Review: Behind Closed Doors + The Breakdown x B.A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors


“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 (GoodReads)?”

The Breakdown


“Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her… (GoodReads).”


Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown are quick and easy reads. I enjoy the page-turner writing style of B.A. Paris. While reading these stories, you will quickly notice the trends in her writing: things-aren’t-as-they-seem, suspense/thriller, but justice is served in the end. The only disappointment I felt was at the end of each book. I felt Paris ended these stories rather abruptly. I wanted and expected more of a “life after justice” visual.

Overall, I recommend them both! I read lots of books with varying lengths, I finish one book just to start another. I found these rather captivating and refreshing. You should be able to finish one per weekend. Enjoy!




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