Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Published: 2016

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Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris is a psychological thriller.

It scared the crap out of me.

You meet the perfect man.  In the park, on a day when your sister Millie, who has Down Syndrome, stands up and dances to the music.  While others laugh, he takes her hand and dances with her.  The perfect man.  A gentleman.  He’s a lawyer who has never lost a case, defending women in domestic abuse cases.  He’s charismatic, charming, handsome.  He wants to look after you.  The perfect man.  You will no longer have to work.  He wants to give you a house for a wedding present. He promises to look after Millie when she can no longer board at school.  The perfect man.  How can you refuse.

On your honeymoon in Thailand, you discover you should have refused.  When you get home, things get worse.  You no longer have control of your life.  No money.  No passport. No phone.  No way out of your own room, much less your new home, and no one to tell.  Above all, you have to protect Millie.  So you play the perfect hostess, the perfect wife, and you plan.

This was an amazing debut novel.  It is gripping, heart-wrenching and terrifying.  I liked the way the chapters alternated between the past and the present until the very end. Everything came together perfectly.  The characters have such depth, and seem so real, you really sympathized with Grace, and hate Jack.

Loved this book!

Read: October 2016

 

Favorite Quotes from Behind Closed Doors:

“I can’t help thinking it’s a shame he’s such a sadistic bastard, because he has wonderful manners.”

“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.”

 

About the Author:  B A Paris grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France.  She has 5 daughters.  Behind Closed Doors is her first novel.

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