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[PDF] Behind Closed Doors By B.A. Paris – serv3.3pub.co.uk ☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ Behind Closed Doors By B.A. Paris ✓ – Serv3.3pub.co.uk The 2016 debut bloggers can't stop raving about Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Ice Twins Everyone knows a couple like Jack and GraceHe has looks and wealth she has charm and eleganc The debut bloggers can't stop raving about Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Ice Twins Everyone knows a couple like Jack and GraceHe has looks and wealth she has charm and elegance You might not want to like them but you do Though you’d like to get to know Grace betterBut it’s difficult because you realise Jack and Grace are Behind Closed PDF \ never apartSome might call this true love Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone Or how she can never meet for coffee even though she doesn’t work How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windowsSometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

10 thoughts on “Behind Closed Doors

  1. Deanna Deanna says:

    I finished this book late last night and I still can't stop thinking about it I have been wanting to read Behind Closed Doors for uite some time When it was available on NetGalley I reuested it right away but unfortunately was denied I think that just made me want it So when I finally got my hands on it I just had to put everything else aside and start reading And I was pulled in right away Possibly some very minor spoilersThe perfect marriage or the perfect lie?The story alternates between the present and past and is told from Grace's point of view The past only a few months before Grace and Jack get marriedThe book opens in the present Husband and wife Jack and Grace Angel are hosting a dinner for two other couples One couple are old friends of Jack's and another couple is new to the area Everyone marvels over dinner and the house When talk turns to Jack's job as a lawyer everyone congratulates him on his most recent convictionJack champions battered wives and has never lost a caseI have nothing but contempt for men who are found to be violent towards their wives Jack says firmly They deserve everything they getBut of course things aren't always what they seem As the title suggests we do not know what goes on behind closed doors Is Grace Angel an example of a woman who has it all? A perfect house a perfect husband the perfect life?Grace serves an extravagant meal and both her and Jack are wonderful hosts Grace makes sure that everything goes flawlessly The food is wonderful she asks all the right uestions and answers all uestions perfectlyWe learn about how the couple got together They met about 6 months before at a park Grace freuently attended with her 17 year old sister Millie It was one of their favorite places as Millie loves music and there was often a band playing Millie was enjoying the music and started dancing After a few minutes though her dancing seemed to annoy a few people Grace was just about to ask Millie to stop when Jack appeared out of nowhere dancing with Millie and charming everyone watching including GraceMillie has Down's syndrome and can be very spontaneous When Jack comes to her rescue people stop staring and start to clap It was a very special and heartwarming moment Both Grace and Millie fall in love with Jack almost immediatelyAt first Grace was hesitant to get involved in a relationship with Jack Millie boards at a school where she is well taken care of Unfortunately when she turns 18 she's no longer eligible to remain living there Grace's parents want to find alternate living accommodations for Millie as they want to be free to travel Grace does not want that and has promised to take care of Millie herself When Jack proposes he says he understands that Grace and Millie are a package deal He proclaims to love Millie and is happy to help take care of her with Grace But when talk turns to Millie coming to live with them Grace seems nervous than excitedJack really seems like the perfect man Not just handsome and charming but loving and caringOn the day of their wedding Millie has an accident and must go to the hospital Grace is frantic and considers putting off the wedding but Jack convinces her that while Millie won't be able to attend the wedding she is otherwise just fine Jack and Grace go ahead with the wedding After that they are off immediately to Thailand for their honeymoonAnd the nightmare beginsI may have said it before about other books but this really took hold of me I was constantly thinking about it or talking about it One of my best friends and my mom let me go on and on as I got further into the book Neither of them were going to read the book but they ended up being uite interested in the story once I started telling them about it My mom would even phone to ask me what had happened nextThe book covers some very difficult topics and can be hard to read about However I feel the author did a wonderful job of telling the story in a chilling way but without going overboard with graphic descriptions It's hard to explain but it was still just as terrifying and kept me on the edge of my seatFear is the best deterrent of allThis is a fantastic psychological thriller complete with a monster so sadistic I had no idea what was going to happen next Every time I put the book down I tried to figure out how this horrific monster would possibly be defeated Going over and over different scenarios in my headThe characters were very well developed I absolutely loved Grace's sister Millie She stole my heart Although I uestioned some of Grace's decisions it felt like one of those situations where you couldn't possibly know how you would react unless it was happening to youThere may be some things that may not seem completely realistic or believable but I didn't care I've read things and seen things on the news that seemed like they could not possibly be real Yet they were I tried not to analyze everything to decide if it could realistically happen that way I just went with it and enjoyed the rideBehind Closed Doors was a thrilling read with many twists and turns that left me reeling A thoroughly engrossing novel that I won't soon forgetHonestly in my opinion this was worth the wait I'm very excited for this author's next book

