Published by MIRA on August 8, 2016
The 2016 debut bloggers can't stop raving about. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Ice Twins
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 realise 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.
Incredible praise is pouring in for BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris…
The most shocking new psychological thriller you’ll read this year!
LITHUB names Behind Closed Doors one of 18 Books You Should Read This August
“[Previous to reading] I knew nothing about book or author. And reader, it was really freaking creepy. And really good. Until the end, which was an honest gasp and imaginary pearl clutching moment. Yes, that good. Reader, if you want to read the thriller that enthralled even this jaded soul, pick up Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris. And throw in Alex Marwood’s excellent The Darkest Secret while you are at it. Then draw the blinds and turn off your phone because you will not want any interruptions.”
“Debut-novelist Paris adroitly toggles between the recent past and the present in building the suspense of Grace’s increasingly unbearable situation, as time becomes critical and her possible solutions narrow. This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —BOOKLIST, Starred Review!
“Newlyweds Grace and Jack Angel seem to lead a perfect life in British author Paris’s gripping debut, but appearances can be deceiving…Grace’s terror is contagious, and Millie’s impending peril creates a ticking clock that propels this claustrophobic cat-and-mouse tale toward its grisly, gratifying conclusion.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Rave Review!
“Perfect for fans of Girl on the Train!” — POPSUGAR
“A frighteningly cool portrait of a serious sadist, Behind Closed Doors is a gripping, claustrophobia-inducing thriller…Read at the risk of running from every handsome British lawyer who crosses your path.” — ROMANTIC TIMES, Rave Review!
“The writing was incredible, and the pace is quick, offering up too many chills to count…Behind Closed Doors screams: Stay single!” — SUSPENSE MAGAZINE, Incredible review!
BUSTLE calls Behind Closed Doors one of 10 New Thrillers to Read this Summer
“This debut is guaranteed to haunt you — especially if you’re about to tie the knot. Jack and Grace, the couple at the center of this totally enthralling novel, are so clearly not what they seem you’ll have no choice but to read and read and read until their darkest secrets are revealed. Warning: brace yourself.”
“In B.A. Paris’s hair-raising debut, a woman falls in love with a psychopath, only realizing his true nature when she’s hidden from the world and suffering unthinkable horrors at the hands of a seemingly perfect man. Behind Closed Doors is both unsettling and addictive, as I raced through the pages to find out Grace’s fate. A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.”
—Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl