The Book Worm: Review: Behind Closed Doors

Friday, July 21, 2017

Review: Behind Closed Doors

Book Review: Behind Closed Doors, by B. A. Paris


Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.
Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.
Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

Genre: contemporary romance

Publishing date: August 2016

Mature content: yes, mostly psychological violence

Review: Behind Closed Doors is an amazingly well written psychological thriller. It's not an easy book to read, and it's not for everyone because the Jack's psychosis is really, really dark and ugly and the abuse Grace has to endure is unmentionable. This isn't even the type of book I usually choose to read, but I was curious about B.A. Paris' latest release (The Breakdown: The 2017 Gripping Thriller from the Bestselling Author of Behind Closed Doors) and decided to read Behind Closed Doors first.

When you start reading the book you kind of feel that something is off between Jack and Grace but you don't get yo see the full picture until much later. By then, when things get ugly, you just can't put the book down anymore. I read it in two days but I would have read it in one sitting if I had that time to spare. 

So, this is obviously a recommended read from me, but with a carve out: like I said before, it's not for everyone. If heavy psychological thrillers are not your type of book, thread carefully as this may not be a good fit for you.

Have a great weekend,

the book worm, book blog

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