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Perfection is only on the outside. My mom told me that many years ago when I was doing the normal child thing of being jealous of other people’s lives. She told me that I have no idea what is going on behind closed doors. And that is the title of a book I was recently sent to review from SheSpeaks. Behind Closed Doors is a story about the perfect marriage. Or so you think. Grace and Jack are always together and they have a lovely house, a lovely marriage, and they seem to be the sort of couple that everyone aspires to be. But why does Jack answer the phone? Why is Grace never out of his presence? Things are almost too perfect. But well respected attorney Jack always has the right words to say.
I cant say I would have picked this book up at the library if I saw it on the shelf. The cover is unassuming but intriguing. I have long been a fan of stories that jump from present to past. I love the comparisons between the charters’s emotions from the beginning to the end. And Grace most certainly changes. She falls in love with Jack immediately because he charmed her by being so nice to her sister Millie who has Down Syndrome. She was used to people in her life dismissing Millie like her parents so it was a nice change and he was very handsome. She believed he was way out of her league. Even in the first twenty pages I could feel the tension in Grace as she says all the right words at all the right times. It reminded me of the #maybehedoesnthityou hashtag. I could see he was controlling her which is nice irony since he was famous for taking domestic abuse cases and always winning.
Then it just gets worse for Grace and dark. It was creepy but page turning. I couldn’t stop reading. I even brought it to orientation. I do not like to give spoilers in my reviews but I will say that I read hungrily until the very last word. I was on the edge of my seat until the last page. I love that. I like being surprised. I like not knowing but sort of hoping. I found myself wishing for a quick resolution but at the same time I wanted the suspense to continue. It was a very good read that I highly recommend.
Here’s what others are saying about the book:
- “2016’s Answer to Gone Girl.” – Women’s Health
- “If you like fast and frantic stories, you’ll love this” – The Sun
- “What amazing evil. Makes GONE GIRL seem like a fairy tale” – Jackie Willey, Fiction Addiction
- “An intense tale that makes us wish for revenge and payback. Wow!” – Stephanie Crowe, Page & Palette
- “A wonderfully horrifying book! Riveting, the most terrifying character ever!” – Susan Wasson, Bookworks
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