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Behind Closed Doors: The gripping international and Sunday Times bestselling psychological crime thriller for fans of Lucy Clarke

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Although, seeing how things worked out for her on the few occasions when she did try to get away did help to convince me. A volcanic eruption is quite another, for, as the journalist who does a framing voice-over narration for Brooks’ latest puts it, when Mount Rainier popped its cork, “it was the psychological aspect, the hyperbole-fueled hysteria that had ended up killing the most people. Her novels have been optioned for major screen adaptations with a film of The Breakdown, titled Blackwater Lane, in post production.

Although the pills give Grace some hope that she will be able to escape her husband, it is difficult to plan to overpower him. Her feeble attempts at escape are far too quickly dismissed as the hysterical rantings of a madwoman who has to be locked away in the house for her own good - a Bertha Mason for the modern age. Lead character, Grace, must be THE most gullible woman ever to walk the planet, and characterless Jack is about as evil as Mr Bean!She has a younger sister Millie who has Down's syndrome, and most men kind of back off once they realize that Grace is Millie's primary caregiver and that she isn't going to change that. the fun of this book is not in figuring anything out, but in watching it unfold in its absolutely relentless pacing; one of those white-knuckle, edge of your seat reads where the story is broken up between the past and the present, as the time between those two periods narrows, bringing the two stories together for the dramatic explosion. Diving into the spoiler >>>> "Molly could only have been dead a few days at the most, because her body hadn't started to decompose.

The present ones are the only ones with any real tension because you don’t know what’s going to happen next, but the past ones only act as either exposition dumps or Grace failing at escaping her predicament because she’s an idiot.It’s disposable, joyless, yet just well-crafted enough with a hint of mystery to keep your attention. They met about 6 months before at a park Grace frequently attended with her 17-year-old sister, Millie.

If you thrive on books that leave you feeling trapped, isolated and with no one to turn to, then this is definitely the book for you. I find myself smiling at the memory and wish desperately that life was still as simple, still as innocent.

I watch, momentarily distracted, as a tiny splash of champagne misses the glass and lands on the knee of his pristine chinos. more I had my suspicions about a friend's marriage, my imagination went into overspin and Behind Closed Doors was the result! Not wanting her to give them to Jack, I move smoothly towards her and she instinctively holds them out to me. Luckily, he is involved in a high profile, time-consuming case that, as court draws nearer, starts to wear on his mind. It's such a beautiful pink that I hope Jack will plant it where I'll be able to see it from the bedroom window.

What Grace didn't know at the time was that I had seen her and Millie in the park the week before and had immediately fallen in love with her. She's the complete opposite of Diane — tall, blonde, slim, reserved — and I can't help respecting her for being the first person to step into our house and not go on about how beautiful it is. We join Esther on the sofa and Diane exclaims in pleasure as Jack pours the champagne into tall glasses. The fact that someone else knew what really happened, and how she figured it out, was an added bonus. I am sure there are couples out there that get on very well, but the appearance of Jack and Grace and how they both conduct themselves in the public eye is nothing far from awesomeness.A week after the night she chases but fails to catch a mysterious trespasser outside her town house, some unknown party texts Tempe four images of a corpse that looks as if it’s been chewed by wild hogs, because it has been. One of the guests is a new acquaintance of Jack’s and his wife is making slightly bitchy comments to Grace and asking her a series of questions about her life and her relationship with her partner. We are—well, ask Bigfoot, as Brooks does in this delightful yarn, following on his bestseller World War Z (2006).

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