Saturday, August 13, 2016

Spotlight: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS By B. A. Paris

A dark, gripping and intelligent thriller from a fresh new voice in fiction, Behind Closed Doors will keep fans of Girl on the Train and Gone Girl on the edge of their seats…

a novel
By B. A. Paris
On-Sale: August 9, 2016

“This is one readers won’t be able to put down.”

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealthshe 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. Perhaps it’s simply true love? 
Now, 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?? 

Unputdownable. Addictive. Heart-Pounding. Chilling. Brilliant. All of these words have been used to describe B.A. Paris’ debut psychological thriller that can’t be missed.
A runaway #1 bestseller in the UK, with over 220,000 copies sold in its first two weeks of publication, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is  about the “perfect marriage” that just might be a terrifying nightmare beneath the surface. 

 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris is a triumph. Fans of Gone GirlGirl on the Train and The Widow won’t want to miss this newest sensation that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.  

The inspiration for the BEHIND CLOSED DOORS stemmed from the author’s own suspicion that a friend was caught in a situation with very little control, and unable to do as she wished... From there, she came up with Grace’s story.   


“In B.A. Paris’s hair-raising debut, a woman falls in love with a psychopath, only realizing his true nature when she’s hidden from the world and suffering unthinkable horrors at the hands of a seemingly perfect man.Behind Closed Doorsis bothunsettlingand addictive, as I raced through the pages to find out Grace’s fate. A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.”          
— Mary Kubica,New York TimesandUSA Today bestselling author of
The Good Girl

“I kept nearing back to this book all afternoon.  Just one more chapter ...just one more.   Now the book is finished, my heart rate is elevated and it's too early for wine!  Yes, I can see readers snapping this book up and then lining up for the Movie.  Will nominate for Indie Next pick.”
Jayne GuitartWestwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA

“OH MY GOODNESS. This book. I am so angry and hooked at the same time. I will definitely nominate it for Indie Next.  However, I will warn readers that you will feel so much emotion with this one that they will need to prepare themselves!  Man.” 
Michelle Wermerskirchen, Librarian and blogger for Red Headed Book Child

"Speaking of racing, my heart was in overdrive last night when istarted BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. You should have warned me that it was not bedtime reading and that i needed a dose of Xanax to get through it. Talk about unputdownable." 
Pamela Klinger-Horn, Excelsior Bay Books

"B.A. Paris has crafted a riveting, intense tale that makes us wish for revenge and payback for the horror that Jack perpetrates on Grace. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. WOW!"
Stephanie Crowe, Page & Palette

"It is Tuesday eve. I am on page 282 of this wonderfully horrifyingly freaky book and loving every word.  My god!. Jack is Sooo Awful and terrifyingly good at how he stays one step ahead of Grace.  Riveting. Psychologically the most terrifying character ever. Thank you for sending it to me. I surely hope Grace can manage to kill him but he is so smart.  I can't imagine where it will go next. So........I just wanted to tell you that it has me totally hooked and I'll be here tonight until I finish it!! It will take me a few days to come up with the words that do the book justice.  If I even can!!
THANK you !!!!!!"
Susan WassonBookworks

About the Author: 

B.A. Paris is from a Franco/Irish background. She was brought up in England and worked in London for three years before moving to Paris, where worked in corporate banking and as a trader in an international bank. After the birth of her first daughter, she became a stay-at-home mother and went on to have another three daughters. She spent four years in the Netherlands, where her fifth daughter was born. Returning to France, she decided to re-train as an English teacher and worked for some years in an international school and then at the Université de Marne la Vallée, teaching English to Architecture students. In 2009 she set up a language school with her husband and now teaches Business English in Paris.   

Follow her on twitter @BAParisAuthor  

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