- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: HQ (February 11, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848454120
- ISBN-13: 978-1848454125
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4,625 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Behind Closed Doors Paperback – International Edition, February 11, 2016
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`If you love The Girl on the Train read Behind Closed Doors.' - Elle `Twists our expectations of the entire psychological thriller genre' - The Guardian `The tension builds almost unbearably' - Good Housekeeping `This outstanding debut novel will leave you breathless.' - Bella `This one is 2016's answer to Gone Girl. `Nuff said.' - Women's Health UK `It took me just an afternoon to read this book and by the end, my heart was pounding. If you like fast and frantic stories, you'll love this.' -The Sun `Brilliant, chilling, scary and unputdownable' -Lesley Pearse, bestselling author of Without a Trace `Behind Closed Doors' is an intriguing, sharply gripping debut thriller' - Lovereading.co.uk 'BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is both unsettling and addictive, as I raced through the pages to find out Grace's fate. A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.' -Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl `Behind Closed Doors gives us a glimpse into the realities of a `perfect marriage', with addictive and heart pounding moments guaranteed to have you looking at your friends and neighbours differently.' -Margaret Madden, Bleach House Library 'An utterly compelling journey through the darker side of the human psyche. Your blood will run cold but you won't be able to stop reading, I promise you that.' - Sarah Harper, Lovereading reviewer `This has been one of my best reads EVER and will be huge in 2016. Congratulations to B A Paris on a remarkable debut book' - Shelley Bennett, THE Book Club member `This book just has to be huge in 2016. I flew through it in two breathless sittings. Quite simply: astounding.' - SJI Holliday, author of Black Wood
About the Author
B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown. Having sold over one million copies in the UK alone, she is a New York Times bestseller as well as a number one bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have sold in 37 territories around the world. Having lived in France for many years, she recently moved back to the UK. She has five daughters.
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The story flips between the past and the present. The past describes how the couple met and how their relationship evolved. The present deals with how Grace is trying to cope with the structure of their marriage and preparing for Millie to move in.
I don't want to give too much away but the abuse is horrific. It's not really physical but the mental and behavior treatment made me sick to my stomach. I have enjoyed books with violence but this, without any real gore, was beyond my ability to cope. I could not believe the evilness of it and I couldn't shake it. It is awful that it is rattling in my head. I wish there was a new [book:The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency|7061] but there's not. I will settle for a Hamish Macbeth.
I gave it two stars because it is well written and does keep you on the edge of your seat. There was a lot of improbabilities in it but it kept you reading. For me it was awful. If I was not reading it to review I would not have finished it. I would not recommend it to anyone.
A great story that starts you out slow and wondering what exactly is wrong with this perfect couple. I️ imagined the worse and its pretty close to that.
The story line is perfect just like the couple is portrayed until you find out Grace is married to a psychotic nightmare control freak.
No women wants to end up in Grace’s position, especially when she is a smart intelligent woman.
The ending is a little short but I️ love the fact that the tables get turned in the end. It’s just very scary to find out how easy Jack fools Grace right up until after she says “I️ do”.
You gotta love Mille, she may be intellectually disabled but she is extremely smart when it comes to this relationship.
Unrealistic characters who just are not relatable. And the storyline wasn't much better. I couldn't find much to like about this book. Someone in our online discussion said that it was like watching a bad Lifetime movie where you can predict exactly what is going to happen each step along the way. No thanks. I've watched my fill of those. If you want a good thriller, this is not the book for you.
While they host a dinner party, their friends are tricked into thinking they’re head-over-heels in love with one another, but there’s something about them that’s just… off. Grace’s answers to questions are vague, her plans with friends always fall through, she eats but is thin as a rail, there’s always an excuse as to why she can’t see her sister, Millie, she cares for, she doesn’t own a phone or a computer, and she’s oddly never without Jack.
Jack is a stunning and well-put-together man who swept Grace off her feet. He wined and dined her, and seemingly granted her every wish as he courted her in preparation for marriage. It’s once the couple tied the knot and he kept disappearing that things got weird… and then, deadly.
If you guys read this blog at all, or even fairly regularly, you know I love my tormented men. The ones with demons lurking in their pasts but still somehow have a heart of gold at day’s end? I’m all about it, because the good in always presented to them to a point they can’t help but fight for that good and make their future gorgeous and full of love. Jack Angel is not one of those men. He sure seems that way. In the beginning, I fell for his charm just the way Grace did. When he showed up in the park to dance with Millie, it was just a sweet moment. However, we can’t be deceived by appearances, and unfortunately for Grace, that’s exactly what happens.
Her marriage becomes a prison, and her sister is in danger. Jack’s demons are rampant, and he’s severely disturbed. I racked my brain as I turned the pages trying to think of a way out for Grace, but it wasn’t possible. Jack had all his bases covered, and all his work done. He took delight in torturing Grace, and couldn’t wait for Millie to come live with them, so he could add to their pain, and it was thoroughly creepy.
Here’s the thing. I’m slightly de-sensitized to horror movies, and all the stuff that makes people jump. Maybe I’ve watched Halloween too many times.. who knows. What freaks me the hell out are scenarios that could happen in real life, and the fraud of a marriage between Jack and Grace could absolutely happen and has happened in real life. Reading this story left me with a belly ache because of just.. how unsettled I felt. Being in the presence of of Grace and Jack made me feel like I needed to keep a watchful eye over my shoulder. What a thrilling and heart-in-my-throat read! If you’re in the mood for a solid eerie tale, pick up a copy of Behind Closed Doors if you haven’t already!
I’m pretty sure this was a debut novel from Paris, so I’m eagerly anticipating what she’ll bring to the table next! I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Breakdown while at Book Expo, so I’ll have to give it a go ASAP!