Advanced Reader’s Copy Book Review: Behind Closed Doors

This title was released in August, 2016… Needless to say, I’m a bit behind on my reviews, but I promise, I’m catching up little by little — so, here we go!

How can I say this? I. AM. DISTURBED. I am troubled, distressed, and unsettled. The problem is that I don’t know if my unrest comes more from the book itself or from the fact that I eventually enjoyed a book with a character that is so demented. 

Just as I expressed in my review for Someday Birds, I was pleased that this author also included a character living with a disability (in this case, Down Syndrome.) On the other hand, I hated the purpose of the character. 

I found myself silently yelling at the main characters throughout the novel — one for what they were doing, and the other for they were constantly failing to do, however, I felt that all was finally brought together satisfactorily.

Behind Closed Doors is quite difficult to review because of the twists in the story — one word too many, and the spoilers could come tumbling. I will say however, that contrary to many comparisons, Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train it is not. What it is is a disquieting and sometimes vexing tale with a few unbelievably unrealistic elements that you will probably come to ultimately overlook and even enjoy. 

This arrival at undeniable pleasure will more likely than not leave you… well… Disturbed. Troubled. Distressed. Unsettled.

From the cover:

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

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…. 

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

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