Friday, August 19, 2016

Julie's Review: Behind Closed Doors

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Author: B.A. Paris
Series: None
Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Obtained: publisher
Genre:  Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Rating: 5/5
Bottom Line: DAMN!
Grab, Just get it at the library, or Remove from your TBR list? Grab!
Summary: 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.  

Review: Behind Closed Doors is the buzzed book about this summer/fall. It's either your cup of tea or it's not. It is the type of book that you won't be able to put down once you start reading and the disturbing parts will probably keep you hooked. In some ways this book reminded me of Room but obviously it's not told from the view of a child.

We learn the story of Jack and Grace from Grace's point of view because frankly, I wouldn't want to be in Jack's mind. At first you aren't really sure what's going on, you are a bit confused until it becomes clear what it is that's going on. In fact, I wasn't sure who was going to be the "bad guy" because of the way Ms. Paris first sets it up.

 Is it the best written book, probably not but it kept me on the edge of my seat, it made me care about what happened in the end. It was fast paced which is good because you really don't want to have that creepiness last long. This is one of those books where the review will be short and really it should just say: Read it. (If psychological thrillers are your thing).



Unknown August 19, 2016 at 5:51 PM  

I just finished this book and you are right it's either for you or it's not. It was not for me I was disappointed that I read it. I like some thrillers but this one was over the top for me.

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