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Behind Closed Doors Audiobook

Behind Closed Doors

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Publisher's Summary

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)

What Members Say

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    Linda 05/06/2016
    Linda 05/06/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointing"

    The idea of the story line appealed to me but oh dear the main character, Grace, is such a hopeless twit. There are no shocks, no suspense but plenty of frustration and boredom. I cannot recommend this book unless you like slow, frustrating stories. Millie was the only character I warmed to and to her I would say, "I don't like George Clooney either."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kayla 10/11/2016
    Kayla 10/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Page turner"

    This was a great book.
    had me on the edge of me seat.
    Would recommend to those who like a page turner👌🏻

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sez 05/11/2016
    Sez 05/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read!"

    I really enjoyed this story. It's a great quick book, narrated beautifully. We all know how it's going to end, but it was so exciting going on the journey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Soph 10/09/2016
    Soph 10/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "The sound quality was terrible"

    I enjoyed the story and love the narrator, but was very unimpressed by the sound quality. Disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    South Africa
    2/11/16
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jill
    20/04/16
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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!!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • M F Herbert
    23/04/16
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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

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Chrissisue
    26/04/16
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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
  • David Cooke
    29/04/16
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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

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • Carl
    2/11/16
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    "Avoid"

    Poorly written, too many holes in the plot and since when do people with downs syndrome get put into mental asylums? Offensive. Also the main character is pathetic, she's either a confident woman who travels the world on behalf of Harrods alone or she's a quiet under the thumb victim, make your mind up

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    England
    18/11/16
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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


    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Hayley
    London, United Kingdom
    16/10/16
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    "Amazing"

    Fantastic listen, gripped from the start and could not stop listening. Narrator was fantastic. Looking forwards to more books from this author.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    15/10/16
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    "hooked from the start"

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

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • UrbanT
    4/11/16
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    "Absolutely awful!"

    The most absurd, ludicrous story I have ever had on audible. Laugh out loud ridiculous. Narration weak. If you like all of the above then this is for you!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Anne Sarkar
    28/08/16
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    "Ridiculous plot!"

    I kept going with this in the hope that there would be a twist at the end. It was such an unbelievable plot, that it was actually becoming quite frustrating to listen to. It was well read & parts of the description were good, but overall not worth listening to.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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