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Behind Closed Doors Audiobook

Behind Closed Doors

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A chilling psychological thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Nicci French, Sophie Hannah, S. J. Watson and Elizabeth Haynes that will haunt you long after you've finished listening....

In this dark psychological thriller, Olivia Taylor believes she has suffered the worst life can throw at her after the breakup of her marriage. Full of hope, she starts a new life with her nine-year-old daughter, Ellie, only to find the worst is yet to come.

Meeting Michael Crossman is the beginning of an unspeakable nightmare for Olivia, and her world slowly unravels. It is only through the retelling of her story that we piece together what has led her to become a mere shadow of the woman she once was.

©2013 Kathryn Croft (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • Traybell
    19/10/16
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    "Emding falls short
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    I really enjoyed listening to this book, but when the plot and ending all came together, it was too much, too quick! It felt like the author was suddenly on a deadline and had to end it quickly. I felt like too many things were left undone. I needed more.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • PollyAnna2
    20/04/17
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    "Do women like this really exist?!!?"

    The performance was fantastic! And normally I love Kathryn Croft, but this... the main character is a hideous excuse for a mother let alone human being. I know, we all make bad decisions, and there has to be some level of "flawed" to build the story line; however, this is just heinous. The ending didn't shock me, and like others have pointed out, it seemed rushed and thrown together just to finish the book. I'll still read and listen to Crofts books, but if you're looking for a good one, let this one pass... it's not worth it. And will likely leave you frustrated and disgruntled like so many of the others, and myself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gina Hatfield
    3/05/17
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    "Probably one of the worst books I've ever listened to"

    This was a very long uninteresting story about someone's ordinary life until the last 2 minutes of the story. It was such a disappointment. There was no foreshadowing to draw the reader in. I listened to the entire book and I'm still not sure exactly what was going on behind closed doors...a complete waste of my time and money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lil' old me
    Milwaukee
    29/04/17
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    "A Disappointing One for Croft..."

    I have been a fan of Katherine Kroft's books for a few weeks now, the last 3 all being nearly page turners.
    This one, unfortunately, was not. While I had some sympathy for the main character, I grew tired of the predictability of her thought processes. I knew that the main male in the story would ultimately change her life, but only when halfway through did I realize it wouldn't be quite as I'd initially expected.
    I did enjoy the way 's. Craft told this story as the main character, speaking to the male. A different angle--which was really the only reason I finished the book.....that and Lisa Coleman's narration is always perfection!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MJ
    Canada
    13/01/17
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    "A Hot Mess"

    The only thing that could get me through this sorry tale is another stellar performance by Lisa Coleman.
    The main character is a sad excuse for a woman on every level. A fine example of the dim witted stereo type: women who let their desire to be loved by a man trump all form of reason. Childish and pathetic. I have never disliked a character more.
    I have enjoyed other Kathryn Croft novels but this one missed the mark completely. The abrupt silly ending was the icing on the cake. A hot mess from beginning to end.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bernie Alvarado
    Seminole, TX
    12/07/17
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    "Don't waste your time"

    I listened to another Kathryn Croft right before this one and liked it so much I bought three more. But I've got to say, WHAT a letdown. I was actually angry when I finished. It had all the elements and character building of a good story, but there was so much mundane, day to day, when it was time to tie it all together, she either missed the mark, or just gave up. I mean, I figured out what happened, but none of the why's were answered. I feel like I was left hanging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sydnie
    23/05/17
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    "terrible book."

    the book seemed to drag on and never really got to the point of anything. yh3 climax was terribly confusing and at the end s of the book it didn't even exploitation the events and how they tied together. waste of time. took me 2 months to read because it kept looking my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kerry A. Jones
    medford, ma United States
    2/05/17
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    "Too drawn out. Then just ends"

    This is the only Kathryn Croft book I have been disappointed in. It was excruciatingly drawn out and then abruptly ended. I felt it left some loose ends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • k.taylor
    6/01/17
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    "Fantastic ending...just took too long to get there"

