Title: Behind Closed Doors
Author: B.A. Paris
Release Date: February 11th 2016
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Abuse, Mystery
The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
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.
Grace and Jack are living a perfect life, Grace is a housewife whereas Jack is a successful lawyer. They have a beautiful house and they seem happily married, although they don’t have children, but soon Grace’s sisters will come live with them. From the outside everything seems perfect, but only Grace and Jack know what actually happens in the house, when doors are closed. Grace doesn’t have friends and when they invite someone for dinner or if Grace goes out, Jack is always there. They share the e-mail and only Jack has a mobile phone. The situation seems off, but Jack is so convincing and turns everything for his benefit.
The story alternates between past and present until the story is entirely in the present. Where Grace describes the past we learn more about how they met and how Jack changes after they got married. In the present we learn about the current situation and also about the future predicts.
I don’t read thrillers very often, but this book is another example how good this genre is. The story can be twisted and disturbing yet you can’t stop reading, because you want to know more and more. I really liked the writing style and how the characters were brought to life-I really despised Jack,felt sorry for Grace, but I really liked how smart Milly was. It was a chilling yet brilliant novel.