Thursday, December 15, 2016

Behind Closed Doors by B.A.Paris

5 Star

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?

Sabrina-Kate - 5 Star

This book made me really think. A lot. About how easy it would be to just hide exactly what your life was truly like. I assume that a fair amount of us do it, at least to a certain extent, but to do it as much as and to the extremes that Grace had to is a completely different story.

Oddly enough, this book was one I was already reviewing but that my book club also selected so I guess that the reputation of the author precedes her. And with good reason.

The book made me tense and want to know what was going to happen. Immediately. So I had trouble putting it down and was often reading while walking or on break at work, so I raced through it quite quickly. 

This book also employs the vacillating between past and present tactic which I find works well with these types of books in order to give you a bit of context. It also shows exactly how Grace got sucked into this mess and making it realistic. I have found that a lot of other reviews said how they felt this could never happen in a million years but to be honest, I could see this being something that could all too easily happen.

The book was a bit of a tough read at times but not because it wasn't well written. It was more due to the fact that some important issues and difficult things to hear about were addressed. Not for the faint of heart certainly but leaning credit towards the entire story.

Thank you to St Martin's Press for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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