Author: B.A. Paris
Rating: 3/5 stars
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.
Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.
Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.
This book had me suspending my belief in all kinds of ways. I thought, that just doesn’t make any sense, why would they… more than once. With no forthcoming explanation. That being said, the author did an amazing job of creating a feeling of claustrophobic unease that compelled me to keep turning the pages. This book does its job as a thriller.
That ending. Wow. Not that it wasn’t predictable, just those last pages were… wow.
I will read more from this author.