Before I start my brief book review, I just want to know why do you buy a specific book? I usually buy or order a book after reading a book review, sometimes I end up buying a book after hearing rave reviews about a certain book from family and friends. Off late, mostly I am resorting to impulse buying.
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris is one of those books I bought impulsively, though I had never heard about this novel or its author. But I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers.
Behind Closed Doors is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author B.A. Paris’s debut psychological thriller. I liked her simple style of writing.
Here’s an excerpt from the novel:
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace.
He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult.
Because you realise they are never apart. Some might call this true love.
Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or can’t meet for lunch without Jack. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.
Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
By reading the above lines, I am sure you’ll be having a certain idea about this novel. Behind Closed Doors is a story of a perfect married couple- Jack and Grace.
What lies beneath the facade of a perfect marriage? I don’t want to give up too much of this compelling novel. It is an unputdownable and terrifying novel that will creep-you-out.
Some of my favorite quotes from Behind Closed Doors:
- “It’s a shame he’s such a sadistic bastard, because he has wonderful manners.”
- “The door opens and he stands in the doorway, my handsome, psychopathic husband.”
- “And afterwards, as he drank in the sound of her fear and breathed in the smell of it, he wished he could keep her there for eternity.”
- “Fear is the best deterrent of all.”
- “I look around at everybody laughing and joking together and struggle to understand my life has become a living hell that nobody present could even begin to imagine.”
- When I look at him I feel dismayed as I always do at how normal he looks, because surely there should be something— pointed ears or a pair of horns— to warn people of his evilness.”