Behind Closed Doors- Book Review

Just finished reading this book and I can’t wait to tell you what I think 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.

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Griffin; Reprint edition (July 3, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Genre:- Psychological Thriller/Domestic Thriller
B A Paris

B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown and Bring Me Back. Having sold over one million copies in the UK alone, she is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller as well as a number one bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have sold in 38 territories around the world. Having lived in France for many years, she recently moved back to the UK.

I have wanted to read this book since it was released way back in 2016 and couldn’t get hold of the book. Thanks to Scribd, I manage to get hold of this book, which is the debut book of B.A. Paris. A few weeks ago, I did a review on one of her books, Breakdown. Behind Closed Doors is her debut book.

Grace and Jack Angel are seemingly living a perfect life as a married couple. Jack Angel is a successful lawyer who has never lost a case and Grace is a housewife. To outsiders, they seem to be in love with each, particularly of how they are supportive of each other. But after the party is over, their married life is not as perfect and supportive as it seemed.

So let’s start with the ones I liked about the book – (Note–there are some spoilers here)

  • Like Breakdown, I like the author’s style of writing. It was simple and easy to understand and the author did a good job keeping the reader on the edge of the seat.
  • As a reader (and as a woman) I feel sorry for the main character Grace Angel–her futile attempts to escape from the marriage, how she is trying to prevent Jack from hurting her Down’s Syndrome sister Millie and how she hooks up a plan to escape from Jack. I also like how she is acting as a dutiful wife in front of people so that Jack would leave her sister alone.
  • Also as a reader, I wanted to slap that psychotic and narcissistic husband, Jack Angel.
  • I also like the sisterly bond between Millie and Grace. I like how Millie is trying to help her sister to escape from the marriage.
  • The book is realistic. This is how many women who are suffering from domestic abuse must be going through in real life. Jack Angel in the book is seemingly a perfect gentleman with polite manners, a successful lawyer who fights for the battered women for outsiders when in fact he is actually a cruel monster with intentions of punishing and torturing his own wife. A lesson to never get fooled by the appearance.
  • Though there were no surprising twists or turns, this book was actually good.

Now about the things I didn’t like in the book.

The ending was a bit vague.

Overall, this book is actually a good domestic thriller book that will keep you up all night. Worth four stars in my opinon!

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