**The Million Copy Bestseller**
‘If you love The Girl on the Train read Behind Closed Doors’
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.
Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
PRAISE FOR BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
‘If you love The Girl on the Train read Behind Closed Doors.’
‘Twists our expectations of the entire psychological thriller genre’
‘The tension builds almost unbearably’
‘This outstanding debut novel will leave you breathless.’
‘This one is 2016’s answer to Gone Girl. ‘Nuff said.’
Women’s Health UK
‘It took me just an afternoon to read this book and by the end, my heart was pounding. If you like fast and frantic stories, you’ll love this.’
‘Brilliant, chilling, scary and unputdownable’
Lesley Pearse, bestselling author of Without a Trace
‘Behind Closed Doors is an intriguing, sharply gripping debut thriller’
’BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is both unsettling and addictive, as I raced through the pages to find out Grace’s fate. A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.’
Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl
About the author
B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown. Having sold over one million copies in the UK alone, she is a New York Times bestseller as well as a number one bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have sold in 37 territories around the world. Having lived in France for many years, she recently moved back to the UK. She has five daughters.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Like starting a fire, writing a page-turning thriller takes patience and skill. Author B. A. Paris has both in spades. Our heart skittered and raced as we tried to untangle the dark secrets at the heart of married couple Grace and Jack’s twisted relationship. As the story moved between past and present—revealing an ever-larger and more sinister gap between appearances and reality—we could barely imagine how Grace and her sister, Millie, would make it through.
Newlyweds Grace and Jack Angel seem to lead a perfect life in British author Paris's gripping debut, but appearances can be deceiving. In addition to being a handsome, successful attorney, Jack is also a sadistic psychopath, and the couple's picture-perfect Spring Eaton, England, home doubles as Grace's prison. Jack forced Grace to quit her job, refuses to allow her unsupervised contact with the outside world, and cruelly punishes her escape attempts. Grace would welcome death were it not for her 17-year-old sister, Millie, who intends to come live with them once she finishes school. Grace's life may be hell, but Jack has made it clear that Millie's in for far worse, so Grace must free herself in order to save her sister. Paris reveals the couple's past and present in alternating chapters, creating suspense regarding both their origin and their fate. Jack's mustache-twirling monologues occasionally sap the story of tension and believability, but Grace's terror is contagious, and Millie's impending peril creates a ticking clock that propels this claustrophobic cat-and-mouse tale toward its grisly, gratifying conclusion.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Unrealistic & a Underwhelming
I read this book as it had been suggested to me based on my previous reads. I cannot fathom how anybody could rate this book as a great crime novel. The storyline itself doesn’t go anywhere, the moments of suspense are seriously lacking and because the characters were underdeveloped (especially Jack) it was difficult to form any connection to them or the unrealistic storyline. Would not recommend to readers who have an interest in crime novels, or to many others either.
Brilliant and clever book, couldn’t put it down and I’ve read it twice!
Couldn't put it down. Great read!