Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1176 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250121000
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (Aug. 9 2016)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English

Book Description 

The 2016 debut bloggers can't stop raving about. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Ice Twins 

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. Though, 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.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris is a triumph. Fans of Gone Girl, Girl on the Train and The Widow won’t want to miss this newest sensation that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

The inspiration for the BEHIND CLOSED DOORS stemmed from the author’s own suspicion that a friend was caught in a situation with very little control, and unable to do as she wished... From there, she came up with Grace’s story. 

“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 outstanding debut novel will leave you breathless." —Bella

"Brilliant, chilling, scary and unputdownable." —Lesley Pearse, bestselling author of Without a Trace

"This one is 2016’s answer to Gone Girl. Nuff said." —Women’s Health UK

"You’ll love this." —The Sun

“Perfect for fans of Girl on the Train!” -- POPSUGAR

"A frighteningly cool portrait of a serious sadist, Behind Closed Doors is a gripping, claustrophobia-inducing thriller...Read at the risk of running from every handsome British lawyer who crosses your path." -- ROMANTIC TIMES, Rave Review!

"The writing was incredible, and the pace is quick, offering up too many chills to count...Behind Closed Doors screams: Stay single!” -- SUSPENSE MAGAZINE, Incredible review!

BUSTLE calls Behind Closed Doors one of 10 New Thrillers to Read this Summer

About the Author

B.A. Paris is from a Franco/Irish background. She was brought up in England and worked in London for three years before moving to Paris, where worked in corporate banking and as a trader in an international bank. After the birth of her first daughter, she became a stay-at-home mother and went on to have another three daughters. She spent four years in the Netherlands, where her fifth daughter was born. Returning to France, she decided to re-train as an English teacher and worked for some years in an international school and then at the Université de Marne la Vallée, teaching English to Architecture students. In 2009 she set up a language school with her husband and now teaches Business English in Paris. 

My Review

“We go downstairs and in the hall, he takes my coat from the cupboard and holds it open while I slip my arms into it. In the drive outside, he holds the car door for me and waits until I’m in. As he closes it behind me, I can’t help thinking it’s a shame he’s such a sadistic bastard, because he has wonderful manners.”

Behind Closed Doors is a debut novel by by B.A. Paris. It is quite addictive and quite terrifying at the same time. As the novel opens, we learn the story of how perfect married couple Jack and Grace meet and marry. The story of how they met alternates with the present throughout the book.

Jack is a handsome and seemingly perfect London Lawyer. He is the champion of battered women. Grace was a buyer for Harrods who traveled frequently. Since marrying Jack she does not work and is the perfect hostess who lives in an amazing home and who of course must have the perfect life. Grace is also responsible for her sister Millie who has Down's Syndrome and who will be coming to live with them once she graduates from her live in high school. Well, what seems perfect to others of course is not. In fact, the tale quickly turns into a terrifying nightmare.

Behind Closed Doors is a twisted tale of horrifying depravity. I could imagine myself in Grace's shoes as I was reading. My pulse was racing as I tore through the text devouring the words as fast as I could.

Behind Closed Doors is a haunting tale that will stalk my nightmares for some time. It is an absorbing and addictive novel that you seriously cannot stop reading.

Highly recommend Behind Closed Doors. Available today, August 9, 2016.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you, addicting but horrifying. And that quote you put......perfect representation of book.