Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 9th 2016 by St. Martin's Press
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?
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My thoughts about Behind Closed Doors ~~
(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)
First line—'The champagne bottle knocks against the marble kitchen counter, making me jump. I glance at Jack, hoping he won't have noticed how nervous I am, He catches me looking and smiles.'
Wow! Just wow! I don't remember reading a book that was so intense with a character that I hated so much. Jack is such a despicable character and what he puts Grace through is deplorable.
This story grabbed me from the very first chapter and I could not put it down. The action just kept on coming and coming. I felt like I couldn't leave Grace, oh my gosh, what she had to go through, at the hands of that evil, evil man.
This is the author's first novel and what an amazing debut. It is a must read and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!
I received a copy of this book from St. Martin's Press and am voluntarily reviewing it.