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Review: Behind Closed Doors

October 20, 2016


Grace and Jack appear to have the perfect marriage.  They’re beautiful, live in a gorgeous home, and seem to adore each other.  Jack is a successful lawyer who represents battered women and Grace stays at home and attends to things on the home front.  Things aren’t always as they appear, though – there’s something dark and disturbing beneath the surface of their glamorous life.

I don’t want to say too much more about the plot of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B. A. Paris for fear of giving something away.  This is one of those books that I think it’s best to go in with little knowledge of the plot.  This book is so compelling I didn’t want to set it down once I started it and actually gulped it all down in one day – something I haven’t done in a long time.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is fast-paced, gripping, and scary.  Not scary in a horror sense but scary because it all felt so plausible to me.  (Although some of the characters’ actions did horrify me.)  I loved this book and suspect it will make my list of favorites for the year.  I wanted to find someone to talk to about this book when I was finished so I think it would make a great book club pick. If you enjoy mysteries and/or thrillers, you won’t want to miss BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

Review copy provided by St. Martin’s Press. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.


22 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2016 7:35 am

    Still, I’m getting kind of tired of all these sort of Gone Girl take-offs.

  2. October 20, 2016 8:12 am

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one, so I’ll definitely keep it in mind!

  3. October 20, 2016 8:32 am

    Les was just telling me how much she’s enjoying this, too. Sounds like a must read… or maybe listen!

    • October 21, 2016 7:45 am

      I’ve only got a couple of chapters left and I actually had to stop listening on my drive home last night because I found I was holding my breath. I haven’t read something so intense as this thriller in a long time! It’s very, very good. I liked Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, but this is far better, in my opinion. It’s also currently 50% off in hard cover at Barnes & Noble, although I think the audio is outstanding. I doubt I would be as frightened if I were reading the words rather than hearing them.

  4. bookingmama permalink
    October 20, 2016 8:39 am

    I liked this one a lot too!! Totally creepy to me!

  5. October 20, 2016 8:47 am

    I wanted to like this one, but found it to be too predictable. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  6. October 20, 2016 9:21 am

    Sounds compelling. I don’t know the author.

  7. October 20, 2016 10:17 am

    Kathy, it sounds like a book you truly couldn’t put down–I should pick up a copy! Terrific review!

  8. October 20, 2016 11:57 am

    I loved this book, too, and I couldn’t put it down once I started. Thanks for sharing.

  9. October 20, 2016 2:14 pm

    This was a lot of fun to read. I felt like it could happen which made it a real sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of read. From the cover and author’s name I thought it was going to be some erotic tale. I’m not sure why I finally picked it up but I am glad I did.

  10. October 20, 2016 3:31 pm

    One of my good friends loved this book and she isn’t a big psychological thriller fan. I have this on my TBR list.

  11. October 20, 2016 3:38 pm

    I don’t read a lot of psychological thrillers but it was sent to me so I read it – I liked it! Would definitely read more from this author.

  12. Patty permalink
    October 20, 2016 3:51 pm

    Oh my! I need to read this asap!

  13. October 20, 2016 4:14 pm

    This is going on my TBR asap!

  14. October 20, 2016 9:42 pm

    I have this on my list to look for, but now I really want to get it sooner than later, thanks!

  15. October 21, 2016 11:55 am

    I agree. This is a book you want to talk about with someone. I would definitely recommend it for book clubs.

  16. October 22, 2016 10:51 am

    Sandy LOVED this one and I do think I’ll get to it eventually. Lately fast-paced is the only thing that works for me.

  17. October 23, 2016 7:54 pm

    You had me at “gulped it all down in one day.” Sold! Love thrillers like this and this sounds fantastic.

  18. October 26, 2016 10:32 am

    I’ve heard nothing but raves about this one and hope to read it soon!

  19. October 26, 2016 12:53 pm

    This sounds like my kind of story.Now I must read it.

  20. October 27, 2016 2:33 am

    I think I’ll enjoy this one too!

  21. November 1, 2016 9:44 pm

    I read it too, Kathy, and was on the edge of my seat with tension.

    I HATED Jack.

    Nice review.

    Thanks for sharing.

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