Publication date: February 11, 2016
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?
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris is the third book i have ever read at the first person. At the beginning I was a little bit unsure about how good this book will be, but the writer did a good job in capturing my attention.
Most of the people would day that this is the next Gone Girl, or the response to it, or maybe the continue of Gone Girl, but to be honest I do not think that. It is a book from the same category with Gone Girl, but is so much more than it. If in Gone Girl, you have the hunt to find out the truth, in Behind Closed Doors, you have the hunt for surviving. You know who is the bad guy even from the beginning.
I will be a spoiler now, but in this book, Grace tells us how she met her husband, Jack Angel and how her life has changed ever since. How he chose to make her his prisoner and destroy her psychically only for his own pleasure. She struggle to survive and to find a way of escape until the beginning of the summer, where her sister, Millie is due to come and live with them. Jack has the perfect plan of making her and her sister to disappear, so Grace must to find a plan as soon as possible.
Somehow this book made me remember about Before I go To Sleep by S.J. Watson, maybe because both books are about surviving.
Characters are well written, well contouring, with strong personal beliefs. Grace must accept that the man who married her is not who he pretend to be, that he is a psychopath who will torture her and Millie, her sister who has Down Syndrome. The fact that she never really stop finding a way out of the horror house in which she was trapped, showed how strong she is.
The moment in which Millie gives to Grace the sleeping pills so she could kill Jack, showed that the persons who have Down Syndrome could think clearly and independently.
Jack’s character is the ordinary psychopath, without feelings or emotions for the others, who could be two persons at the same time; the perfect man, the perfect husband and the man who would do anything for his own pleasure, even to kill.
I totally recommend this book. Once you will start reading it, you won’t be able to let it go of your hand until you will finish it.
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