sensational and unexpected. Nice work.