Behind Closed Doors

by B.A. Paris
 Psychological Thriller: A chilling psychological thriller that delves into the secrets hidden behind seemingly perfect lives. It's a journey that will leave you questioning the true nature of trust, appearances, and the sinister forces that can lurk behind closed doors. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris #thriller, #bookclub, #womensfiction, #reading, #BooksToRead, #bookclub, #reading, #books, #behindcloseddoors, #baparis

Book Review

(by- Linda )

ehind Closed Doors" by B. A. Paris is a gripping and unsettling psychological thriller that will keep you hooked until the very last page. The story revolves around the seemingly perfect couple, Jack and Grace, whose marriage hides a terrifying secret.

Paris skillfully crafts a tale of manipulation and control, exploring the depths of human depravity with a relentless and tense narrative.

The characters are well-developed, and the pacing is impeccable, making it nearly impossible to put the book down. "Behind Closed Doors" is a must-read for fans of dark and twisted psychological suspense.

Book Summary


The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

"A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night." -Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

"This is one readers won't be able to put down." -Booklist (starred review)

"A can't-put-down psychological thriller." -Library Journal (starred review)

"This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself." -Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

"The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver." -The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

"This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read." -San Francisco Book Review

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You'd like to get to know Grace better.

But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn't work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what's really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

From bestselling author B.A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

Discussion Questions

1. How did the author's portrayal of Jack and Grace's relationship affect your reading experience? Did it challenge any preconceived notions you may have had about abusive relationships?

2. What role does suspense play in the narrative? How does the author build and maintain tension throughout the story?

3. The novel alternates between past and present timelines. How does this structure enhance your understanding of the characters and their motivations?

4. Discuss the character of Millie. How does her presence impact the story, and what does she represent symbolically?

5. Behind Closed Doors explores the theme of appearances versus reality. How does the author challenge our perception of what seems "normal" or "ideal" in relationships and in society?

6. Grace's sister, Millie, plays a significant role in the story. How does their bond influence the choices and actions of both characters?

7. The novel raises questions about the limits of human endurance and the power of resilience. Discuss the ways in which Grace attempts to maintain her strength and sanity in the face of unimaginable circumstances.

8. Behind Closed Doors presents a morally complex situation where characters are forced to make difficult choices. How do these choices shape the overall narrative, and what do they reveal about the characters' values and motivations?

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