Thursday, September 29, 2016

#FRC2016 : Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

This fall, members of the Vise Library are going back to school by participating in a Fall Reading Challenge(it's our Junior Year!)  We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)!

Course Title:  ‘Til Deceit Do Us Part
Department: Psychological Thrillers

About the book:

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.
Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.
Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.
From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

We all know that looks can be deceiving and that is the case of Behind Closed Doors.  Jack and Grace have it all: the looks, a beautiful home, friends, career, and marriage (or do they?).  The book starts off after Jack has won another case as a lawyer.  He works hard to defend battered women and has never lost a case.  He makes it his mission to go after the men that physically abuse women.  We are then taken back in time to when Jack and Grace meet, date and get married.  We find out that Grace has a sister (Millie) with special needs and loves her dearly.  Jack accepts Millie as a part of Grace's life.  On the day other their wedding, Millie has an accident on the stairs and Grace is visibly upset.  However, Jack convinces Grace that Millie will be okay and that it is okay to get married without Millie there.  This is where the REAL story begins.  

I can't tell you anything else, but know that this book is a psychological thriller.  There are some difficult topics to read about, but I was flipping through the pages to figure out what Jack and Grace's marriage is REALLY like.  This is nothing like I thought it would be and it kept me guessing throughout the entire book.  I could see this book playing out in real life and that just ups the thriller factor.  If you want a book that is fast paced and action packed, then pick up Behind Closed Doors!

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About the author:

B.A. Paris grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. Behind Closed Doors is her first novel.

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