Jack and Grace seem to be the perfect couple and have it
all. Jack is a very successful attorney who specializes in
battered women cases and he has never lost a single case in
the courtroom. Grace has a younger sister with special needs
that she has resigned herself to taking care of since her
parents did not want her born anyway. So even though she is
a lovely woman and has a decent career as a fruit buyer for
Harrod's in London, she has resigned herself to being single
all her life because men seem to run the other way when they
meet her little sister, Millie.
Then, one day, at a lovely park that Grace takes Millie to
often, she meets Jack. He is a very handsome man and quite
charming. He literally swept her off her feet and, even
better, he seems to love Millie, too. Within six months of
meeting, they are walking down the aisle and saying "I do."
They go to Thailand for a promised fantastic honeymoon.
Grace is so thrilled with the beauty surrounding her that
she is totally blindsided when her new husband suddenly
turns from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. He makes it clear on the
second day of their honeymoon what their marriage is
actually going to be like; and it is not anything good. In
fact, it is a nightmare that has now become Grace's life.
Soon, it becomes clear that once Millie turns 18, she will
be moving into their huge, beautiful home and will become
Jack's new victim. Grace cannot let her cherished little
sister be subjected to the treatment that Jack has used on
her. She has to find a way out at any costs.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is a compelling, nerve wracking, and
downright scary book. The reason behind that is that the
plot is something that could actually happen, and probably
has happened many times in the real world. Grace is a very
special heroine and I loved her spunk and cleverness at
handling her situation.
If you like your books with tightly wound suspense, BEHIND
CLOSED DOORS is definitely one for you. I could totally see
this becoming a movie because the characters are so three
dimensional that you can visualize yourself talking to them
and interacting with them. It is also something that you
will be able to completely lose yourself in once you have
read the first page.
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks
and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want
to like them, but you do.
You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult,
because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.
Some 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 windows.
From author B. A. Paris comes a thriller and international
phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.