Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors

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 followi...

Details Behind Closed Doors

TitleBehind Closed Doors
Release DateAug 9th, 2016
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
Number of pages351 pages
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Audiobook, Adult, Crime, Adult Fiction

Reviews Behind Closed Doors

  • Emily May
    3 1/2 stars. Okay, listen up. This book is not the next Gone Girl. Don't let anyone tell you that. It just isn't. It's not that kind of twisty, secretive book at all. It's the kind of fast-paced, pulpy read that plays with your emotions without ever making you think too hard. But, so help me, I could not put it down.karen nailed it when she described this book as being fuelled by its action, not its suspense. The story actually gives up its secre...
  • Deanna
    I finished this book late last night and I still can't stop thinking about it. I have been wanting to read Behind Closed Doors for quite some time. When it was available on NetGalley I requested it right away but unfortunately was denied. I think that just made me want it more!So when I finally got my hands on it I just had to put everything else aside and start reading. And I was pulled in right away. ***Possibly some minor spoilers but I honest...
  • karen
    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best mystery/thriller AND debut author categories 2016! women's health calls this book "2016's ANSWER TO GONE GIRL"dear women's health - please leave the readers' advisory work to trained professionals and stick to telling us how much water we should be drinking. for our vaginas.this is nothing like Gone Girl. it's nothing like The Girl on the Train. i'm not even sure this can be classified as psycholog...
  • Lola Reviewer
    Behind Closed Doors is terribly frightening.Especially since it’s not far-fetched. It’s realistic in a scary, can’t-fall-in-love-blindly-anymore and I-need-to-scrutinize-my-boyfriend kind of way.It’s terrifying because it’s a story that could happen to anyone. Even the most vigilant of human beings can be duped by a genuine smile and gentlemanly gestures.I stayed up all night to finish this book, which shows how determined I was to see ...
  • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
    4 Stars!! "‘Fear,’ he whispered. ‘There is nothing quite like it. I love how it looks, I love how it feels, I love how it smells. And I especially love the sound of it.’ I felt his tongue on my cheek. ‘I even love the taste of it.’" Before starting this one keep in mind that appearances can be deceiving. “Behind Closed Doors” is a gripping, thought-provoking thriller with some psychological and mystery elements that will keep yo...
  • Kristin (KC)
    *4 stars* (Because 3.98 sounds too olympic-figure-skating-judgey)Sorry you had to take all that heat, George Clooney…If you can dig deep and find it in you to curb your need for concrete common sense and logic for the sake of some truly fun fiction, then you, my friend, are the perfect prospect for Behind Closed Doors . Because this is the second book by B.A. Paris that I could not put down. Sure, I had to battle a few nagging concerns while I...
  • Candace
    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.comWhew! This was certainly one creepy and screwed up story. I expected it to be really messed up, but not in quite the way that it was. A pervasive sense of uneasiness stayed with me the entire time that I was reading this book. Creepy...Very creepy.The book opens with a dinner party at Jack and Grace's home. Jack is a successful attorney, well-known for advocating for battered women. Grace is ...
  • Jules
    Behind Closed Doors will capture your mind and keep your heart prisoner until the very last page!I finished Behind Closed Doors about half an hour ago, and my heart still feels like it’s racing, probably not helped by me forgetting to breathe throughout the majority of the book. I found myself wishing I could read faster, just so I had a chance to catch my breath. Make sure you read this with a glass of wine or a box of chocolates, as they may ...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    I've been dying to read this book every since I first saw the blurb about it. I knew it wasn't going to be pretty and I have an un-holy attraction to books about psychos. I don't want to give up too much of the book because the biggest draw for it is the twisty parts of it. Grace has not had too much luck with men. She has a younger sister Millie who has Down's syndrome, and most men kind of back off once they realize that Grace is Millie's prim...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    UPDATE: 11-3-16 $2.99 on kindle. Not sure for how long!My initial reaction during the beginning of this book was, "What The Hell Is Going On." I knew it wasn't good and I had an idea but ideas are never totally what your thinking. Jack Angel is a lawyer and his wife Grace used to be a lot of things but she's not any more. Oh, she's the perfect hostess when people are allowed to come over, but things are never what they seem. When I found out what...