  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    3 12 stars Okay listen up This book is not the next Gone Girl Don't let anyone tell you that It just isn't It's not that kind of twisty secretive book at all It's the kind of fast paced pulpy read that plays with your emotions without ever making you think too hard But so help me I could not put it downkaren nailed it when she described this book as being fuelled by its action not its suspense The story actually gives up its secrets almost immediately in fact most of you probably figured it out after reading the blurb right? It's not rocket science And yet this is a real strength here The pages flew by in my desperate need to know what happens nextIt is an extremely emotional read with potential triggers I can't remember the last time a book made me feel such an all consuming visceral hatred for a character I could feel my emotions bubbling up from the pit of my stomach; I could feel my heart pounding with fury and fear Because this is a truly frightening book a disturbing book Scarier than any horror with demons and monstersIt is an awful exciting ride of terror But a certain suspension of disbelief is a must It is neither the most realistic book nor the most deeply meaningful There are some black and white aspects to the characterization view spoilerThe guy is an evil psychopath And while this is not completely unrealistic and I could believe he would go to such trouble to create his fantasy the mindless villainy of him plus his penchant for showmanship verges on a caricature hide spoiler

  3. karen karen says:

    congratulations semifinalist in goodreads' best mysterythriller AND debut author categories 2016 women's health calls this book 2016's ANSWER TO GONE GIRLdear women's health please leave the readers' advisory work to trained professionals and stick to telling us how much water we should be drinking for our vaginasthis is nothing like Gone Girl it's nothing like The Girl on the Train i'm not even sure this can be classified as psychological suspense really this is a straight up thriller and there ain't a thing in the world wrong with that except when people like women's health start getting a little loosey goosey with their suggestions and ruining the reputation of readers' advisory for everybody ice cream is good cheese is good both are dairy products but telling someone oh you like ice cream?? here have some cheese is setting up an expectation that can at best end in confusion but likely to result in resentment and murderand as much as i hate to use this review space to rant about something only tangentially related to the book these things matter to me plus this is one of those books where i can already hear the shrieking of the people about how all of the spoilers in the world are being spoiled by me so it's probably best for me to do this instead i am absolutely fine with calling this a marriage thriller or a psychological thriller but the word suspense and the wrong readalikes set up certain expectations that will be unmet by this book the focus of this book is the perfect marriage of jack and grace angel he is a handsome lawyer specializing in domestic abuse who has never lost a case while she is beautiful and demure retired from her high powered career to transfer her accomplishments to the realm of the domestic arts soufflé baking painting gardening and entertaining; awaiting the day her special needs sister millie will turn eighteen leave her boarding school and come to live with them in their perfect house and be a part of their perfect life and that would be a terribly boring book without some conflict lurking underneath the synopsis up there pretty much tells you all you need to know about what's really going on but i'll repost it here in spoiler tags just in caseview spoilerEveryone knows a couple like Jack and GraceHe has looks and wealth she has charm and elegance You might not want to like them but you do Though you’d like to get to know Grace betterBut it’s difficult because you realise Jack and Grace are never apartSome might call this true love Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone Or how she can never meet for coffee even though she doesn’t work How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windowsSometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie hide spoiler

  4. Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister says:

    4 stars Because 398 sounds too olympic figure skating judgeySorry you had to take all that heat George ClooneyIf you can dig deep and find it in you to curb your need for concrete common sense and logic for the sake of some truly fun fiction then you my friend are the perfect prospect for Behind Closed Doors Because this is the second book by BA Paris that I could not put down Sure I had to battle a few nagging concerns while I read This wouldn't really happen this way Surely someone would notice Why doesn't she SAY something Is she for real? Is HE for real?But it was all in good funwell as fun as something this demented and extreme is allowed to be And like The Breakdown my addiction to this read was instantaneous This author’s writing is so simple and straightforward but her storytelling is potent as is her ability to construct a tension filled plot There isn't much mystery to speak of in this domestic thriller; its focus lies heavily on the struggle of our heroine and her desperate measures of combat This story highlights the fact that there are flaws lingering beneath all surfaces of perfection and shows just one horrific example of what could really be going on behind closed doors Although its content is crawling with extremely twisted and bizarre insinuations this story isn't the least bit graphic in what it reveals It displays mind control and fear than anything else but it's slightly exaggerated and ironically becomes almost funny at times The sickening element is certainly present but applied with a gentle hand and refrains from growing too dark or heavy I was speeding through these pages oblivious to all the real life stuff going on around me And all too soon came the ending which I’m beginning to see this is this author's forte and just the highest of fives all around is all I’m saying LOVED IT and I hope you will too

