Behind Closed Doors
by B.A. Paris
Summary: 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?
Source: I purchased a copy from a local thrift store
Behind Closed Doors started with an interesting premise and set up with the dinner party and the reader wondering about Grace. I loved the idea of wondering what happened behind closed doors and what could be wrong with Jack and Grace.
A lot of people raved about this book and, as a lover of thriller and suspense, I was super excited to find out the twists and backstory.
The more that was revealed, the more ridiculous the story got. This whole plot was so beyond over the top and not at all believable. I mean, I didn’t put the book down and I flew through the pages, so I will give the book credit for being addictive, but I wished it wasn’t so far fetched because half of me was just kind of like watching a train wreck trying to see how crazy this book could actually get.
I don’t think Jack would have revealed himself and his flaws to Grace so nonchalantly and actually have reasons for why he was a certain way based on his childhood. That part rubbed me the wrong way, even if I was buying the rest of the story like it could really happen. Only cheesy movie villains stop to tell their entire plan with reasons and justifications.
If you don’t take the book too seriously, it’s kind of crazy and fun to read, but if you’re expecting a legitimately good book or a thriller that actually makes you a little scared because it could happen to someone, I just don’t think this is it.