Behind Closed Doors by B.A Paris
The description from Goodreads:
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.
A good friend of mine saw this book on Goodreads a couple months ago and told me I needed to get the sample. After reading the 5 chapter preview I was immediately pulled in, I love a good, toxic marriage story.
I bought Behind Closed Doors yesterday (the first day it was available to buy) around noon and finished it last night. I couldn’t put this book down.
I loved the setting of this book and the characters were really well developed.I can’t remember ever hating a character more than I hated Jack. My friend and I were reading it at the same time and I we were going back and forth in our Whatsapp group with messages like “this f**king guy!!!” and “Ughhhhh I hate him”.
Behind Closed Doors is a thriller, through and through. While it did lack a little depth, I took this book for what it was, a really good, really disturbing thriller. The dynamics of this book is where B.A Paris excelled. The relationship between Grace, her sister Millie, and Jack is so intertwined it kept me on edge until the very end.
I give Behind Closed Doors 5 stars for a couple reasons:
-I read it at such a feverish pace, in one sitting
-I haven’t read a book with such a disturbing (in a good way) story that didn’t feel recycled in a while
-The story itself, while again lacking some depth, is extremely intricate in a very easy to read way
-I cannot stop talking about it
I look forward to reading what this author puts out next!