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review 2017-07-13 16:45
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors - B. A. Paris

I'm not exactly sure of the reason, but I could not connect to Behind Closed Doors at all. I didn't feel a thing for any of the characters or what happened to them. It wasn't a thriller for me. The plot isn't very plausible, but I was willing to look past it so my lack of connection wasn't from that. I wish I could put my finger on it, but I'm now even having a difficult time remembering details - that's how little I connected with this book. At least it was a quick read and a free loan from the library - so not much lost in the way of time and money. I'm sure there are those out there who will really enjoy this book. I just wasn't one of them.

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review 2017-07-07 02:03
Trinity Black: Behind Closed Doors
Trinity Black: Behind Closed Doors - Theresa Hodge
Title:  Trinity Black:  Behind Closed Doors
Author:  Theresa Hodge
Publisher:  T. H.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Trinity Black:  Behind Closed Doors" by Theresa Hodge
 
My Thoughts...
 
What a SAD read!  This author really knows how to mess with our feelings because this was one emotional, dramatic and  abusive read that I have ever read [and please believe me I have read many!].  Both of these characters needed help. For poor Trinity...from that horrible mom and husband and for Philip the husband...he definitely needed lots of help too.  It was nice in the way the story went about Trinity finally coming to peace with all her mother had done to her.  At least the mom was now off of the drugs and had found God.  The story wrapped up in a neat package but I was definitely not satisfied with how that husband got away with so much and it wasn't really dealt with!  It is my understand that a lots of people have been faced with this type of abuse and all that can be said and done is when they finally get feed up hopefully they will be able to get out of the situation alive.  For Trinity it seems like there maybe light through that tunnel for her that she will get a much better life. I am still left  me saying wow that was some read and please understand that this read is not for the 'faint of heart.'

 

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review 2017-06-06 20:16
Even with the BS, pretty good!
Behind Closed Doors - B. A. Paris

I had a good time reading Behind Closed Doors. Until about 80% in, that is. Then the BS factor jumped and I had a tougher time staying immersed in the story. The very ending, though, helped me feel better about the book again. I walked away feeling mostly good about the experience and still looking forward to reading the author's next book.

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text 2017-06-06 16:45
Reading progress update: I've read 78%.
Behind Closed Doors - B. A. Paris

Calling bullshit on what's going on now. Been enjoying it for the most part throughout. A few spots of me yelling at Grace but stayed entertained. But right now, I have a hard time believing that Jack would be so agreeable right now. Don't want to say more in case of spoiling it for anyone else.

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review 2017-05-02 15:31
B. A. Paris: Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors - B. A. Paris

B. A. Paris takes a reader to a relationship that appears perfect but appearances are often deceiving:
 
Jack and Grace are the perfect couple, they do everything together and never want to be apart. He is a successful lawyer and she is an amazing house wife; they are the epitome of what True Love looks like. However there are some strange occurrences that go on in that marriage, like why Grace doesn't answer the phone or why she doesn't have a cell phone or when a lunch out with the girls, Jack decides to tag along. Sometimes the Perfect looking marriage, is the Perfect Lie

"Domestic Suspense" seems to be the genre of 2016/2017 as there are more books coming out with that as either their genre or tagline. I'm not going to lie I have read quite a few of these this past year and some have been successful and other not so much. It has gotten to the point I think where this "new" genre is getting a bit saturated and I'm now looking for something different in this genre and I think Paris delivers on that.

This is a debut novel, yes you read that right. I'm sure you have being hearing about this book as much as I had before I read it and for a debut it is extremely well done. "My perfect husband, My psychopathic husband" This sentence is what had me hooked from the beginning and set the tone for the book perfectly. So I guess you have already deduced that I really enjoyed this book and the format that Paris decided to use. I liked that past and present would get closer and closer to each other as you read further into the book, and you reach events that have just come to pass. However, it is funny though, as the book basically gives away the majority of its secrets right away yet I found that I could not stop reading it. I think this speaks to not only Paris' story telling ability but the way she developed her characters.

I think my favourite characterization in the book was of Millie. I have not read too many books where a main character has downs syndrome and Paris does a perfect job of showing her strengths, weakness as well as her understanding of the world and peoples around her. You can tell that Jack does not understand that mind of someone who has downs syndrome and that they have more knowledge and capacity than most people give them credit for. I think it was an interesting play between Jack and Millie with Grace being stuck in the middle.

When I began this book and you realize the situation that Grace is in, I thought it was to have BDSM with lots of dominating sex and that is how Jack was going to control Grace, so I was getting ready to put the book down, however, I was very wrong. Jack is very much the psychologcal controller and he does have a preverse sense of what turns him on, but there were no sex scenes in this book. I'm glad that Paris took this different approach as I think there are too many books now that head in to the BDSM area. Paris' approach with Jack's controllingness was pure straight out of a battered woman textbook (the psycholigcal part) but his overall goal was very unique and the amount of time he took planning it was a great feat.

I really enjoyed this book on so many fronts, and did not even mind that Paris gave some secrets away at the beginning, I just had to read on. For a debut, this is one of the best I have ever read. I'm still pretty shocked that this is a debut. Therefore, I cannot see what she comes out with next

Enjoy!!!

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