Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Paperback - 2017
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"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"--Back cover.
Published: New York :, St. Martin's Griffin,, 2017.
Edition: First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250132369
1250132363
Branch Call Number: F PAR
Characteristics: x, 341 pages ;,21 cm

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DBRL_ANNEG Mar 05, 2018

This psychological thriller is full of twists and turns. It's clear things may not be all they appear; readers will enjoy the journey towards figuring out just what is going on in this seemingly perfect marriage.

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DBRL_ANNEG Apr 24, 2017

This book is twisted, dark, and terrifying. It's also super compelling. Once I hit the halfway point I honestly couldn't put it down.

You do have to suspend your disbelief some--the ending came together a little too smoothly. But it didn't bother me that much. Sometimes you just want to get s... Read More »


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vcc
May 01, 2019

Not very skillfully written. I stopped reading around page 100 when the story got ridiculous.

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AnarS
Apr 20, 2019

Good read but not as chilling as anticipated.
Punishment instilled by Jack had not been severe enough to create anxieties. Although the culmination had been good and well thought off, Esther's involvement would have incurred challenge and enthusiasm.

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firefly5
Apr 14, 2019

I did not like this book very much, Very easy to skip pages, you don't miss much. Not recommended.

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Alyssa_RR
Mar 26, 2019

Talk about dark, twisted story. Plot was good- did not see the end come.

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Pisinga
Jan 14, 2019

This kind of topic is already quite fed up.

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weezie1
Sep 05, 2018

What a great story - but not for the women in this world that have to put up with the abuse a husband can give. hecked out on Wed Sept 9 2018

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Gulkh
Aug 26, 2018

A slow plodding book. I found Jack to be the least credible character. Nothing about him and his actions made sense other then the little blurb about his past. Also the whole book went in circles around Millie and Thailand. We are never told what it is that Jack 'does' in Thailand. Or why he is specifically so invested in Millie when he has Grace? Does Millie's mental health excite him? One can only guess. A very monotone book, i did not care for Grace's plight or her struggles. I found it bland and hard to read. Hard pass from me.

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vcurrah
Jul 20, 2018

I found this book very hard to read. It was a thriller but did not go far in thrilling me, rather it made me quite uncomfortable until the end. I found it to have very little plot until the last 60 pages. Not terrible, but won't be recommending.

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brickl
Jul 07, 2018

Wow what a great read. The book is creepy all the way through. I was worried how the story would end for the main character. I have to say it was so very satisfying.

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valeriaedwards
Jun 18, 2018

I didn’t like this selection at all. I didn’t care for the voice of the narrator, too pronounced of an English accent for listening to for so long of a time. Also, the story is violent, abusive, depressing. Not for me.

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RobertELPL Feb 20, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Jasobania
Apr 15, 2017

Interesting story line but somewhat predictable.

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