  • Jennifer Masterson
    I know a lot of you guys loved this book, but it turned out to be just meh for me. It had it's moments and kept me up late last night, but I had a hard time suspending disbelief with this one. I don't know why.I listened to the audio version. The audio is good. It's short and only about 8 hours. The narrator does a good job, but the book translated into a Lifetime Movie via audio for me. It might be better to read a hardcopy of it.Thank you to Li...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: first warning should have been . . . “The 2016 debut bloggers can't stop raving about. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train.” By the time I was finished, there was only one thing that was going to cure my misery . . . WARNING: SPOILERS BECAUSE I DON’T GIVE ONE GOOD GODDANG ‘BOUT THIS ONE.Grace was a big muckity muck – living a jet set lifestyle as a buyer for Harrod...
  • Linda O'Donnell
    I received a copy of Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris from NetGalley for an honest review. My thanks to NetGalley, St. Martin's Press, and to B.A. Paris for the opportunity."Gaslighting". Flip the switch. Move over Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman. This one is lit up and burning bright.Jack and Grace Angel appear to be in love and so taken with one another. A dinner party showcases Grace's extraordinary culinary fete and highlights Jack's lavish...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    I have voted in 2 categories for this book in the 2016 Goodreads awards and with good reason!You know that couple that looks SO perfect for each other?The ones that click together in every way when you see them and you feel a jealous twang that you don't have the same thing? Sometimes what you see on the outside can be very deceptive, never ever judge a book by it's cover, always read the fine print in the middle. Behind Closed Doors is a chillin...
  • Debbie
    5 oh oh oh stars!Holy moly what a ride!! I HAD to find out what happened, so seriously, I stayed in bed until NOON, with no thoughts of family, friends, or world chaos. Dry eye made the words blurry, but who cares? And food? Is that really necessary? My only necessity was finding out how this story turned out, to get me out of the claustrophobic terror created by a holy-shit psychopath. It was some tense! This guy Jack is one sick psycho. Just wh...
  • Stephanie
    5 star psychological thriller that's hard to put down!Kudos to B.A. Paris on an excellent début novel! This story had my heart pounding as it unfolded -- and it was terrifying at points! I read this in one day (would say one sitting, but I came up for air a couple of times).The story is told from the point of view of Grace - who has been married to Jack for almost 18 months. The timeline flips from past to present throughout the story -- which...
  • Dem
    2.5 Stars An page turning debut novel but a ridiculously flawed conclusion. There seems to be a great deal of new releases on the best sellers lists for psychological-thriller style novels about relationships between married couples and they all seem to be readable but quite mediocre and this was among one of three that I downloaded that has fantastic reviews but failed to deliver a satisfying and credible ending. Everyone knows a couple like Jac...
  • Melissa
    3.5 starsI’m not sure if my expectations were hijacked by the hype or if some of the other thrillers/suspense novels I’ve read this year have set the bar really high, but either way, this didn’t exactly work for me. I’m not saying it was awful or poorly written, it just wasn’t anything I would consider special. It didn’t wow me.For about the first 100 pages, I was all in. Sitting on the edge of my seat, excited to see how things were ...
  • Elyse
    SPOILERS --- SPOILERS ---- SPOILERS ----SPOILER!!!!! *Diving into the spoiler >>>> "Molly could only have been dead a few days at the most, because her body hadn't started to decompose. Jack had been very clever in that respect; he had left her some water, but not quite enough to last her two weeks until we got home. The shock of finding her dead was terrible. The look of malevolent anticipation on Jack's face as he opened the door to the utility...
  • Carol
    3.5 Stars. This guy is SICK!The perfectly plotted lie from movie-star handsome and brilliant lawyer Jack Angel turns Grace's day-to-day life upside down. Disbelief, shock and panic turn her honeymoon to Thailand into a living hell, but its what happens upon their return home that awakened my hatred for this sicko wishing him a long and painful death. "It was then that I didn't only vow to kill Jack, but to make him suffer as he had made Molly suf...
