Title: Behind Closed Doors
Author(s): B.A. Paris
No. of pages: 272
Genre: (Domestic) thriller, Suspense
Publication date: August 9th 2016
Date read: April 2nd 2018
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.
Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?
And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?
The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
I “read” this book as my first audiobook ever and it made me fall in love with listening to stories. But because of this, my “reading”experience was wholly different than when I would’ve read it from paper. Nevertheless, I LOVED Behind Closed Doors. It was the perfect domestic thriller that really made me think about the fact that you actually never really know another person. What may seem like the perfect couple, could actually be a horror story in disguise.
I loved the buildup of the story – at the start I did of course know that something was wrong, but not exactly what. Slowly, very slowly, you get to know what secrets are hiding behind the front door of the seemingly happy home of Jack and Grace. This buildup made the story believable – normally I would think “such things just won’t happen to me. I’d see it coming from miles away”, but Grace’s story really made me doubt that. This could happen to anyone.
However, there still was something in the character of Jack that made it a bit less believable. That’s why I gave it 4.75 stars instead of the full 5 stars!