Behind Closed Doors was truly a captivating novel. It hooks you from the start and doesn’t let go. It leaves you speechless. B. A. Paris once again wrote a novel that made me stay up late at night to read! It is a very well-written mystery thriller with lots of twists and turns that make it all the more exciting and it honestly messes with your mind, as it’s quite horrifying! The book is written in such a way that the chapters switch between the past and present of the married couple’s relationship, and it flows quite nicely. I honestly don’t know how to write a summary for this novel without spoiling it, but nevertheless, I’ll give it a go.
The story begins at a dinner party hosted by Jack, a successful lawyer who has never lost a case and his wife, Grace, who is a stunning, gentle home-maker. To the outside world, they have the perfect life as they live in a beautiful house and they go on vacation often, and it also seems as though they have the perfect marriage, but looks can be deceiving, as we all know. Why are Jack and Grace inseparable? Why does Grace not have her own cellphone? Why does she not have a job, even though she is a very intelligent woman?
I found that I did not have to read between the lines to understand what was going on in the book because everything was black and white, or in other words, it was unambiguous. However, this led me to believe that some parts of the book lacked depth, and I kind of wished that there was more to the conclusion of the book, which was my only issue with this novel.
Other than that, I had high expectations for this book after reading The Breakdown by B. A. Paris, and I’m happy to say that my expectations were met! Great novel, by a very talented writer! I know my review is rather short for this one, but honestly, all I can say is that if you’re into psychological thrillers, this one is for you! Let me know if you end up reading this one or if you have already read it!