The Dilemma - B A Paris

The Dilemma

By B A Paris

  • Release Date: 2019-12-19
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 624 Ratings


Knowing the truth will destroy her. Keeping it secret will destroy him.

‘A powerful, beautifully crafted story that ratchets up the tension with every page and packs a huge emotional punch’ TM Logan, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Holiday and The Catch

It’s Livia’s 40th birthday and she’s having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she’s secretly glad she won’t be at the party. She needs to tell Adam something about their daughter but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.

Adam wants everything to be perfect for Livia so he’s secretly arranged for Marnie to come home and surprise her on her birthday. During the day, he hears some terrible news. He needs to tell Livia, because how can the party go on? But she’s so happy, so excited – and the guests are about to arrive.

The Dilemma – how far would you go to give someone you love a last few hours of happiness?

One day that will change a family forever, The Dilemma is the breathtaking, heartbreaking new novel from the international, million-copy-selling, Sunday Times bestseller, B A Paris.

Praise for The Dilemma:

‘A powerful, beautifully crafted story that ratchets up the tension with every page and packs a huge emotional punch’ TM Logan

‘A departure from B A Paris’s previous psycho-thrillers, this emotional story is gripping’ Daily Mail

‘A heartbreaking page-turner that will have you up at night reading just one more chapter’ Catherine Steadman

‘A dark family drama … builds a palpable wall of tension that leaves you desperate to find out what happens next’ Sunday Mirror

‘A beautifully written story of love and loss which will stay with me’ Louise Jensen

‘What a book… utterly unputdownable!’ Sam King

‘A beautifully written novel that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. B A Paris has a unique ability to get inside your head and stay there!’ HC Warner

About the author

B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown and Bring Me Back. Now approaching 1.5 million copies sold in the UK alone, she is a New York Times bestseller as well as a number one bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have sold in 38 languages around the world. Having lived in France for many years, she recently moved back to the UK. She has five daughters.


  • Not the greatest

    By Geowga
    I usually live B.A Paris books but this one just felt long winded and boring
  • Love B.A Paris

    By Vikki444
    I love B.A Paris and was as eager as ever to complete the book I find the style of writing of keeping you guessing whilst building the story one I find hard to put down! It’s not my favourite but again it brings characters to life in a way that makes you root for them throughout! If you’ve not read any others definitely give behind closed doors a read
  • The dilemma

    By Sonicfan2468
    Couldn’t put it down! The story had me hooked From start To finish!
  • Keeps you thinking!

    By EvH44
    Such a different idea - I loved it. At some points you just want to scream with frustration at the whole situation! Had to keep reading! Seems to take a long while at points, this is probably to keep the tension building but occasionally I was very sorely tempted to skip to the back page to find out how it ends (glad I didn’t!)
  • Disappointing

    By SueJonesVoice
    I have really enjoyed all the author’s previous books but this just didn’t deliver for me. I kept waiting for a twist or plot development but it never happened. I kept reading only because I rated the author’s other books so highly. Got to the end and wondered why I had wasted my time.
  • Not as good as others 😕

    By Kornee
    I absolutely loved all the authors other books but this definitely was not as good ..... still worth reading just not a patch on her other work
  • Long winded traumatic bore

    By Daisysaunt
    Can’t believe I actually read this book halfway through as though it was on repeat before it actually got to the plot line and all of it laced with trauma, I get it, you don’t always get a happy ending but nothing in this book for me made me want to go on and I was skipping pages galore to find at least something worth making me read it right through, defo not for the reader who wants something lighthearted or a ‘holiday read’
  • Unfulfilling

    By StaceMfc82
    Sorry but what a disappointment..... when you’ve read the author’s other books which were superb you’ll understand, this book was boring and was missing everything that was great in the other book’s.
  • The dilemma

    By Judge Julesey
    Just WOW, from start to finish I was gripped..brilliant.
  • Nowhere near as good as previous

    By Ham101xyz
    Although some emotional storylines this book was frankly boring & very repetitive with poor characters making unrealistic poor choices. Nothing like previous books and sadly I’d probably not but this author again now.