Behind Closed Doors by Catherine Alliott is a marvellous psychological suspense that will have you glued from the start.
Catherine Alliott has created a perfect cast of eclectic characters. The leading lady really brought out the mothering instincts in me – she was kind and caring, recovering from years of domestic abuse.
Catherine Alliott has sensitively portrayed a damaged marriage with the husband and father wielding the psychological power. The fall-out of the abuse has far reaching victims. The reader witnesses how years of abuse have effects that blur the truth and the lies, so deep is the trauma.
We witness a dreadfully tormented soul who is wracked with guilt that is undeserved.
There is a loving extended family with grown up children who are very wise and also elderly parents who need help but are trying to remain independent. We see a life that is trying to balance all things.
Everyone carries scars. Some are physical. Others are hidden deep within. All need healing. Sometimes we just need someone to notice us and to care.
Behind Closed Doors was a cleverly constructed novel. It was definitely a chilling read at times as the reader witnessed the level of control exerted but we were powerless to stop it.
I was completely caught up in the action and read the book in just two sittings.
Behind Closed Doors is a marvellous but disturbing read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.