Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

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THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS!

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

"A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night." --Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

" This is one readers won't be able to put down. " -- Booklist (starred review)

"This debut is guaranteed to haunt you... Warning: brace yourself. " -- Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

" The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver. " --The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

" This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read. " -- San Francisco Book Review


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 .

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250121004
1250121000
Branch Call Number: PARIS B
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm

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LPL_KimberlyL Jun 04, 2016

This book has has been making its way through the Readers' Services department at LPL (all thanks to @LPL_KateG). A creepily addictive thriller, you will want to put your name on the holds list to get this in August!

This intense domestic thriller features the perfect marriage, which isn't quite what it seems. By the end, you will be rooting for Grace just as hard would for Jennifer Lopez's character in "Enough."

Behind Closed Doors gives a look into a truly terrifying relationship. The narration jumps around in time, and the writing will leave you up reading late into the night.


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nllott
Dec 04, 2017

There is enough animal abuse in the real world that it takes a real loser to decide to make some up. Horrible author and book.

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RhondaLindsay
Oct 30, 2017

While I understand there are relationships in the real world parallel to this story, I could NOT continue. For anyone who has triggers around abuse of innocence and animals, PICK A DIFFERENT BOOK.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 19, 2017

This story of abuse about the supposedly 'perfect couple', but people don't know what happens when no one is looking. However predictable, the book is exciting and to me resembles 'The Girl on the Train' a lot. I liked it but it isn't thought-provoking.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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pugfan
Sep 09, 2017

I loved this book!! It was different and uncomfortable. We have all been in love and have given up things blindly. This is falling in love gone wrong. The British language added to the intrigue.

JCLCourtneyS Sep 09, 2017

The first part of this book made me feel so frustrated and uncomfortable, both about the way Jack treats Grace as well as about the actions of Grace herself, which are something like the bad-marriage equivalent of going down to the basement alone with no flashlight in a horror movie. I didn't want to keep reading but I still felt compelled to do so, so I could see how the story ended.

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cathylaws66
Aug 18, 2017

This is another book about a man controlling and abusing a woman. Absolute trash. Don't waste your time

d2013 Aug 14, 2017

A good suspenseful page-turner!

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debamarr
Aug 06, 2017

Really enjoyed this book! I could not put it down! A real page turner.

scl_Cori Aug 04, 2017

I find B.A. Paris books somewhat formulaic. Not this one - we knew who the bad guy was for most of the book and that created the suspension. This was an excellent read.

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aelchaar
Aug 01, 2017

I finished this book quickly because it pained me to hear a story so wrapped in stupidity.

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Jasobania
Apr 15, 2017

Interesting story line but somewhat predictable.

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