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Behind Closed Doors Audiobook

Behind Closed Doors

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Publisher's Summary

In this dark, psychological thriller, Georgia Maguire pushes listeners to explore the furthest limits of their moral codes. If the circumstances were bleak enough, what would you be willing to do to protect the ones you love?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart.

Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.

Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

©2016 Bernadette MacDougall (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"This book just has to be huge.... I flew through it in two breathless sittings. Quite simply: astounding." (S. J. I. Holliday, author of Black Wood)

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    M F Herbert 23/04/2016
    M F Herbert 23/04/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "WOW !!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book ! It was gripping from the start and I couldn't put it down ! I finally finished it at 2 in the morning and then wished I'd taken it slower ! I cant wait for her next book


    What other book might you compare Behind Closed Doors to, and why?

    It brought to mind Apple tree yard , where being brought down so low brought out the determination for revenge


    What does Georgia Maguire bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The feeling of complete and utter helplessness and being totally at someone else's mercy


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Millie made me laugh at times , what a clever girl ! At times it made me fearful for Grace I wanted to shout' don't he'll punish you !


    Any additional comments?

    It would make a great movie

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    scotpotter 09/10/2016
    scotpotter 09/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Drags on....and on....and on!"
    What disappointed you about Behind Closed Doors?

    An unlikely scenario is proposed in the early stages of the book which is never adequately explained. Instead the reader is treated to the same plot devices over and over like a stuck record. There is a tiny twist at the end but it is such a tiny twist that many readers, their eyes heavy with sleep, their brains exhausted by repetition, may miss it altogether.


    What could B A Paris have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I suspect that the writer enjoys Victorian novels as the language used seems to belong to a melodrama of that era. But the author needs to study what actually happens in 21st century Britain. People are no longer dumped in "asylums" because their family doesn't want them!


    What didn’t you like about Georgia Maguire’s performance?

    It was fine - she did what she could with the material.


    What character would you cut from Behind Closed Doors?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    No

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jill 20/04/2016
    Jill 20/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "gripping from start to finish "

    this story is so moving you won't put it down, just shows what really can happen in the walls of a seemingly loving home!!

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Chrissisue 26/04/2016
    Chrissisue 26/04/2016
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    "Utterly gripping"

    This was such a well crafted story I felt I was there with the narrator. I want to listen to it again immediately;

    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 15/10/2016
    Mrs 15/10/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "hooked from the start"

    narrator was brilliant, perfect for the story. ending was perfect. hooked from the very start

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    David Cooke 29/04/2016
    David Cooke 29/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "moving and scary"

    this is a great book. i really enjoyed the story even though sometimes i felt I was going to cry as things go from bad to worse. will recommend this to others. the performance of the reader is great and really puts across the feeling of the protagonist. loved it

    26 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Alex England 18/11/2016
    Alex England 18/11/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Dire, Unconvincing Melodrama"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who inhabit an alternative reality where email and mobile telephones don't exist.


    Would you ever listen to anything by B A Paris again?

    Possibly. The writing was not terrible, but the plot was wholly implausible.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better material would have helped. The narrator is playing an implausibly helpless woman - and that can't be easy.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Eye-rolling incredulity


    25 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Nicola 10/10/2016
    Nicola 10/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Just didnt empathise with main character"
    What did you like best about Behind Closed Doors? What did you like least?

    Best - I'm struggling to be truthful. Least - I just didnt empathise with the main character, she was just too 'wonderful' and 'goody goody' and fabulously clever / thoughtful/ well-off..... and... boring. Thankfully it felt like the author got bored of writing at some point and speedily wrapped it up.


    Would you ever listen to anything by B A Paris again?

    Based on this it is unlikley


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Georgia Maguire?

    Not for me


    Was Behind Closed Doors worth the listening time?

    Sorry, it wasn't the worst, but I did find my self continually checking on how long was left and being a bit exasperated that there was still a chunk of time to go


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hannah 09/07/2016
    Hannah 09/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak"

    Started off promising but turned out to be very disappointing. Whole story lacked substance making it very unbelievable & a bit silly.
    Grace came across as weak & stupid rather than someone who was abused & controlled. All of the characters lacked depth.
    It was poorly written & I don't think the narrator helped. I listened until the end as wanted to know what would happen so I guess that is one positive however the ending was disappointing too. In fact the whole thing was just silly rather than a thriller!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rosie 06/07/2016
    Rosie 06/07/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "No storyline, very dull"

    This book was very dull, thought it would have some depth to it but there was no real story until the end, nothing that made me want to keep listening, and it was just very dark throughout without being at all gripping. The last hour was actually great quality, albeit predictable, but I had to trudge through the first 8 or so hours. Listened to it with my boyfriend on a road trip and he did not enjoy it either, despite both of us usually liking this kind of book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr S E Ashley
    17/06/17
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    "Main character is incredibly frustrating"

    This story is easy and fast to get through. But the story itself is full of holes. The protagonist is incredibly frustrating!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    02/11/16
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    "Well worth the read/listen"

    Brilliant, gripping!!!! Very well read.
    Worth the read/listen not a book I would usually read but this one had me hooked all the way through

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terry
    21/04/16
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    "Frighteningly , sad"

    Frighteningly, sad story that kept me riveted until the end . I can't say I enjoyed it , but I would recommend it as a book worth listening to

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