Behind Closed Doors - Review

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Synopsis:

 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.


I loved this book!

It was just what I needed to get out of my reading slump, and really what motivated me to start writing reviews, again. You might have noticed my blog has been pretty quiet for the past few years. 

Right away I felt a weird vibe from the couple, the husband mainly. Plus from the synopsis it was clear that there was something fishy going on. No one’s life is THAT perfect, and we can clearly see that Grace is not so perfect on the inside, as much as she tries to portray the perfect facade on the outside.

But why? We learn pretty quickly how she was TRICKED into this marriage, how awful her life actually is and how she deals with a psycho of a husband on a daily basis. 

He is in control of all her actions, and I mean all.

This dude is crazy and will do everything in his power to control her, till he get what or WHO he wants.

This was a tense read, I couldn’t put it down, I just had to find out what Grace would do to escape Jacks prison. Mainly picturing myself in the situation and what I would do to try and save myself. Also, damn, these kinds of psychos actually do exist, that is the scariest part of all.

Now here is the weird part, Grace walked right into Jacks trap. How? By choosing him. At one point in the story he gives her a choice, and even with past experiences and doubts, she chooses him instead of her family. I don’t know about true love, but if I had doubts I wouldn’t do what she did.

I loved how it jumped from past to present. It was easier than reading a 900 page book that takes you from beginning to end. This was a quick read and you still got the full picture. Although I wish the author would have put in a bit more back story about both of the characters. They don’t go very deep and I would just like to see a little more, find out a bit more about their personalities and tendencies. 

Think of a Lifetime movie with a good twist.

Although you can sort of tell what will happen at the end, actually finding out is great too, because you don't know exactly how it will happen.

 

Here's what I didn't like:

I don’t understand Grace’s parents at all, they seem selfish and the just don’t love their other daughter. 

The husband is just a psychopath, no need to say more. I wanted him to DIE DIE DIE.

How did Grace fall in love with Jack so quickly, or did it just seem like it was love at first sight and overnight. It just seemed a little too quick for me.