From my perspective, there are two kinds of bestsellers. Those who deserve their popularity because of their commercial writing style and story, and those that have a significant impact in your mind and stay on your retina for a long time.
“Behind Closed Doors” has a plot that made me “engulf” it just in a day. It was so intriguing and unique that I must applaud author’s work, mainly because it was her debut novel.
How sick could be a perfect marriage?
Grace and Jack got married only after six months of a relationship, and it seemed to be the beginning of a happily perfect marriage. Friends envy this couple, Jack a successful lawyer who defends women who suffered from domestic violence and Grace, now a housewife, doing her favorite activities and taking care of her Down Syndrome sister.
“Fear,’ he whispered. ‘There is nothing quite like it. I love how it looks, I love how it feels, I love how it smells. And I especially love the sound of it.’ I felt his tongue on my cheek. ‘I even love the taste of it.’”
But what is hiding this marriage is so sick that there were times when I wanted desperately to deny the presence of this kind of people.
I don’t want to spoil anything, just to tell you that this book is such a compelling psychological thriller, that it will remain as a guide mark on picking the best books.
Perfectly structured characters
Besides the story itself, the author was meticulous in contouring the main characters. It seemed she studied some real cases of psychological disorders. I loved Grace’s sister, Millie, who has Down Syndrome, but she is such a smart, smart girl.
Jack is a wicked character and Grace a strong woman, who desperately takes actions to survive.
All in all, this thriller book will be hard to forget and a novel I will always remember to recommend.