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. Her friends callso 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?...
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Behind Closed Doors Reviews
Oh, the Russian roulette of having blind faith in a complete stranger’s book recommendation!
“Oh, you’ll love this,” gushed a crocodile-skinned English lady at my Thai resort hotel. “It’s partly set in Thailand and it’s a real page-turner.”
There followed one of the most ridiculous reads I’ve ever had the misfortune to experience. I’m completely baffled by all the five-star reviews for this one-dimensional yawnfest and the contrived storyline has to rank as one of the most implausible of all time. ...more
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My 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’s. That all changed, however, when she met
George ClooneyJ ...more
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 secrets almost immediately - in fact, most of you proba ...more
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 when I think he can’t get any worse, he outdoes hims ...more
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 was going on, all I could see was kill him! NOW! ...more
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 asking her a series of questions about her life and her relatio ...more
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 very minor spoilers***
"The perfect marriage or the perfect lie?"
The story alt ...more
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 psychological suspense, really. this is a straight-up thril ...more