    This is the third Kathryn Croft book I have listened to. I think she is a fantastic, suspense writer, and the first two books, I just LOVED. This one is still her great character development and twist and turns, but I really didn't start getting interested until about midway through. It felt like it took so long to "grab my attention". To be honest, if this hadn't been a Kathryn Croft book, I probably would have given up, but I just love her so much that I wanted to really give it a chance. Now, the last quarter of the book was fantastic! Left me on the edge of my seat and I LOVED the surprise ending. I know it's a lot to ask, but I want that feeling the whole way through a book...not just the last part.

    Side note: The narrator was great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mgeorge
    22/09/16
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    "Awful"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing, the story was terrible.


    What was most disappointing about Kathryn Croft’s story?

    This book was awful...it was like watching someone's ordinary life... NOTHING happens. I read to pull myself out of the ordinary day to day... Nothing of note happens in the book until the final 2 chapters, and even then you are so bored you really don't care what happens to this main character. I still don't know what ruined the 1st marriage of the main woman, infidelity I guess... there was zero details on that. And then she just seems like a complete idiot. She refuses to tell people about this man she is seeing, living with for god's sake but has no idea why... Then she starts getting "threatened" by a man that if it really was him doing "bad" things to ruin her life so much she has to move to another country could have been avoided with 3 little words, "IM SEEING SOMEONE". Ughhh awful. Don't waste your time or credits.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • London Girl
    9/10/16
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    "I hated it"

    Olivia is a disappointment selfish and stupid woman. I was not convinced be her relationship or the ending. The book was 90% boring and slow. Even the readers voice was boring. Don't understand why this has such great reviews. A terrible book!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    21/07/17
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    "It the best but kept me keen to read"

    I did enjoy the book but it was rather predictable I felt. I'm not sure how to describe the way I felt at the end, more questions than answers to an end?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Weliza
    Australia
    14/05/17
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    "Failure. Don't bother"
    What disappointed you about Behind Closed Doors?

    The story was unconvincing and weak. I was looking for a good, enjoyable listen and I like the psychological thriller genre, and whilst the narrator was excellent, the main characters in the book were awful. I guessed the denouement about a quarter of the way through, but hoped it was wrong and the story would get more developed, but it didn't. Terrible ending. It felt like the author was casting around for an idea of bringing the book to a close, and came up with something that was hasty and shocking.


    Has Behind Closed Doors put you off other books in this genre?

    No, I usually enjoy this genre.


    Which character – as performed by Lisa Coleman – was your favourite?

    None.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Behind Closed Doors?

    The beginning, middle and end.


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator was excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Georgina
    27/02/17
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    "good storyline"

    I did see the ending coming however and I felt it ended rather abruptly without much explanation...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrs fiona mackenzie
    18/02/17
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    "Rubbish!"

    Usually really like Kathryn crofts books but this one was utter rubbish! Think she's been reading too much fifty shades herself!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jenna
    Somerset
    8/02/17
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    "Dull"
    What would have made Behind Closed Doors better?

    the story is dull and goes on for too long, I give up on it now !


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • avid reader
    London
    25/12/16
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    "Not interesting"

    The story was flat and the conclusion did not justify the suspense.

    None of the 3 main characters were likeable, and Olivia was difficult to relate to, her immediate obsession with her neighbour was not realistic.

    Disappointing read the book should not be compared to Gillian Flynn or S.J Watson

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Lesley Davidson
    20/11/16
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    "another brilliant book"

    loved this story, it kept me gripped front start to finish, desperately trying get to work out how it ended. brilliantly narrated. 5 stars again from me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • HMPS64
    London, UK
    8/11/16
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    "page turner but a complete fail at the end"

    captivating story which is well written but a horrible and utterly flat ending. the main character is a flaky and weak person with severe pychological issues. implausible at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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