THE NEW CHILLING, PROPULSIVE NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?
Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.
But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.
The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.
Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her...
You won't be able to put down B. A. Paris's The Breakdown, the next chilling, propulsive novel from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors.
Among them is talented artist Domenico, who inspires his comrades to create a symbol of peace during a time of war, and by using their collective talents they forge friendships that will last a lifetime. Out of driftwood and junk they build the Italian chapel: a testament to hope and beauty in a war-ravaged world. And when Italian POW Guiseppe and local woman Fiona develop feelings for each other, he decides to hide a secret token of his love in the chapel...
Based on an incredible true story, The Italian Chapel is a heartbreaking yet inspiring story of forbidden love, lifelong friendships and the triumph of the human spirit.
PRAISE FOR THE ITALIAN CHAPEL
"An engaging story of hope set against the backdrop of the Second World War."
"A straightforward good read bolstered by some solid research which helps make the tale all the more believable."
“This is a very interesting novel ... Philip Paris is an author who knows how to fascinate his readers, and it would be a shame to deprive yourself of the pleasure of reading this book."
Dusty Pages In Wonderland Blog
“The story of the Italian Chapel is one of the most inspiring to emerge from the Second World War and I’m delighted that Philip Paris has chosen to tell it. In these troubled times, we can all read, mark and learn, though whether we will is another matter.”
Alan Platter, CBE
"If you buy one Orkney related book this year, make sure it is this one.