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Behind Closed Doors Audiobook

Behind Closed Doors

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Publisher's Summary

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestselling debut psychological thriller you can't miss!

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

"A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...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

"This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself." —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

"The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver." —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

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.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

©2016 B. A. Paris (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive.... A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night." (Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of The Good Girl)

"This outstanding debut novel will leave you breathless." (Bella)

"Brilliant, chilling, scary and unputdownable." (Lesley Pearse, best-selling author of Without a Trace)

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    Andre M. Gorelkin New York, NY United States 09-04-16
    Andre M. Gorelkin New York, NY United States 09-04-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Slow start but a gripping experience"

    I highly recommend this book for fans of psychological thrillers. I would warn that it is a frightening story, and while not frankly violent, there is some upsetting content regarding abuse.
    I'd also suggest that the listener needs to be patient for the story to get off the ground. In my opinion, the author spent far too much time laying groundwork when the issues are pretty obvious for anyone with the least bit of skeptical disbelief of 'perfect' appearing existences.
    This book straddles the horror genre as well- I've just finished and find myself with an ongoing sense of dread and fear that built as I listened. For anyone who says that this 'could not happen'- think again. And

    95 of 96 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 08-15-16
    Ann 08-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow"

    Wow...I've listened to MANY audio books and never felt the need to write a review after I was done. But this book definitely deserves recognition! I could not stop listening!!! It was intense, nail biting...all the way till the very end. The details were so well written that I actually felt like I was living in the moment of the story. I could not stop listening. At first I thought ok, this will be just a regular suspense story...starting of with the details of each character. But within 2 hours into it, I was hooked! Written VERY WELL, narrated VERY WELL!

    184 of 197 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan Howard 09-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very enjoyable psychological thriller"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this! Stressed me out and enraged me but in a good way. you will b rooting for the main character. I couldn't stop listening to it. my fave book I've listened to in a long time! Gonna tell everyone I know to read or listen to it so that it will b made into a movie!

    56 of 60 people found this review helpful
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    Shari WHITTIER, CA, United States 10-11-16
    Shari WHITTIER, CA, United States 10-11-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Real waste of time"
    Would you try another book from B. A. Paris and/or Georgia Maguire?

    Narrator was given material that was overhyped and success was based on the success of other popular books,


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Some other category other than psychological thriller until Audible and Amazon sort out heir definitions.


    What aspect of Georgia Maguire’s performance would you have changed?

    Give her better material - this was for the fifty shades crowd.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Felt robbed of an audible credit and like I learned a lesson on that one.


    Any additional comments?

    Really dismayed by the other reviewers here. Need to find some reviewers that have similar taste.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Sue 10-04-16
    Tammy Sue 10-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The more I listened, the more I got annoyed"

    It was a great story at first. But the more I listened, the more I got annoyed with the main character being such a wimp and twit. I could tell it was going to all work out in the end, and I just got weary waiting for it to get there.

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    Amazon Customer 08-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth a Credit"

    The end of this story is worth the read/listen. I did have some issues with behavior of a woman who was intelligent, well traveled for her job and living an independent life before she meets " the man of her dreams ". After that I was puzzled by her choice. I don't want to give anything away but I'm curious how others will view her actions after she realizes he's not who she thought. From my point of view after he gave her the choice to go with him or get out of the car, I would have been out of that car so fast his head would spin. I feel she knew enough of the situation to get away now!! of course then there would be no story. I kept reading because I really needed to find out what happened in the end. I think some will really like this suspenseful listen, others not so much. The ending was worth the read and I will recommend it for that reason.

    75 of 85 people found this review helpful
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    Caren S. Knox-Hundley Charlotte, NC, United States 10-26-16
    Caren S. Knox-Hundley Charlotte, NC, United States 10-26-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Unbelievable and Unbelievably Brutal (dog killing)"

    I was intrigued by the first part of the book, but after the wedding, things just got too far out there and completely unbelievable. People did not act or react like real people would; it just became too far-fetched to continue. I may have soldiered on until the end, but when Jack's torturous killing of a dog became evident, I stopped right there, before it was fully revealed. This is a needlessly cruel book.

    The narrator was very talented with accents, but had a habit of whispering the final words Jack spoke when he was being cruel, and that became very annoying in short order.

    I'm so glad Audible has a generous return policy, it actually felt good to delete this one from my queue.

    50 of 57 people found this review helpful
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    Adnan Abbas 09-06-16
    Adnan Abbas 09-06-16
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    "A "page turner", but...."
    What did you like best about Behind Closed Doors? What did you like least?

    Even though the book is told with "present" and "past" alternating, it was still quite fast paced and enjoyable. The book is let down by one of the absolute dumbest lead characters I've ever read. She could have been out of her predicament in 5 minutes if she acted like a normal human. The antagonist also comes off as dumb for his schemes, but it only works because the lead character is such a dullard.


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    Tonia 09-05-16
    Tonia 09-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "captivating "

    In it from the 1st paragraph and the narrative was easy to listen to. Disturbing, suspenseful, and captivating. Will be searching for more books by this author.

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    KatherineC605 09-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A very unbelievable, not realistic story"

    I chose this after seeing the 5star reviews and immediately questioned the reviews when I started the first chapter. The story line was weak and unbelievable. There was no character buildup. I wouldn't consider this a light, beach read. It was just bad. I don't like to be mean but I can't believe that this book was published. It really felt like the publisher was just looking to make money off a book where people would compare it to Gone Girl. It was nowhere near the quality of Gone Girl. They must have paid people to write the 5star reviews. Sorry to put the author down but where was the effort in making this story believable??

    32 of 37 people found this review helpful

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