by B.A. Paris
Release Date: August 9th 2016
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, Macmillan Audio
Narrator: Georgia Maguire
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
Source: Publisher, Purchased
Find It: Goodreads • Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Audible
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.
Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace's friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?
And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?
The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
Behind Closed Doors is a book that’s been on my radar for quite some time. With the holidays right around the corner, I haven’t had much time to actually read books… but I’ve been listening to quite a few audiobooks! Since I’ve been dying to dive into this one, I decided to bite the bullet and grab the audiobook so that when I wasn’t able to read, I could still continue to read it. (I much prefer to read thrillers in a short amount of time, as I feel it makes the story much more chilling and creepy if there aren’t huge gaps between my reading sessions.) I’m so happy I finally made time for this book in my reading schedule because IT WAS GOOD!!
Grace is married to what appears to be the perfect husband. He has amazing manners, is so conscientious of Grace and her needs, and is even more than accommodating to Grace’s adorably sweet sister, Millie, who suffers from Down Syndrome. But there are also quite a few strange things about their relationship seen through the eyes of people around them. Things like how Grace makes plans to meet her friends for lunch, but continues to cancel at the last minute every time. Or how Grace doesn’t have a cell phone and appears to have no interest in having one, nor does she have her own email address. Strange, right? It sure is!! And just wait until you get more into this story because DAMMMMMM!!! *chills*
“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.”
I don’t want to say much more about this story and/or characters in particular. Just know Behind Closed Doors will leave you looking over your shoulder constantly, and maybe even seeing people around you differently. The amount of attention that went into this story is really fantastic. The characters are wonderfully in depth, the story is told in such an interesting manner with flashbacks galore, and the way this story wraps up with leave you in shock. Chilling, pretty horrifying at times, and unputdownable, Behind Closed Doors is a must-read for any thriller fan!
Do you enjoy thrillers? Have you read Behind Closed Doors yet?