Book Review: Behind Closed Doors

Laney Estel

Behind Closed Doors


BOOK: Behind Closed Doors

AUTHOR: B.A. Paris



I recently learned about B.A. Paris in a book group I was in and decided to get this book on audio from the library. And let me tell you, IT IS CHILLING. The story follows Grace and Jack, a perfect example of a doting married couple. Or are they?


The story is told jumping from the past to the present, dropping little nuggets of information to unravel the mystery. As you get further in the story, you start to realize just how twisted the relationship really is. And then you wonder “Why doesn’t Grace leave?” 


I have heard that this book will be a movie and I am very excited about this. I wanted to discuss this book with other people but haven’t found anyone else. My only complaint about this book is the ending. I was generally satisfied with the outcome but there is a conversation at the end that I felt was a little less ironed out as it should be. I think it really left me wanting more.

I can’t wait to read The Dilemma, which I recently got approved to read also.


Short Synopsis :

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.

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