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Behind Closed Doors

Written by: Kathryn Croft
Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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A chilling psychological thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Nicci French, Sophie Hannah, S. J. Watson and Elizabeth Haynes that will haunt you long after you've finished listening....

In this dark psychological thriller, Olivia Taylor believes she has suffered the worst life can throw at her after the breakup of her marriage. Full of hope, she starts a new life with her nine-year-old daughter, Ellie, only to find the worst is yet to come.

Meeting Michael Crossman is the beginning of an unspeakable nightmare for Olivia, and her world slowly unravels. It is only through the retelling of her story that we piece together what has led her to become a mere shadow of the woman she once was.

©2013 Kathryn Croft (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • PollyAnna2
  • 2017-04-20

Do women like this really exist?!!?

The performance was fantastic! And normally I love Kathryn Croft, but this... the main character is a hideous excuse for a mother let alone human being. I know, we all make bad decisions, and there has to be some level of "flawed" to build the story line; however, this is just heinous. The ending didn't shock me, and like others have pointed out, it seemed rushed and thrown together just to finish the book. I'll still read and listen to Crofts books, but if you're looking for a good one, let this one pass... it's not worth it. And will likely leave you frustrated and disgruntled like so many of the others, and myself.

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  • Traybell
  • 2016-10-19

Emding falls short<br />

I really enjoyed listening to this book, but when the plot and ending all came together, it was too much, too quick! It felt like the author was suddenly on a deadline and had to end it quickly. I felt like too many things were left undone. I needed more.

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  • Gina Hatfield
  • 2017-05-03

Probably one of the worst books I've ever listened to

This was a very long uninteresting story about someone's ordinary life until the last 2 minutes of the story. It was such a disappointment. There was no foreshadowing to draw the reader in. I listened to the entire book and I'm still not sure exactly what was going on behind closed doors...a complete waste of my time and money.

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  • MJ
  • 2017-01-13

A Hot Mess

The only thing that could get me through this sorry tale is another stellar performance by Lisa Coleman.
The main character is a sad excuse for a woman on every level. A fine example of the dim witted stereo type: women who let their desire to be loved by a man trump all form of reason. Childish and pathetic. I have never disliked a character more.
I have enjoyed other Kathryn Croft novels but this one missed the mark completely. The abrupt silly ending was the icing on the cake. A hot mess from beginning to end.

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  • PB
  • 2019-01-25

Mommy Porn

This thin storyline features a pathetic lead character, who for no apparent reason makes incredibly poor choices. From start to finish it is riddled with perverted mommy porn. A total waste of time. So unlike her other books, which are great.

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  • Jamie Garfield
  • 2017-12-30

Wow!!

I kind of expected some of the plot but the ending was intense. Love this author and the reader. This is my 5th title by her. This is a great read.

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  • Kerry a jones
  • 2017-05-02

Too drawn out. Then just ends

This is the only Kathryn Croft book I have been disappointed in. It was excruciatingly drawn out and then abruptly ended. I felt it left some loose ends.

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  • lil' old me
  • 2017-04-29

A Disappointing One for Croft...

I have been a fan of Katherine Kroft's books for a few weeks now, the last 3 all being nearly page turners.
This one, unfortunately, was not. While I had some sympathy for the main character, I grew tired of the predictability of her thought processes. I knew that the main male in the story would ultimately change her life, but only when halfway through did I realize it wouldn't be quite as I'd initially expected.
I did enjoy the way 's. Craft told this story as the main character, speaking to the male. A different angle--which was really the only reason I finished the book.....that and Lisa Coleman's narration is always perfection!!!

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  • Melissa
  • 2019-03-13

Don’t - just don’t

I wish I’d read the reviews before purchasing. As a Kathryn Croft fan I didn’t vet this. Awful characters - idiot protagonist - constantly made me want to bang my head onto my desk at the stupidity. Ugh.

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  • Luelala
  • 2018-09-11

mainly long romance

I found this book to be boring. It is mainly a ridiculous long love story with lots of sex scenes. The woman who is the main character has no self worth or confidence. I figured out the supposedly shocking ending quite soon into the book and to me it seemed quite obvious. Read the whole book hoping for a twist I wasn't expecting only to be dissatisfied by the end and unsurprisingly it was the twist I was expecting.