  5. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    Behind Closed Doors is terribly frighteningEspecially since it’s not far fetched It’s realistic in a scary can’t fall in love blindly any and I need to scrutinize my boyfriend kind of wayIt’s terrifying because it’s a story that could happen to anyone Even the most vigilant of human beings can be duped by a genuine smile and gentlemanly gesturesI stayed up all night to finish this book which shows how determined I was to see how everything would play out in the end for Grace and ‘‘Jackass’’ JackThis isn’t the sort of thriller I’m used to reading Though it’s somewhat action driven it has a creepily calm atmosphere that is meant to deceive the reader in the beginning However as the story progresses and is revealed to us it doesn’t bother to lull us into the web of lies and make believe that is Grace and ‘‘Jackass’’ Jack’s marriage anyNo the narration becomes all about Grace trying to escape her fate About her doing everything in her means to prevail at this game of life and death she never wanted any part ofI’m used to something intense dramatic less uiet And perhaps that’s why Behind Closed Doors affected me in such a way Sometimes ‘‘intense’’ and ‘‘dramatic’’ can lead to unbelievable But uiet pretence being so close to freedom – almost smelling it – but having it denied and trying to freeze the days for the impending death day never to happen that’s that’s scaryWell I think I will take a little hiatus from reading books of this genre I can’t hide that I’m a bit shaken right now and will need time to reshape my mind into going back to thinking that life is beautifulThat was an amazing emotional ending It almost gave me a heart attack but oh wellBlog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’

  6. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at first warning should have been “The 2016 debut bloggers can't stop raving about Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train” By the time I was finished there was only one thing that was going to cure my misery WARNING SPOILERS BECAUSE I DON’T GIVE ONE GOOD GODDANG ‘BOUT THIS ONEGrace was a big muckity muck – living a jet set lifestyle as a buyer for Harrod’s That all changed however when she met George Clooney Jack Jack swept Grace into a whirlwind romance promised her not only the home of her dreams but also the opportunity to uit her job and have her sister who was born with Down’s Syndrome move in with them rather than live at her special school and so the two were married in just six months On the eve of her wedding everything changed for Grace Because she was an effing IDIOT Actually let me back up a bit insert rewind noiseDespite Jack’s concerns Grace insisted that her sister Millie stand as maid of honor But on the couple’s wedding day Millie suffered from a terrible slip and fall down the stairs breaking her leg and removing her from the wedding festivities entirely dun dun dunnnnnnnnn That was page 64 and when I began screaming Or Grace – you get the point The remaining 300 pages consisted of uality Lifetime Television for Women drama until finally Millie despite having dialogue written as if she had the mentality of a toddler came up with a fix for alllllllllll of Grace’s problems Behind Closed Doors is easily the worst thing I’ve read in 2016 I should thank Shelby for sending this to me but I kind of feel like she April Fooled me a month late Whatever the case I’m moving on to better things – namely porn If anyone is interested in this being paid forward backward???? to them I’ll happily send it on Please note it has a little water damage at the top of about 15 pages because I read it at the pool and kids are splashy assholes Also note I will include a barf bag in the package since you may now be picturing me in a swimsuit Yes it is EXACTLY how you are imaging it

  7. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    I've been dying to read this book every since I first saw the blurb about it I knew it wasn't going to be pretty and I have an un holy attraction to books about psychos I don't want to give up too much of the book because the biggest draw for it is the twisty parts of it Grace has not had too much luck with men She has a younger sister Millie who has Down's syndrome and most men kind of back off once they realize that Grace is Millie's primary caregiver and that she isn't going to change thatThen she meets JackJack is a successful lawyer who defends abused women against their abusive husbands He never loses a case He is compared to looking like George Clooney so normal circumstances would have him having to push off the women These ain't normal circumstancesJack sets his sites on Grace and convinces her to marry him He sweeps her off her feet and she can't believe how lucky she is You know that crap is not going to last Things get all kinds of ugly The thing is? I never really took Jack's menacing ways seriously I really expected him to start twirling his mustache and cackling with an evil laugh I agree with MillieI hate George ClooneyThen Grace I mean for reals? She basically talked her way into an awesome job at Harrod's and we are supposed to believe that she comes across as this weak and bidding? I was hoping for a save for the endingbut nope Just a fizzle I'm really pissed off that this book wasn't all I had built up in my mind Several of my friends have loved this one but I think I had it built up in my mind to being awesome and for me it sucked big pickled eggs Booksource After much of my begging around for this book I finally won a copy on Goodreads first reads Miracles do happen because I didn't think anyone ever won one of those suckers Brandie's review was the first time I noticed this book and she made me completely curious about it Brandie has been my buddy since about the time that I joined Goodreads She probably needs a medal for putting up with me for that long

