Behind Closed Doors, a review by Shelley

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Carol Wyer

Amazon Publishing UK | Thomas & Mercer
Expected Publication December 6th, 2022
336 pages
Goodreads |Amazon

As a teen Stacey was kidnapped and held for ransom, losing a finger and part of her ear in the process. She always blamed her father for not paying the ransom, and police the police for suggesting he shouldn’t. Thirty years later her ex-husband, Jack, asks for her help after his daughter is kidnapped for ransom. He thinks she can help because of her experience being kidnapped and because she is an investigative journalist.
Ugh, I so dislike writing bad reviews but this book just didn’t do it for me. The fact that none of these fathers want to go to the police just didn’t fly with me. I also found Stacey’s amnesia hard to believe. And the flickering “cinema” images of her memory coming back was a little over the top. The book takes place over four days and the chapters are separated by each day. It is told in the present tense with “flashbacks” of Stay’s lost memories. The storyline was really out there, I mean how many times can one person get away with kidnapping teenage girls!!?? I found this really slow-going, unbelievable, and repetitive. I am really sorry to the author who put so much into this work of fiction but it really wasn’t my cup of tea.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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