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    The instant New York Times and USA Today best-selling 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 best-selling 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 best-selling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors

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

    Kritikerstimmen

    "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)

    Das sagen andere Hörer zu Behind Closed Doors

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    • Bel
    • 09.10.2016

    Gripping, scary

    This book gripped me, and I listened to it in one go -- more or less. If you're a fan of the TV series 'criminal minds' you'll probably enjoy it, although it isn't as gory as the TV series. There's a lot of suspense, though, the atmosphere is oppressive and scary, and the whole situation seems so very hopeless.
    I've seen other readers compare it to Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. I can't do that, because I have read neither. I don't think all these comparisons to other books are fair anyway, except for giving a potential reader a hint of the direction the book takes.

    This book is fast paced, scary, and I couldn't switch it off. Georgia Maguire as the narrator was an excellent choice, she created the exact atmosphere which compelled me to listen to this book within just one day.

    5 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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    Schaurig

    Wirklich unglaublich. Sehr spannend, sehr überraschend, sehr grausam. Interessante Geschichte. Ganz anders als erwartet. Wollte unbedingt das Ende hören.

    3 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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    This is a first

    While this is not my first review here on audible, this book is a first to me.

    After countless audio books I have bought here before, this is the first one I wished to end rather sooner than later. I even looked up how many chapter were left when listening to chapter 17 because I could not believe what I heard.

    This is also the first audio book in which I skipped whole chapters.

    This is also the first audio book I pondered on not to finish.

    So why is that? Well, as others have pointed out before me, which unfortunately I found out only after I had started to listen, the story is predictable. And I am not saying that I am good at predicting the outcome of a thriller. Not at all. Usually I am so gripped by the story, I never even ask myself what I think how it may end. But with this story it is different. The story line can be foreseen almost right from the start.

    At first, I thought: "Surely, this can't be all." Is the tale really so simple?

    But then, after having lingered until chapter 17 I was so sorely dissapointed that I skipped several chapters and just wanted to know how the twist in the end was skripted. I was certain there would be a twist. And, yes, it was slightly different from what I had envisaged, earning the book a second star for the story in my review. But in the end, I was glad, it was over.

    To end this review on a positive note, I would like to point out that the reader was very good.

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    great Story

    Thrilling Story ! You are certainly going to loath Jack! Extreme perfection can be an indicator that something is terrible wrong.......

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    Super spannend!


    lange nicht mehr so ein tolles Hörbuch gehört - kann es kaum erwarten mehr von der Autorin zu lesen / hören!

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    Gänsehaut

    Ich habe dieses Hörbuch binnen 2 Tagen gehört! Es war wirklich spannend! Beim letzten Satz hatte ich nur noch Gänsehaut!

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    A fun ride

    Gave me some entertaining hours on my train rides home. Story could have been tighter at some points, but overall it's a fun ride watching Grace struggle against Jack. The story has a way of building more and more suspense without ever being too gruesome in my opinon at least. Though i read that some found it to be disturbing, so i guess it depends on what ticks of your boxes.
    I should mention that you have to suspend your disbelief somewhat with how the characters act at times, so if you have a hard time with that, the story might be frustrating for you. (For a psychopat genius Jack sure is a bit stupid). But if you're just in for the ride and enjoy break-out-stories, this book might be just for you.
    The voice actress also does an excellent job and really added a lot to the story with her performance.

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    disappointing and irritating

    Had to stop listening to the story after chapter 7 because it depicts such illogical and irrational human behaviour. Not one woman with the tiniest of self-respect left would have allowed to be treated like that. there are 10 red warning signs not to fall for the guy...and still. Made me clench my teeth every couple of minutes.

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    Amazing

    The speaker is absolutely fabulous. The story captivated me. I got goosebumps at the end.

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    Kind of an incredible story

    This story is certainly thrilling in that you want to go on to know the end. Still, while listening, I had doubts about how probable that story was. I find the heroine's (lacking) reaction rather hard to swallow. OK, all this increases the tension, but I kept asking myself if Grace did have no other way out than the way she took in the end (though it was a highly gratifying way to the revenge-thirsty reader). In a situation where you want to sacrifice yourself to save somebody else, who you cannot save despite your sacrifice, sacrificing yourself does not make sense (if you get my meaning). In this case, taking care of number 1 is your priority.
    Apart from this lack in probability level, I cannot really say that it was a nice listen, as the whole story is rather disgusting. But it has a thrilling quality, so you want to go on listening.