BEHIND CLOSED DOORS BY B. A. PARIS
A MUST BUY MUST READ!
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace.
He has looks and wealth, she 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 you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.
Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.
Sometimes the perfect marriage is a perfect lie.
This is a must buy must read!
I welcome you all to a new author B. A. Paris who is a very clever new author. B. A. Paris is most certainly going to be an author to keep a watch out for in the future. I couldn’t put the book down I just loved every page of Behind Closed Doors. I highly recommend B. A Paris as she certainly knows how to make readers feel the nervous tension without you not knowing what is going to happen from page to page. Full marks to this author who added in some breath-taking moments. How the author thought certain things up I just don’t know, but it just goes to show this author has a brilliant first class imagination to keep readers on the edge of their seat.
To Grace and Jack’s family and friends every thing looks bright as roses on the outside, with the perfect couple who have perfect marriage. Jack is handsome, and a dedicated lawyer, and a loving husband. Grace, Jack’s wife is elegant, who gave up her job to be a consummate housewife, but who seems to be a prisoner.
Grace’s friends and family seem to find it difficult to contact her as Grace does not have a mobile phone and what makes grace’s life even stranger she doesn’t even have her own email address. It appears that Grace and her husband Jack share the same email address. Could that be because they have no secrets from each other or is there something more to Grace and Jack’s marriage?
THE VISITORS BOOK AND OTHER GHOST STORIES SOPHIE HANNAH
In this small but perfectly formed collection of supernatural short stories, Sophie Hannah, takes the comforting scenes of everyday life and imbues them with a frisson of fear. Why is a young woman so unnerved by the presence of a visitors book in her boyfriend’s inner-city home? And whose spidery handwriting is it that fills the pages? Who is the strangely courteous boy still lingering at a child’s birthday party when all the others have left? And why does the presence of a perfectly ordinary woman in a post office queue leave another customer pallid and quaking with fear?
The visitors Book And Other Ghost Stories is a great tiny hardback that will fit in to your handbag, or add as a super stocking filler. I am not a snob but I liked best, the ghost story of Victoria Scase whose parents and family are snobs. When Victoria visits her boyfriend, Aaron’s house for the first time it is just a two-up, two-down terrace on a street lined with similar houses. It is not that Victoria is a snob but once she is in side of Aaron’s house victoria refuses to sign his visitors book, with gold cursive writing. Nobody leaves or lives without signing it. Sophie Hannah is well-known for tension plots, she is one of my favourite authors. I always seem to find it so easy to get into any of her books.
LITTLE CHILDREN TOM PERROTTA
Beneath the placid surface of suburbia, the adults are throwing their toys out of their pram. Meet Sarah, the lapsed feminist who isn’t quite sure how she ended up as a traditional wife. And Todd, the handsome stay-at-home-dad known as the Prom King, to the playground mothers. And then there’s Mary Ann, busy scheduling everything including her sex life (every Tuesday at 9p.m. sharp.)
They all raise their kids in the kind of quite suburb where nothing ever seems to happen until one eventful summer, when a convicted criminal moves into the neighbourhood and two parents begin an affair which will take them further than they ever could have imagined.
MY REVIEW A group of young mothers were telling each other how tired they were. Sarah thought she was a researcher studying the behavior of boring suburban women. Cheryl is a mother of three-year-old Christian. Mary Ann is a mother of Troy and Isabelle. Theresa is the mother of Courtney. Each mother tells each other about their personal life.
Nothing much seems to happen where they live, but that all changed. The gossip is that Ronald James McGorvey, a forty-three-year-old former Catholic school custodian and convicted sex offender, who had moved in with his elderly mother right near where the mothers with their children lived. Some of the mothers had to pass by there everyday on their way to the playground.
THE THIRD SIN ALINE TEMPLETON
Pleasure is the highest good: the group who called themselves the Cyrenaics embraced the hedonistic principle until the death of one of their members from an overdose and the apparent suicide of another.Sobered, the group went their separate ways. One headed for Canada, another disappeared and a third was believed to have committed suicide, at least until his body turns up two years later in the wreck of a car swept up on the Solway mud flats.
DI Marjory Flemming is called to help with the investigation, but she faces obstruction , and hostility at every turn. With tensions both in her team and at hom,Fleming starts to feel the odds are stacked against her. Can she piece the puzzle together before someone else dies? And in the greedy pursuits of pleasure, just how far might a Cyrenaic go?
Sorry I couldn’t get into this book.
