Behind Closed Doors
You’re familiar with the story, woman meets the perfect man and marries him, finding out that he is not the person she thought he was. Behind Closed Doors takes this classic tale to a whole new level. Grace is a young woman who cares for her sister with Down’s Syndrome. She meets Jack, who is charming and shows kindness to her sister. They don’t date long before they are married and it is not until the day after the wedding that Grace discovers how evil humanity can be.
This was one of the best and terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read. The chapters alternate between the past and the present, beginning with the present. You can sense something is a bit off in the first chapter, but you aren’t quite sure what. Then each chapter brings you further in, to the point where you feel how Grace must feel. The desperation, the feeling that no one will believe you and yet still wanting to fight because someone you care deeply about will get hurt.
I could not put this book down. I had to know how the story ended. The author did an amazing job. It brought to mind the verse in Proverbs, “Charm is deceitful.” We must always be aware that people who appear to be perfect, most likely have secrets and that we don’t know what goes on Behind Closed Doors.
B. A. Paris
St. Martin's Press