Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris
Every home has their secrets, every marriage has their hidden challenges, but Jack and Grace have a complete different life behind their beautiful house... Is it time for Grace to reveal the truth?
This is one of these books that after you finish it you have to take a deep breath and let your conscience reflect on what you have read. It is not an easy book, is painful and deep, making you realise the secrets that can be hidden in your neighbourhood without anyone noticing.
Sometimes when you are reading a book, you like it and feel it, but in this case is more deeper than this, you really suffer Grace's pain and fear. For me the best in the book was the last sentence, which makes the book to wrap perfectly...
"What colour was Millie's room, Grace?"
Without this question, the book would be good, but this was the nail that makes the book amazing, making you realise that she is not alone...
Everyday there are a lot of domestic abuse victims, I would like to think that if someone near me is being abused I would notice, but sadly after reading this book I understand that they cover it so deeply that it is almost impossible to know. It has to be extremely difficult to accept that you are a victim, the person that you thought loved you is making you pain, and having children or family depending on you makes your decisions even more difficult. It is not easy to ask for help, sadly not everyone believes in the truth, but staying single is not and option neither!
Read this book not as a fiction, but as real life for some women, how brave and strong they are to suffer this pain alone and at the end leave their partners. They are not victims, they are heroines.
Which is the colour of your room?