"Behind Closed Doors" is a creeping, insidious novel of nail-biting psychological suspense. It proves that not only is the perfect life sometimes a facade, but it can also be deadly. The characters are three-dimensional and easily evoke either empathy or horror, while the author thrills with circumstances that one would not think possible in the twenty-first century and that make readers truly think. Told in alternating chapters of the past and the present, the plot unfolds as the two gradually coalesce to close the story. There is no gore, but expect to feel disturbed on a skin-crawling level as the incredible tale transpires.