  8. Kevin Ansbro Kevin Ansbro says:

    Oh the Russian roulette of having blind faith in a complete stranger's book recommendationYou will love this gushed a crocodile skinned English lady at my Thai resort hotel It's partly set in Thailand and is a real page turnerThere followed one of the most ridiculous reads I've ever had the misfortune to experience I'm completely baffled by all the five star reviews for this one dimensional yawnfest; the contrived storyline has to rank as one of the most implausible of all time Lead character Grace must be THE most gullible woman ever to walk the planet and characterless Jack is about as evil as Mr Bean And what were his 'evil plans' anyway? Were they oh so evil that we're too delicate to be told? I ask you who could possibly be duped by such a dullard? Dopey Grace that's who DI also wonder if the author has ever flown abroad in her life? She certainly doesn't seem to know how an airport works And as for mentioning a Bangkok hotel 'with its own private beach' well that just creased me up I've been travelling to Bangkok for twenty years and if there is a beach there neither myself nor the locals know of its whereabouts Hilarious DB A Paris even seems to think that you can get upgraded to First Class just by giving the check in staff a hard luck story Oh per leaseTo make things worse there is a stark absence of descriptive imagery the characterisation is gossamer thin and I've seen twists on a runwayAlthough I'm clearly not a fan the crocodile skinned lady and many on Goodreads absolutely loved it So what do I know? 😁

  9. Jennifer Masterson Jennifer Masterson says:

    I know a lot of you guys loved this book but it turned out to be just meh for me It had it's moments and kept me up late last night but I had a hard time suspending disbelief with this one I don't know whyI listened to the audio version The audio is good It's short and only about 8 hours The narrator does a good job but the book translated into a Lifetime Movie via audio for me It might be better to read a hardcopy of itThank you to Lisa for recommending it to me She loved the book and so many other people on Goodreads did as well so don't take my word for it Check Lisa's revue out Here it is

  10. ✦❋Arianna✦❋ ✦❋Arianna✦❋ says:

    4 Stars ‘Fear’ he whispered ‘There is nothing uite like it I love how it looks I love how it feels I love how it smells And I especially love the sound of it’ I felt his tongue on my cheek ‘I even love the taste of it’ Before starting this one keep in mind that appearances can be deceiving “Behind Closed Doors” is a gripping thought provoking thriller with some psychological and mystery elements that will keep you at the edge of your seat The story has some interesting twists and turns and I have to say it has a good solid plot that will keep you entertained from the beginning B A Paris delivered an interesting page turner thriller that will almost give you anxiety attacks The story is written really well and overall it was a pretty addictive readThe story fallows Grace an elegant ‘perfect’ housewife who seems to have it all – good looks a perfect caring husband and a lovely home Her husband Jack is a gorgeous man He’s a lawyer defending abusive women He’s charismatic a good provider and a caring devoted husband They don’t have any kidsyet but they are happy At least they seem to be Soon their family will grow when Millie Grace’s little sister who has Down’s syndrome will come to live with them They all look so happy but not everything is as it seems Only Grace knows what really happens behind closed doors The story is told from Grace’s POV both in the past and in the present At first the fact the events from the past happened only a year before the events from the preset seemed a little odd to me but as the story progressed I ended up liking this aspect I actually think it was pretty clever The story is not actually gory andor disturbingwell not very so prepare yourself “only” to be shocked As the story unfolds both in the past and in the present I anxiously waited for the other shoe to drop So yeah the story was intriguing Some scenes were full of tension some scenes will leave you with your mouth hanging open and some scenes will frustrate you like hell But you will be engrossed in the story regardless Since we’re talking about a thrillermystery of course the story was plot driven than character driven However I think Grace and also Jack were well portrayed characters Some of their characteristics were believable with their flaws they felt relatable in some way or another and they were also very engaging Grace was a likeable character for the most part but honestly at times she was so frustrating that I really wanted to throttle herThe writing was fantastic the pace of the story perfect for this kind of read and overall the story had a realistic vibe that made me think and almost gave me the chills Even if the story is about a married couple the story doesn’t have any romance which was fine by me The story ends exactly like I expected and I liked that In spite of that I have to say the ending felt a little rushed Everything was somehow too neat IMO I would have liked to know about some aspects in these characters’ lives and also the story to be longer Also IMO would have been better with psychological elementsI know I knowI’m greedy but it's what I would have preferred Overall a great intriguing thriller

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