I discovered an author by the name of B A Paris by chance. Behind Closed Doors is a gripping tale.
As the title implies, there are things taking place secretly, without public knowledge. What happens is private and in a locked room.
The plot : Jack and Grace Angel seem to be the perfect couple. Jack is handsome, a loving husband and a highly successful lawyer who defends battered women; Grace is elegant and charming. They are never apart. Do they have the perfect marriage or are they living the perfect lie?
Grace is very attached to her younger sister Millie, who has Down Syndrome, but their parents are not as dedicated. Jack is sympathetic to the situation. He builds the house that Grace wants, and even buys them a lovely dog called Molly.
However, during their honeymoon in Thailand, Jack reveals his true self and intention to Grace. Jack is not the ideal husband that Grace had imagined him to be but becomes her keeper, guardian and jailer; he is a psychopathic who controls everything she does.
Grace is terrified of Jack and what he will do to her and Millie. He enjoys her terror and fears and looks forward to accomplishing the evil when Millie comes to live with them. To this end, he has built a room in the basement that can only be opened from the outside…
The story is fast paced and there are many twists, especially the ending. A really absorbing read! I’ll definitely be on the lookout for Paris’s other book, The Breakdown on my next visit to the library.