Rating: 5/5 stars
Why did I wait so long to read this book?
The million dollar question. I was definitely missing out.
Behind Closed Doors begins with a dinner party. Jack and Grace appear to have a perfect life together, a perfect home. But even as you’re reading you realize something isn’t quite right. The timed visits to the kitchen, Grace’s dialogue seems to be scripted and although Diane, a friend of the couple, is eating out of the palm of Jack’s hand, a woman who is new in town isn’t buying it. You would think her persistent questioning would stop Grace in her tracks, but a simple detour in the conversation and the night flies by without a hitch.
As the chapters flew by, I came to the realization that Jack was so committed to this persona he’s created that it would be highly unlikely for Grace to ever break free from him. Jack’s disturbing, evil and has a knack for playing games with Grace’s mind.
He’s always one step ahead of her.
There were no surprises, really. From the first few chapters I knew what Jack was capable of, but I couldn’t stop reading because I could taste the revenge on my tongue. I knew that eventually, whether it be years or a few months, Grace would find a way to rid herself of him. You’ll have to read it yourself to find out if she’s successful.
There wasn’t a dull moment. Not once did I feel like skimming parts to get ahead. I read this book in one day, unable to put it down.
Quite possibly the best thriller I’ve read in a long time.