Behind Closed Doors by B A Paris

A friend lent me this book and didn’t tell me much about it, just that I would enjoy it (we have very similar taste in books). I’m glad she didn’t go into too much detail, because you really need to read this book and discover it for yourself.

The cover of Behind Closed Doors makes no attempts to hide what it’s about – with the strap line – The perfect marriage or the perfect lie? Hmm, I wonder which one it is…

The back cover gives you more of an idea what you’re about to read by describing the couple: Jack – handsome, dedicated lawyer, loving husband and Grace – elegant, consummate housewife, prisoner.

Grace can’t believe her luck when she meets handsome, successful Jack and they soon fall in love. After a whirlwind relationship, they get married and Grace is happy to give up work to spend time with her husband. She is especially happy that Jack understands she is committed to her younger sister and happy for her to live with them.

But then things start to unravel…

You can feel the threat right from the very start of the book, during an uncomfortable dinner party, where one of the guests keeps pushing to find out if life really is as perfect for Jack and Grace as it appears.

And it all just gets scarier and scarier. This is without a doubt one of the scariest books I’ve ever read. But I won’t go into more detail and give the plot away.

I thought it was a fantastic story and I couldn’t put it down, but it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea. I should think that anyone who has experienced domestic abuse would want to give it a very wide berth.

But if you can cope with the scary aspects, I would definitely recommend Behind Closed Doors.

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  1. I have this at home and I’m thinking about taking it on the plane with me as I’m sure the baby is going to steal my phone to watch Mr Tumble!

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    • Definitely read it! It’s really gripping! But good luck with reading on the plane. I can’t even do more than skim a magazine with my daughter, because she won’t stop talking! I’d love to sit and read a book for a couple of hours.

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  2. Oh gosh, I’m already surprised! I didn’t think it was going to be scary when you said about the lies and the younger sister living with them, I thought it was going be a bit of a romantic novel with an affair thrown in for good measure. Might have to look out for it.
    Nat.x

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    • It’s really gripping – well worth a read. I must say I had similar thoughts to you when my friend lent it to me, although my friend doesn’t tend to read those sorts of books, so I should have known!

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  3. Really intrigued by this one, my nosiness compels me to read it. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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    • You have to read it! It’s properly scary. Let me know what you think!

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  4. Behind Closed Doors sounds a really intriguing read and although I’m not into really scary books I’ might put in on my Christmas wishlist.

    #readwithme

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    • Let me know what you think if you do read it! It’s a lot darker than I imagined it would be.

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  5. I have just finished this as my book club read and I am planning to review next week. Seriously it is beyond creepy and actually not all that well written in my opinion but I had nightmares about it all three nights running. So clearly the author managed to get under my skin. I read it shortly after Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbot which has a similar theme running underneath and the writing was much better in that so I highly recommend if you like a thriller book. #readwithme

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    • This is probably the scariest book I’ve ever read. Glad I’m not the only one who found it scary! I’ve just read your review of Sleep Tight and I’m definitely going to read that one!

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  6. Intriguing, but I’m worried it might be slightly too scary for me (I’m a bit of a whimp).

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    • It might be too scary, in that case! I think it’s the scariest book I’ve ever read!

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  7. I’ve read a couple of good reviews of this book, making me even more intrigued to find out what happens! #readwithme

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    • You must read it in that case! It’s very dark!

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    • It’s great being able to swap books with friends! About a third of the books I read are borrowed, which keeps my costs down! I would definitely recommend this book, as long as you don’t scare too easily.

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  8. Umm this sounds a bit too scary and real-life for me. Might give it a miss. Thanks for reviewing
    #readwithme

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    • Ha ha, yes, it’s not to everyone’s tastes! Real-life sounding books are my favourite sort.

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