Title: Behind Closed Doors Author: B. A. Paris Publisher: Mira Published: 11th February 2016 Pages: 351 Format: ebook Source:: Netgalley Copy Add It:Goodreads, Amazon UK, The Book Depository
Summary: 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.
This book has been siting on my kindle for far too long. I kept looking at the title and then choosing something else to read and when I finally got around to reading the book, I felt like kicking myself in the head because the book was incredible. I read it over two days because I physically could not put the book down. It was addictive, dark, intense and edgy. I needed to know how it was going to end. I had to know that it would all work out in the end and I just absolutely loved every single thing about this book and the way that it made me feel. This is the kind of book that makes me absolutely love reading thriller books.
Right from the very beginning of this book I got a bad vibe about the main couple in this story. Something wasn’t quite right but I wasn’t sure exactly what was going on. As the book continued, I had my heart pulled this way and that as I fell in love with the characters and wanted to help them. The plot jumped from the past to the present, keeping the reader hooked on the book and on the edge of their seats. It was a fantastic way of building tension and really helped to make this book even more intense. I love where this book finally went and how it finally ended. I think how it ended actually just made me love the book more.
One of the most wonderful things about this book was the characters. I instantly connected with Grace and wanted her to live the best possible life she could. She loves her sister so much and it is clear that she would do absolutely anything for her and I absolutely loved that about her. I loved Millie as well. She was really sweet, logical, amazing and kind-hearted. I wanted the best for her as well. I also thought Jack was incredibly well written. A very believable character who made this story so very interesting in the first place. B. A. Paris certainly does not shy away from creating vibrant and unique characters.
Sometimes you open a book and it reminds you why you love to read. This book did that for me. It was intense, addictive, emotional and gut-wrenching. It was a true page-turner that I thought about constantly when I wasn’t reading. It was dark, gruesome and hopeful all at the same time. I don’t want to say too much so as to spoil the book for you but you should really just heed my advice and make sure that you read this book, especially if you’re a thriller book lover. I guarantee that you won’t regret it.
** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **