Behind Closed Doors
by B.A. Paris
This debut psychological thriller by B.A Paris was dark and depressing, but the underlying story of the novel which alternates between the past and present is intense. Grace and Jack are the perfect couple. Jack is handsome and is a successful attorney and he loves Grace’s sister, Millie, who has Downs Syndrome. Grace is the perfect homemaker, gardener and together they are charming and witty in their gorgeous home. Grace and Jack are also the guardians of Millie who is going to come live with them when she turns 18. They quickly wed within three months’ time and after their honeymoon they become inseparable. Grace is never without Jack. Some might wonder. Why is she so thin? Why do their windows have high security metal shutters? Paris ensures compulsive page-turning until each character is unveiled, ending in a satisfying reveal. This book stirred some deep emotions in me and long after finishing the book, I found myself wondering how I would handled things if I was in Grace’s shoes.
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