Friday, July 21, 2017

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris


                                                            Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
                                                                                   

Behind Closed Doors was truly a captivating novel. It hooks you from the start and doesn’t let go. It leaves you speechless. B. A. Paris once again wrote a novel that made me stay up late at night to read! It is a very well-written mystery thriller with lots of twists and turns that make it all the more exciting and it honestly messes with your mind, as it's quite horrifying! The book is written in such a way that the chapters switch between the past and present of the married couple’s relationship, and it flows quite nicely. I honestly don’t know how to write a summary for this novel without spoiling it, but nevertheless, I’ll give it a go. 

The story begins at a dinner party hosted by Jack, a successful lawyer who has never lost a case and his wife, Grace, who is a stunning, gentle home-maker. To the outside world, they have the perfect life as they live in a beautiful house and they go on vacation often, and it also seems as though they have the perfect marriage, but looks can be deceiving, as we all know. Why are Jack and Grace inseparable? Why does Grace not have her own cellphone? Why does she not have a job, even though she is a very intelligent woman? 

I found that I did not have to read between the lines to understand what was going on in the book because everything was black and white, or in other words, it was unambiguous. However, this led me to believe that some parts of the book lacked depth, and I kind of wished that there was more to the conclusion of the book, which was my only issue with this novel.

Other than that, I had high expectations for this book after reading The Breakdown by B. A. Paris, and I’m happy to say that my expectations were met! Great novel, by a very talented writer! I know my review is rather short for this one, but honestly, all I can say is that if you’re into psychological thrillers, this one is for you! Let me know if you end up reading this one or if you have already read it! 

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27 comments:

  1. OMG you're such a fast reader! You need to lend me this book, seems so interesting!!!!

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  2. Do you review clean books or any book? I'm only asking because when I read a book, I don't want any hidden surprises. :)

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    1. Hi!!! I'm not sure what you mean by clean books! Could you elaborate? 😀 Thanks so much!

      - El

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    2. By clean I mean mild to no swear words, no explicit scenes of love. Smut is what I call it. I just prefer books I read to not have certain things in them. (Drugs, alcohol, unless these are being used to show the consequences of such items.)

      Sorry for the confusion. :D

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    3. I gotcha! Thanks so much for the clarification!

      I honestly choose to read a book based on its description, and other people's reviews of it. So I would say that I review any book! If you're interested in a certain book that I review, please leave a comment on my review of it and I'll let you know if it's a clean one! Behind Closed Doors is not exactly clean! Hope that helps!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      - El

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    4. Okay, thank you! I appreciate it. If I ever see a book that sounds interesting, I'll ask.

      God bless you! :)

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    5. Aw, no problem and thank you so much! :)

      - El

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  3. I was just scrolling around and naturally reading your review but then the book summary you tried to describe kind of tickled my interests. Haha! I like psychological thrillers so am adding this book in my TBR; might as well follow the author once I got the chance to read this book.

    By the way, I am running a giveaway over my blog with an added challenge. Hope you come over and join! Here's the link: https://woahbam.com/woah-bams-reading-challenge-2017/

    Thanks and happy reading.

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    1. That sounds awesome! Also, I will most definitely check out your giveaway / challenge!

      - El

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  4. I've seriously never heard of this author until this review and the last one, I need to check B. A. Paris out...

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    1. Please do! :) Hope you enjoy the books as much as I did.

      - El

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  5. I really liked this one but totally agree about the end, I would have much preferred more closure. Have you read The Breakdown? xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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    1. Yes I did read The Breakdown! Check out my review for it here: https://elsbookreviews.blogspot.ca/2017/07/the-breakdown-by-b-paris-netgalley.html ! :)

      - El

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  6. That's a shame about it being black-and-white. I love a good mystery that keeps me second-guessing myself. Great review!!

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  7. Interesting review, El! I enjoy certain psychological thrillers myself. Have you ever tried any Ted Dekker novels? He's got some pretty mind-bending thrillers! (Thr3e is one of his most popular, if you're curious. Seriously amazing plot twist.)

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    1. (Thanks for stopping by Adventure Awaits, by the way! :))

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    2. Thank you! I will most definitely check out that book and author!

      - El

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  8. I am really into mysteries now, so this one might be a good one for me. Glad you liked it so much. Though too bad there wasn't a bit more depth.

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    1. You should definitely read this one! Or even The Breakdown by B. A. Paris! Check out my review for that one here: https://elsbookreviews.blogspot.ca/2017/07/the-breakdown-by-b-paris-netgalley.html

      I'm sure you'll like that one as well!

      - El

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  9. I tried to read this one but it was a little slow for me so I put it down. Great to see you enjoyed it :)

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    1. Aw, really? Which book are you currently reading?

      - El

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  10. I always think that psychological thrillers are hard to review. You just don't want to spoil it at all. I think you did a perfect job of getting me to want to read it and no spoilage! :D I do think I need to check out this author's book list.

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  11. I'm not really a thriller/mystery reader but I just asked for rec's for the genre on my blog the other day so I'm going through your reviews since you have so many reviews!

    For What It's Worth

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    1. Awesome ^.^ I'll head over to your blog and write a comment on that post!

      - El

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