Title: Behind Closed Doors
Author: B. A. Paris
Trigger Warnings: Mental and emotional abuse, some gore
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Synopsis from Amazon:
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace.
He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. Though, 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. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
I finished this book two days ago, and it's still in my head because it was such a "wow factor" book. Jack and Grace seem to have the perfect lives. Everyone with a mind knows there's no such thing as perfect. So why did only one person in this book pick up on the fact that something might be wrong with their relationship? If I see a relationship that is way too clingy, my instincts kick in and I automatically wonder if something is wrong or it they're just super in love. Thankfully it's always been the latter.
To say the least, this book made me extremely uncomfortable. I love books that can elicit that sort of emotion in me. The book jumps in between the past and the present that quickly builds up suspense in the most perfect, hand-wringing way. This is the sort of book that makes you say "I need more" and won't let you stop reading it until you've finished the very last line. By the time you get to the end of the book, you'll feel so mentally and emotionally drained you'll have to pick up a happy-go-lucky book just to feel some sort of happiness again.
DISCLAIMER: I received this copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions herein are of my own and are not swayed by any factors.