I have classified this book as a thriller. This is B. A. Paris’ debut thriller, released in 2016 in the UK. The book instantly hit the charts.
The story is told in two perspectives: before and now. Jack is a very good-looking lawyer who defends women who have suffered violence without losing a single case, creating a biography without any black spots. Grace is a beautiful housewife who loves her disabled sister very much. Just the perfect couple. Perfect marriage.
That’s how Jack and Grace look to everyone else. But why can’t Grace go out alone, have no phone, cut off all communication with her friends, and seemingly every word she says has been weighed hundreds of times and thoughtful?
A very, very interesting and engaging story where you won’t find scenes describing physical violence. The violence depicted here is much “deeper” and therefore invisible to the outside world (almost invisible).
While reading the book, I thought through all possible ways of escape, thinking of what else I would do, what I would try. And finally, I decided as Grace – escape is impossible. And Grace, it looks, used to this. I recommend reading for those who like psychological, tense thrillers.
While reading the book, I thought from where the author “pulled” an idea, which led her to write such a story. The author replied that he had serious suspicions about the marital life of one of his girlfriends – his imagination began to warm up, and this novel soon came to fruition. We all sometimes very much want to slip through the keyhole…
Do you love thrillers?