Behind Closed Doors- Catherine Alliott

Thrilled to join Michael Joseph for this one.

From the outside, anyone would think that Lucy Palmer has it all: loving children, a dashing husband and a gorgeous home.

But when her marriage to Michael comes to an abrupt and unexpected end, her life is turned upside down in a flash.

As the truth of her marriage threatens to surface, Lucy seizes the opportunity to swap her house in London – and the stories it hides – for a rural escape to her parents’ farmhouse in the Chilterns.

But Lucy gets more than she bargained for when she moves back to her childhood home. With her parents growing older disgracefully, she can hardly keep up with their social life – especially when it throws her into the path of an old flame.

Coming face-to-face with her mistakes, Lucy is forced to confront the secrets she’s been keeping from herself and those she loves.

Is she ready to let someone in? Or will she leave the door to her past firmly closed ….

My Bookish Thoughts:

Wow! I have completely and utterly devoured this book in just one sitting. I have not been able to find any suitable moments to put this one down and complete and real jobs.

I have been been completely gripped by this book. The plot has flowed nicely and the author has superb character development throughout. I have found that this has been a powerful and thought provoking novel. It has really made me question if we really know what is taking place in the lives of others.

This has been an addictive read, I have felt torn between devouring the entire thing and not wanting it to come to an end. Lucy is a fabulous main character and one I’ve really enjoyed the journey with.

Alliot has created an addictive yet cleverly written plot which really pulls you into the pages. I have been kept guessing by this one and found this deeper than I had expected.

This is a new author for me, however I am 100% converted as a fan. I have adored the way the book is written and the characters are superb. The cover of this novel is beautiful, it really does invite the reader and make you want to know more about the book.

This is without a doubt a five star read and one I highly recommend.

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