"Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve."
One of my favourite books last year was Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. There is something addictive about domestic thrillers as of lately. The Last Mrs. Parrish isn't face-paced, but it's fuelled by suspense. The tagline for Behind Closed Doors was, "The perfect marriage or the perfect lie?", and I think this is the best way to describe this book. This is a tale of envy and greed, weaved as a psychological thriller. The reader encounters psychological manipulation, betrayal, and revenge.
What I liked:
I loved the character of Daphne Parrish, (however it takes 2/3 of the book to reach her point of view). The story is addictive. After the first chapter, I was hooked. It's jaw dropping to think what some women are willing to do in order to have the 'perfect life,' and how quickly jealousy can become obsession. I really liked how the authors presented dual perspectives, illustrating how our views can be flawed, and appearances can be deceiving.
What I didn't like:
The ending is great, don't get me wrong, but it felt rushed! The first part tended to drag on and on... we get it...you want her life, reminiscent of some slow, Lifetime movie. When it finally came time to see everything come together it fell flat, entirely artificial. I also didn't like the scenes of domestic violence. If you've read or seen Big Little Lies, you know what I'm referring to. It would make for a great movie though! I'm thinking Jon Hamm meets Kate Mara and Rachel Weisz.
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