AUTUMN IN CATALONIA JANE MACKENZIE
During Spain’s turbulent 1960’s, in a mansion in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Joana idles her days away, banished her powerful husband Sergi, and alienated from her family.
Carla hates everything her parents stand for. She has embraced the student movement against Franco’s regime, but she has been watched and there are consequences. When her beloved fiance is arrested, Carla is left terrified and powerless to help either Luc or herself.
Maria shelters her rebellious granddaughter, Carla, but is left wondering again what is was that happened thirty years before to cause Joana to marry into the Franco regime and abandon her family.
The brutal legacy of the Spanish Civil War lingers on for these women. Can the arrival of an unknown cousin help them unite to face the enemy together, despite their ghosts and regrets, one autumn in Catalonia?
I loved reading Autumn in Catalonia because it was fresh and different. I would love to explore Daughter of Catalonia by Jane Mackenzie. Autumn in Catalonia opens up in Barcelona 1962, Carla takes her boyfriend Luc to introduce Luc to her Uncle and Aunt. unfortunately Carla’s relationship with her strict father is rather strained. Her papa is unhappy with Carla, she has being doing something political, her father has heard that she has been going on student marches. It appears her controlling father has been having Carla watched while she is at university. Carla’s papa was so angry with her that as he paid for her university course, he could take away her money for the course, her generous allowance that paid for her food and all her living cost. With a baby on the way Luc suggests that they should get married. But as Carla turns up with her case at Luc ‘s attic flat the door had been bashed in and the bed had collapsed and it certainly wasn’t Luc who had broken them. As they were going to have a baby and get married. where has Luc gone?
THIS IS YOUR LIFE HARRIET CHANCE JONATHAN EVISON
With Bernard her husband of fifty-five years, now in the grave, seventy-eight-year-old Harriet Chance impulsively sets sail on an Alaskan cruise that Bernard had planned. But what she hoped would be a voyage leading to a new lease of life becomes a surprising and revelatory journey onto Harriet’s past.
There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter midway through the cruise, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life. In the process she discovers that she’s been living most of that life under entirely false assumptions.
First of all I was drawn to this book by it wonderful cover. I didn’t find it funny as stated on the front cover. I found it quite moving at times. Harriet’s husband Bernard Chance passed way in November. To Harriet at seventy-eight Bernard is still alive in her imagination and she still talks to him. April 6, 2015 Harriet takes a phone call from Janis Segress from the Ann and Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation. Mr Chance never picked up his gift basket after the silent auction from 2013 and the voucher expires at the end of August. Harriet can collect the gift for the Alaskan cruise. Harriet chance sets sail on the Alaskan cruise that Bernard had planned. Something happens on the cruise for Harriet Chance. This is a novel full of important ideas about how we live our lives as parents, children, partners, and human beings.
HUSH KAREN ROBARDS
When Riley Cowan finds her estranged husband Jeff dead in his palatial home, she’s sure it’s no coincidence. The police rule it a suicide, but Riley thinks someone’s out for blood—specifically someone Jeff’s father ripped off in one of the biggest financial fraud cases of all time. She suspects that someone is trying to send a message to Jeff’s father: Tell me where the money is, or everyone you care about will die.
Riley’s in-laws might be billionaires, but she’s afraid that not even their dirty money can protect her from an irate investor who will stop at nothing to get his hands on his misappropriated cash.
Enter Finn Bradley, whose mission is to recover the mone.Keeping Riley alive plays no part in it. But when Riley becomes his chief suspect, Finn finds himself playing bodyguard to the one woman who might know the truth and at the same time can touch his life-harden heart.
Hush is New York Times best-selling author. The story is an intense romantic suspense. Although Riley and Jeff had been divorced for a year and a half, she was still her ex-husbands keeper. Jeff had texted Riley I got trouble. Meet me at the house ASAP. Houston House was huge. Dark. Deserted. Rooms with the size of a football field, giant crystal chandeliers dangling overhead. Riley found Jeff limp and pale suspended in midair. Jeff Cowan,was the twenty-nine-year-old son of disgraced financier George Cowan who had made off with billions of investor dollars in one of the biggest financial frauds in history. Did Jeff wrap an electrical cord around his own neck? could he have done it because he was ashamed of his father crime?Or did someone murder Jeff? Riley will hunt down her husband’s murderer before she becomes the next victim. Will the police discover the killer’s identity in time, before he resurfaces and strikes again? Karen Robards is one of the most reliable thriller-romance writers in the world.