The friends of a seemingly perfect socialite couple begin to see cracks in the facade when they realize that the husband and wife are never apart and that there are bars on one of their upstairs windows. - (Baker & Taylor)
The friends of a seemingly perfect socialite couple begin to see cracks in the faðcade when they realize that the husband and wife are never apart and that there are bars on one of the couple's upstairs windows. - (Baker & Taylor)
"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 following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Herfriends call -- so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim? And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows? The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie??" -- - (Baker & Taylor)
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS!
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.
- (McMillan Palgrave
*Starred Review* The marriage of Grace Harrington and Jack Angel seemed perfect, except for what went on behind closed doors. They met in a park, when Grace took Millie, her 17-year-old Down's syndrome–afflicted sister, who was like a daughter to her, for an outing. When music from a band inspired Millie to stand up and dance alone, Jack got up to take Millie's hand and dance with her, charming Grace in the process. So when Jack—a movie-star-handsome London lawyer who had never lost a case on behalf of battered wives—proposed marriage, Grace accepted with delight, especially since he pledged to bring Millie to live with them once her institutional schooling ended the following year. But Grace's rapture ended on her wedding night. On their honeymoon trip to Thailand, Jack made clear his psychopathic plans, using Grace's deep love for Millie as leverage in concocting a scheme that seemed as foolproof as it was depraved to achieve his desired satisfaction. Debut-novelist Paris adroitly toggles between the recent past and the present in building the suspense of Grace's increasingly unbearable situation, as time becomes critical and her possible solutions narrow. This is one readers won't be able to put down.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Published earlier in the U.K., this has gotten rave reviews and topped the best-seller list, with movie rights sold. Expect similar success on this side of the Atlantic. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.