  • Wendy Darling
    Enjoyable, even though the psychological pathology and methodology really don't make any sense. But it's written in a way that keeps the pages turning, even if the plotting and details are a bit loose and the characterization not hugely complex. I'm a little surprised to see this described as "terrifying" and other such adjectives, though. Maybe I've been too hardened by other thrillers and life to find it that exciting. But I liked the book over...
  • Mandy Crider
    HOLY MACARONI! 4.5 stars! This book, seriously... I was emotionally gripped from page one. I think I could have read it in one sitting but unfortunately, life got in the way of that. It was quite hard to put this book down. I thoroughly enjoyed the back and forth of the way the story went. The author set this story up perfectly and I felt as if I could see it playing out in my mind. THIS SO NEEDS TO BE A MOVIE! It was emotionally gripping and I f...
  • Andrew Smith
    The book opens at a dinner party, held at Jack and Grace’s ‘perfect’ house. Jack is a successful lawyer, Grace an ex-buyer for the upmarket Harrods store, in London. The meal has been brilliantly prepared by Grace, though it’s clear she had to expend much more energy than she’d wanted to deliver to Jack’s expected standard. One of the guests is a new acquaintance of Jack’s and his wife is making slightly bitchy comments to Grace and...
  • Luffy
    Jack and Grace Angel seem like the perfect couple. They give the best receptions, but this marital bliss is only skin deep. They are less beauty and the beast and more like Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. I'm merely kidding...I think so, at least.Grace is unhappy in her life, which is hell. Her sister has Down's Syndrome, and comes to live with the couple. Things start to happen. I thought the writing was slick and I wanted to read - and did read - it...
  • Jennifer
    "The key turns in the lock. The door opens and he stands in the doorway, my handsome, psychopathic husband." We've all heard a statement similar to 'you never know what happens behind closed doors' and unfortunately we've also all encountered an individual or two that we've thought it about. Author B.A. Paris used this as inspiration in her first attempt at writing and Behind Closed Doors was born. This dark psychological drama is pretty intense...
  • Sue1958
    OMG I have read some fantastic books so far this year. This year I have a feeling is going to be awesome. I finished last year on a high and this year has started on a high for just awesomeness in book material. Jack & Grace They seem the most perfect of couples. Surely you have experienced it. The typically "forever happy, never row, never have a cross word, smiley at each other, gooey eyed seemingly perfect couple".Do you get envious? Or do...
  • Maureen
    * 4.5 Stars*Jack and Grace have the perfect marriage, right? Well, scratch the veneer a little, and there's something really evil lurking beneath.Grace is something of a trophy wife for Jack. And as for Jack, I can't really say HOW I feel about him. No, I really CAN'T say how I feel about him, because it would set me off on a rant, and I'd probably give the whole darn plot away! Let's just say that you wouldn't want to be married to him - no way....
  • Gary
    I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel by B.A.Paris and would recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers. The novel is told alternating from past to present and builds up the tension page by page. Jack and Grace have the perfect life and the perfect marriage. Jack is a successful attorney who specialises in cases that involve physically abused women and Grace a professional who gave up her excellent job when she married Jack. Jack who at firs...
  • Lisa
    OMG OMG OMG i just loved Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris the moment i started reading this i knew it was to good to be true i immediately felt the fear in Graces eyes when Jack was around but i read on & Kapow here it comes.Jack & Grace had it all a perfect marriage Grace was the perfect wife a great cook & Millie Graces sister who has Downs Syndrome everything was perfect on the outside but when Jack finally showed his true colours on their ho...
  • Arah-Lynda
    There is so much hype surrounding this novel that it became a foregone conclusion that I would have to read it as well.  Perhaps what sets this one apart from many other psychological thrillers is that the author does not rely on gratuitous violence to either advance the plot or put the reader on edge.  That is not to say that the fear is not real, because it is, very much so.  Here though the source of this fear lay more in psychological mani...