“Even though the days pass slowly for me, I’m always amazed at how quickly Sundays come round.”
Published: August 9, 2016
Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do.
You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.
Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.
Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
I read Behind Closed Doors last year, and absolutely loved it. Then reread it this year and I loved it just the same, if not more.
Behind Closed Doors is a such a layered book. The book is written in two timelines, the past and the present, and B.A Paris writes them so well, with a great amount of suspense and intrigue that kept me going. She manages to tie in the story so well to bring both time lines together.
One thing for sure, this is such a trippy story. Evocative and thrilling at the same time. At some point I couldn’t read it at night because the author takes psychological thriller to a whole other level.
“As I lay there, I tried not to consider the possibility that he would never let me out of the hell he had created for Millie…”
The characters in this book are complex, and gripping. We have the unreliable ones and the morally grey characters who when put on the page make up such a thrilling story. There is also such a great character development that by the time I was turning the last page, I was in awe.
The ending of Behind Closed Doors had me shook. I still think about it every now and then and it’s one that I can’t get over. One of the best things I have read so far.
B.A Paris has managed to write a book that is both plot based and character based, provocative and riveting that will hook you from the first page. Behind Closed Doors is such a page turner and I definitely highly recommend.
Have you read this book? What did you think about it?