Published on March 2, 2017 by Black Rose Writing
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
This novel follows three characters: Lorraine, Lexy, and Ella.
Not long ago, Lorraine lost her husband to another woman. She thought that was the worst thing that could happen to her, but soon she realizes it’s just the beginning of an everlasting nightmare.
Lexy, an au pair from London, moves to Seattle to help Lorraine with her infant son. But she didn’t come for the child…she came for something else.
When Ella receives a call from her sister, Lorraine, who begs her to leave San Diego to spend time with her, she decides to take a few days off from work to visit her. Frightened to see how much Lorraine has weakened since her diagnosis eight months ago, she packs a bag and heads to Seattle with a foreboding feeling that this might be the last time she sees Lorraine.
But on her way to the airport, she learns that something shocking has happened since she last spoke with Lorraine and now. To make matters worse, once Ella arrives in Seattle, Lorraine’s story keeps changing, making Ella question how reliable her sister really is.
Soon Ella is entangled in a mysterious investigation, and more so, in the lives of everyone involved. She realizes not only that she won’t go home anytime soon but also that she’ll never look at others the same way she did before.
(Disclaimer:I would like to thank the author for providing the copy. this will not affect my opinions.)
Well, I didn’t expect this book. I DNF reading it because of how messy the story was, I don’t even see the moral story on the book other than full of deceit, hatred and lies. The story is in three point of views of women Ella, Lexy, and Lorraine. Guess what? It’s a small world. Ella is Lorraine’s sister and soon will find the truth about Lexy, Lexy is an au pair from London, and Lorraine was cheated by her husband.
For me this is not a mystery-thriller kind of book. It didn’t surprise me unlike the other books that I read. Aside from I DNF the book I give it a chance to read it again but NO, it is not a book for me.
Published on August 9, 2016 by St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
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?
A story that will give you chills but it wasn’t for me. Maybe because I expect a lot more about this book given what the blurb says. Despite that, the book is an eye opener for me and left questions that “what if there are other women experiencing this?”
Behind Closed Doors focal points is what is it like to live with a person who is sadistic, it is haunting and dark. Everything is perfect, a perfect husband and wife, a beautiful home, a stable job for the husband. But that’s actually what you see on the outside. You can feel the emotions on what the authors want to tell about.
What I didn’t like about this book are:
1.) the writing style – this makes the story boring and I even skim reading it.
2.) the story – I didn’t know that the story would be a traumatic experience to me.
In some way, I like the pacing of story. The author gives a perspective from past to present so that readers would connect the dots. It is not a suspense book as what I expected. I, personally, think that the ending is an open-ending story because I have to re-read it and asks how much Esther knows?
What do you think of this book?
Overall, this is not the book that I would recommend.