Book Review: Behind Closed Doors


Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

*****5 STARS*****

HOLY SHIT BALLS. This is one sick and twisted book, I don’t know how I would survive if that was me. I would have died inside. I really thought it would go one way, then BAM, as I realized the ending all my emotions overcame me and I had to pullover. What an ending. Though I would have liked his POV at the end. I really would have liked to know what was going through his head. Or what the future holds for them now.

HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILERS: Warning, truly sick and twisted

(((Jack is one sick f%ck. He woos Grace only because he wants to terrorize and slowly kill Millie. Once their married she is trapped and any escape attempts lead him to lock her up in a tiny and boring room with no food for days. He makes her act like a perfectly happy wife, but shes tortured. He sets it up to make no one believe her. 

Millie knows though, even though Jack thinks her disability makes her an easy target, she’s too smart for him. She slips Grace sleeping pills that she got as an elaborate scheme. Grace uses them to kill Jack in the most awesome way. She grounds them up and slips them in his whiskey that she tricked him into bringing her for a few days. As he brings her to the dreaded red room he has planned for Millie, the pills take effect and she locks him in their instead. He wakes up and it is later revealed that he dies a slow, painful death of dehydration in the room…the same way he killed their dog Molly.

A new friend Esther, not old friends, realize their is more to Jack than he lets on. Esther knows Jack is full of crap in all the tings he says and catches him in the lie about the red/yellow room for Millie. She helps Grace pull her story together to make it look like Jack killed himself and locked himself away in case he didn’t take enough pills. 

I really would have liked Jack’s POV as he realized he was trapped in his own evil plans. I would have liked to be inside his head as he slowly and painfully died. I would have liked to see how happy Grace and Millie are now that Jack is dead)))

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Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of theVirgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman’s journey to finding the happiness she’s long been missing

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency, high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a malpractice lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she’s never faced before. It’s in this desperate moment that Maggie’s boyfriend decides he can’t handle her emotional baggage, and she’s left alone, exhausted and unsure of what her future holds. One thing is certain, though: she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan’s Crossing.

Named for Maggie’s great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide trails have been passed down through the generations and now belong to Maggie’s estranged father, Sully. Though raised by her mother and stepfather after her parents divorced, Maggie has always adored Sully—despite his hands-off approach to fatherhood. When she shows up unannounced in Sullivan’s Crossing, he welcomes her with opens arms, and she relishes the opportunity to rebuild their relationship.

But when Sully has a sudden heart attack, Maggie’s world is rocked once again. Consumed with his care, she’s relieved to find that Cal Jones, a quiet and serious-looking camper, has been taking over many of Sully’s responsibilities as he recuperates. Still, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man’s eagerness to help—until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.

Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon…if only they can learn to find peace and healing—and perhaps love—with each other.

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Book Review: Behind Closed Doors — 1 Comment

  1. Wow — not sure I’m into a sick and twisted read, but it sounds like a nail biter. Sometimes I think I’m lucky to have my boring little life over here. No drama, just getting through the day and being thankful for good times. I’ll leave the drama for what I’m reading, right?

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