Pub: Mira UK
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 andGrace 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 their bedroom windows.
Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
Taut and impressive,this chilling novel will frighten its reader. It actually gave me palpitations.
Grace seems to have all the attributes that her name suggests, poise, beauty but what she has that most women don’t, is a twisted and psychotic husband. He is a complete lunatic.
Jack is charming and handsome, women notice him and want to be with him.
Don’t for one minute think, ‘Why doesn’t she get out’…. she can’t. She doesn’t just have herself to save, she has her 17 year old Down syndrome sister, who Jack is hell-bent on ‘having’.
He is manipulative and contrived and is constantly with her, even to the point of going to the toilet and waiting, but even this seems like a sweet and loving gesture to the glossy and romantic eye.
B.A.Paris has written a ‘take your breathe away’ novel it is a disturbing, deeply threatening and……. classy. Jack is the perfect protagonist, his intent and calculated mind has just the right dose of malevolence to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Never does a book about about domestic violence enthrall and horrify in equal measure.