Tuesday, August 9, 2016
BOOK REVIEW// BEHIND CLOSED DOORS BY B.A. Paris
I hardly ever read scary books, and I had no idea how scared I would be reading this one. Like I was turning on lights, checking door locks scared. Check out the summary below and my likes and dislikes.
Things I Liked
This book is super fast paced. Right from the start you are in their world...and it is terrifying. I feel like with a lot of other suspenseful or psychological thriller type of novels, there is a lot of build up for a twist. That is so not this book- which was awesome.
It is SUSPENSEFUL to the max. I could not put it down! I just had to know what was going to happen. If I had the luxury of reading a book all in one sitting, this would definitely be the one to do it with!
Things I Didn't Like
There wasn't much to not like but at time I did feel like the author worked really hard to fill in the holes. It's easy to be the armchair quarterback in books such as these - oh she could've escaped this way, why didn't she try this, how did she even get herself into this situation etc. And so at points it felt like the author knew people would be saying something like that to themselves and filled that hole but for me it was obvious that that was the intention, and it kind of was distracting.
Overall, this book was an absolute favorite read of the year! The movie rights are apparently with Stone Village - read more here . I am SO rooting for this book to actually become a movie. I loved seeing Gone Girl in the theater and hearing people gasp, and just vicariously enjoying the twists and turns with everyone. It was like getting to watch a crowd full of people experience all of the excitement I felt. So here's hoping the same happens with Behind Closed Doors.
Let me know what you think about the book or if you have any questions below!
Many thanks to St. Martin's Press for giving me an advanced copy of this book to read.
While the book was free, as a girl who is "all about the library" ( where books are always free) - you can be sure that all opinions are mine!