Behind Closed Doors

By B.A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors: The most emotional and intriguing psychological suspense thriller you can't put down by [Paris, B. A.]

4 out of 5 stars

Grace thinks she has found the perfect man in Jack Angel. When he starts dancing with her 17-year-old sister Millie at the park, she is touched beyond measure. Millie has Downs Syndrome and really has Grace’s heart. Jack sweeps Grace off her feet, even promising that when Millie turns 18, she can leave the school she lives in, and move in with them. He plans a dream home for Grace. They are quickly married and that’s when the awful truth comes out. Jack doesn’t really want Grace, he has some terrible plans for Millie. This seemingly perfect man is hiding an evil sadistic side. As Grace lives locked away, having to put on a show for the few people that Jack allows her to see, she is counting the days until Millie arrives and trying to find a way to save them both.

I can’t really say too much more. You have to read it and not be spoiled but boy oh boy, I could not stop reading. Jack is one of the most awful characters I have read in a long time. Not a redeeming bone in his body! You keep praying for him to slip some how. You keep praying for a friend to realize all is not what it seemed behind closed doors. You keep praying Grace finally finds a way. You will love Millie and how she knows right away that something has to be done. One of those really good thrillers that will keep you biting your nails until the very end.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Pretty Baby

By Mary Kubica

5 out of 5 stars

Heidi Wood is someone who cares. She works for a nonprofit. She brings in stray cats. She always recycles the responsible way. When she first notices a young girl clutching a baby at the train station, she can’t get her out of her mind. She sees her there again and again. She’s dirty, the baby doesn’t look clean or well-fed. She wonders how a teenager can take care of her child this way. She finally gets her attention and has her meet her at a diner where she feeds her and gets a better look at the both of them. She says her name is Willow and the baby is Ruby. Eventually, to the objections of her husband and daughter, Heidi invites her to their home. A day turns into days. Things start to unravel in very bad ways.

We hear from Heidi as she watches over the baby, her mind going back to a baby she lost. We hear from Chris, her husband, as he tries to figure out who this girl is and what’s happening between he and his wife. And we hear from Willow, as she recalls her story to a police detective and we unravel what tragedy has befallen all of them.

This is one of the few books I have read that live up to the advertising about being the next Gone Girl  or the next Girl on the Train. I started it last night and had to finish it today. I could not put it down! The ending just threw me. It was such a tangled web that was coming apart on each page that I read. I liked her book The Good Girl, another good book, but I loved this one! You will definitely not be disappointed.

I happily received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.