Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The Questers -- June 14, 2023

The Questers met in June to discuss Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. This suspenseful thriller chronicles a marriage orchestrated by a psychopathic lawyer who gets his kicks by controlling his new, unsuspecting wife. After wooing her as the perfect suitor, Jack flips his new wife's world upside down on their wedding night, revealing a personality Grace never glimpsed during their courtship. Jack capitalizes on the love and commitment Grace has for her sister, Millie, who has Down's syndrome. Grace lives in fear of what Jack might do to Millie if she ever tries to cross him. This is a psychological game that the reader is brought into and wants to escape just as much as Grace wants out of the nightmare she's living.

The Questers had a hard time with the creepy, psychopathic tone of the book, but did like the linear aspect of the story line. Members of the group were relieved that it was a quick read, because they definitely wanted to get to the end to see if and how Grace escapes this living nightmare. The novel earned 2.93 out of 5 stars from the Questers.

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