Behind Closed Doors
Author: B.A. Paris
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Genre: Thriller & Suspense
Purchase: Kindle; Hardcover; Paperback
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.
Whenever I listen to an audio book, versus reading the actual book I always want to note that in my reviews. I listened to this book via Audible . If you have never used Audible you can get two free audiobooks by clicking here. I enjoy listening to audio books on my long commute home from work. The narrator, a woman by the name of Georgia Maguire read this audiobook and she has an excellent voice for this book. If you have never listened to an audio book I will say if you don’t like the voice of the person reading the book you will have a hard time listening, which is why I mention that I liked her voice.
We all have known or have met the “perfect couple”. You may have felt some jealousy of this perfect relationship and maybe even wondered what you are doing wrong in your own not so perfect relationship. What we tend to forget is that behind closed doors, people can be very different and such is the case with the couple in this book.
Jack & Grace’s relationship and life seems perfect in every way, what others don’t see and know is that Jack controls everything Grace does or says. She is kept prisoner in her own house, locked away in a bedroom. She only comes out when Jack throws dinner parties and Grace has to pretend to be the doting and loving wife. You may wonder why she doesn’t beg people to help her at these parties, that is because Jack to everyone else appears to be the perfect man and husband in every way and Grace knows no one will believe her.
Millie is Grace’s mentally challenged younger sister who Grace has custody of. Millie has been at a boarding school but will soon be leaving the school when she turns 18 and will move in with Jack and Grace. Jack’s plan is to keep Millie in the basement as a prisoner and Grace is determined that she must save her sister from this fate.
This book is a roller coaster of emotions, Grace is married to a psychopath who has been looking for a woman to control and in prison since he was a little boy. Grace was everything he was looking for. This is a dark book but I like that Grace is a strong woman and refuses to let Jack break her. I found myself at the edge of my seat listening to the last few chapters of this book. Originally I was going to give it three star review when I was half way through but the last half of the book pulled me in so much that I decided this is definitely a four star book.
This book is a bit disturbing. If you have experienced any Domestic Violence or anything even mildly similar to what the character Grace went through, this could be a trigger book for you. Just wanted to make that clear, since based on some of the reviews I have read on this book it has been a trigger for some women
Paige’s Rating ★★★★
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