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February 2017 Book of the Month.
Right from the start Paris throws you into an intense atmosphere of confusion, suspense and fear. Taking a shortcut home on a stormy, summer night proves to have life-changing consequences for Cass when she spots what appears to be a breakdown along the way. She stops to offer assistance but when there is no apparent response she heads home telling herself that she’ll call the police once she’s home to report the incident. The next day she discovers that the driver of the car has been brutally murdered and is immediately filled with guilt as she realises she forgot to make the call. Slowly her life begins to unravel as she’s convinced the killer saw her stop and is now stalking her. Paris takes us right into heart of the story as we follow Cass on a journey of despair and self-doubt. Her mother’s early death from Dementia adds fuel to the increasing distress she feels as her own memory begins to fail her. There is a real sense of foreboding within this novel. Cass’s voice is one filled with terror, guilt and desperation. This is a woman whose sanity is pushed to the edge and as the novel progresses the intensity of her experience is relayed to the reader offering an exciting read as we try to work out what really happened that night and how much memory affects us. ~ Shelley Fallows
If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust? It all started that night in the woods. Cass Anderson didn't stop to help the woman in the car, and now that woman is dead. Ever since, silent calls have been plaguing Cass and she's sure someone is watching her every move. It doesn't help that she's forgetting everything, too. Where she left the car, if she took her pills, the house alarm code - and whether the knife in the kitchen really had blood on it.
Closing date: 28/01/2019
In addition to our expert opinion, a small number of our Lovereading reader review panel members were lucky enough to be invited to review B.A.Paris' debut novel Behind Closed Doors. You can read the full reviews here.
Praise for Behind Closed Doors:
'If you loved The Girl on the Train read Behind Closed Doors' - Elle magazine
'Brilliant, chilling, scary and unputdownable.' - Lesley Pearse, bestselling author of Without a Trace
'You'll love this' - The Sun
'Chilling' - Heat
'WOW. The sign of a great book is when you realise you have forgotten to breathe during an entire chapter. Read it ... but make sure you leave the lights on' - Tracy Fenton, founder of THE Book Club on Facebook
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Publisher: HQ an imprint of Harlequin (UK)
|Publication date:||9th February 2017|
|Author:||B. A. Paris|
|Publisher:||HQ an imprint of Harlequin (UK)|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
B. A. Paris is from a Franco/Irish background. She was brought up in England and moved to France where she spent some years working as a trader in an international bank before re-training as a teacher and setting up a language school with her husband. They still live in France and have five daughters. She is the author of the bestselling psychological thriller Behind Closed Doors.More About B. A. Paris