Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Book - 2016
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The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

"A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night." --Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

" This is one readers won't be able to put down. " -- Booklist (starred review)

"This debut is guaranteed to haunt you... Warning: brace yourself. " -- Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

" The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver. " --The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

" This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read. " -- San Francisco Book Review

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.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors .

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250121004
Characteristics: 293 pages ;,24 cm


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Sep 05, 2018

What a great story - but not for the women in this world that have to put up with the abuse a husband can give. hecked out on Wed Sept 9 2018

Aug 26, 2018

A slow plodding book. I found Jack to be the least credible character. Nothing about him and his actions made sense other then the little blurb about his past. Also the whole book went in circles around Millie and Thailand. We are never told what it is that Jack 'does' in Thailand. Or why he is specifically so invested in Millie when he has Grace? Does Millie's mental health excite him? One can only guess. A very monotone book, i did not care for Grace's plight or her struggles. I found it bland and hard to read. Hard pass from me.

Jul 20, 2018

I found this book very hard to read. It was a thriller but did not go far in thrilling me, rather it made me quite uncomfortable until the end. I found it to have very little plot until the last 60 pages. Not terrible, but won't be recommending.

Jul 07, 2018

Wow what a great read. The book is creepy all the way through. I was worried how the story would end for the main character. I have to say it was so very satisfying.

Jun 18, 2018

I didn’t like this selection at all. I didn’t care for the voice of the narrator, too pronounced of an English accent for listening to for so long of a time. Also, the story is violent, abusive, depressing. Not for me.

Jun 12, 2018

Ami-summer/read by end of 2018

Apr 25, 2018

The content of this book isn't for those who squirm. However, if you can stomach the details this is a great book that I completed in a day just to find out what happened. Great read and would definitely recommend.

Apr 12, 2018

What a stunning debut novel by B. A. Paris that grips you with such disturbing intensity and pulls you right in. The characters are very real and you've met some controlling characters in your life but it's doubtful you've ever run into one of the magnitude of the antagonist. There is no atmospheric fluff in the just under 300 pages of the novel and I challenge you to try and sleep before you find out what happens and you have to read to the very last page to find out.
Utterly brilliant and I doubt the author can do a follow-up novel this engaging.

Mar 26, 2018

GREAT BOOK!!! Lots of stuff going on, puts you into shock at first like is this for real.

Mar 23, 2018

Another frustrating read...reminded me why i stopped reading 50 shades of grey when it first came out...after 20 pages. Uncomfortable right through...

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Apr 15, 2017

Interesting story line but somewhat predictable.


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