Paris' next offering. View all 82 comments. I have voted in 2 categories for this book in the Goodreads awards and with good reason! You know that couple that looks SO perfect for each other? The ones that click together in every way when you see them and you feel a jealous twang that you don't have the same thing? Sometimes what you see on the outside can be very deceptive, never ever judge a book by it's cover, always read the fine print in the middle.
BOOK REVIEW: 'Behind Closed Doors'
Behind Closed Doors is a chilling and atmospheric psychological thriller that I predict will be one oreason! You I have voted in 2 categories for this book in the Goodreads awards and with good reason! Behind Closed Doors is a chilling and atmospheric psychological thriller that I predict will be one of the BIG reads of I have read a few books recently about marriages that are not all they same and when this theme is done well as this book does it's absolutely breathtaking and scary.
Disturbed is what you will feel with much of this book, don't be surprised if your mouth pops open watch out for fruit flies at that point. Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. I had mixed feelings about Grace as a character but was very clear on my feelings for Jack - I did not like him, I hated him. Full stop. As for Grace? Well I felt much for her ranging from pity and empathy to annoyance and rage. I wanted to yell at Grace many, many times and jump in the book and give her a good shaking.
The plot interested me from the start, I read the book in one glued-eye sitting until the early hours and was glad that I did, this my reader friends is one of those real escapism books. Love them. Taut, terrific and terrifyingly real at times. I have no doubt these marriages do exist. Think on that. Loved, loved and loved Behind Closed Doors and am intrigued to read more from B.
I double dare you. Many thanks to Harlequin UK for my copy of this book in exchange for a professional book review. All opinions are my own. View all 20 comments. Nov 19, Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: runners-up , damsels-in-distress , favorite-thrillers , thriller , netgalley , debuts , couple-love-and-hate , omg-twists , sucko-spouses.
Holy moly what a ride!! Dry eye made the words blurry, but who cares? And food? Is that really necessary? My only necessity was finding out how this story turned out, to get me out of the claustrophobic terror created by a holy-shit psychopath. It was some tense! This guy Jack is one sick psycho. Will he win in the end? I went back and forth many times, believe me.
I'm super impressed that this new writer could come up with such far-out displays of evil and ingenious push-backs.
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The writing is excellent—it flows seamlessly and there are no fillers. And the story is told by the woman, Grace. The pace never lets up. Okay, actually it did get a tiny bit slow in the middle, but it could have just been my discomfort super nail-biting unchiness that made me want it to go faster so I could see what happened. The beginning and ending were just scrumptious. But had Grace been able to expose Jack then, what a boring fizzle-out it would have been! Also, Millie seemed a little too clever for someone with a low IQ—could she have successfully hidden pills, and would she have been able to cook up such a scheme?
And in the end, I really wanted to actually see Grace get her revenge: I wanted to see Jack suffer, to watch her make him suffer, to see his reaction. But then again, it was so clever and effective the way the author had Grace happily heading off to the airport by herself, and it kept me incredibly tense and curious about what had happened and whether she truly would be free. A good psychopath can take your mind off of anything.
florconslova.tk This was just what the doctor ordered. Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy. View all 48 comments. There seems to be a great deal of new releases on the best sellers lists for psychological-thriller style novels about relationships between married couples and they all seem to be readable but quite mediocre and this was among one of three that I downloaded that has fantastic reviews but failed to deliver a satisfying and credible ending. Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace, successful, newly married, devoted to each other but is their relationship and life as rosy as it appears on the outside?
I fell for the premise of the story as the characters are well drawn and the plot well executed to begin with but about half ways through the story I was finding myself having to suspend belief at some of the actions of the characters and plot line weakened and became repetitive. I read this on Kindle and thought I was missing pages as the book seemed to end so abruptly. An entertaining beginning but a disappointing conclusion and a novel that lacked any real depth.
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View all 26 comments. For about the first pages, I was all in. Sitting on the edge of my seat, excited to see how things were going to unfold with Grace and Jack. By all appearances they had the perfect marriage, but we all know looks can be deceiving. It was definitely an interesting, but eerie scenario. While I thought there were a few opportunities that presented themselves, I could understand her trepidation and the need to protect her younger sister.
Millie turned out to be one of my favorite things about the story. Was it just me or did she have way more guts than Grace? It was somewhere around the halfway mark that my feelings started to change. The story became stagnant and took on a bit of a repetitive feel. I kept waiting for something big to happen.
Something to breathe some life back into this story. It was a lot of talk, but not much action. I felt like we were only given a small glimpse of his dark side. I will say, the author delivered with the ending. While slightly unbelievable, I would expect more of an investigation obviously, it made me like the story that much more.
It was kind of clever the way Grace pulled it off. The fact that someone else knew what really happened, and how she figured it out, was an added bonus.
Martin's Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. View all 30 comments. Well, scratch the veneer a little, and there's something really evil lurking beneath. Grace is something of a trophy wife for Jack. Let's just say that you wouldn't want to be married to him - no way.
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This is a chilling, claustrophobic, psychological thriller, that has had a huge emotional impact on me - and credit to B. Paris for managing to achieve that. If you get the chance to read this book, then do so, but just be thankful, that when you've finished, and you put it down, you can put Jack to one side forever. Deep breaths now Maureen. Normal service will be resumed ASAP!
Raise the flag! I loved this book!
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Actually, I am surprised at just how much. This had me on the edge of my seat the entire way through. In fact, I became so frustrated with the protagonist, Grace, that my stress levels were legit off the charts. Sound ridiculous? Yes, I know but I'm telling you, this one puts you there!
I just had to know what was going to happen! If this were a movie, I would definitely have been yelling at the screen th Raise the flag!
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If this were a movie, I would definitely have been yelling at the screen the whole way through. It was crazily vivid, in my opinion, and the last three paragraphs sent literal chills down my spine.