- 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
- ASIN: B01CXO4VRI
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.
“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.