Behind a Closed Door: Is anyone ever really safe?

Behind a Closed Door: Is anyone ever really safe?

by Adele O'Neill

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What if everything in your life was a lie? An emotionally tense story of love, loyalty, betrayal and revenge. Perfect for the fans of Louise Jenson.

DUBLIN - For the past two years Jill Ryan has tried to keep her darkest secrets deeply buried and remain relatively anonymous. Haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her life together, Jill soon realises that the last person she can trust is herself.

KILKENNY - Only Heather Martin knows the lengths her husband will go to teach her a lesson and Heather has had enough. Faced with the impossible choice of saving herself or staying to care for her ailing father, Heather has a choice to make. But does she have what it takes to survive?

When Detectives Louise Kennedy in Dublin and Tony Kelly in Kilkenny begin to investigate, their dark discoveries collide unravelling a complex web of secrets that stretch far and wide.

What readers are saying:

'O'Neill is back with an equally gripping sequel ... A remarkable ability to get under the skin of characters ... Page-turning prose' Sunday Independent Dublin.

'Behind a Closed Door blew my socks off and is a very cleverly written and addictive read' Ginger Book Geek.

'I thoroughly enjoyed reading this compelling book. Definitely recommend!' Dash Fan Book Reviews.

'I found it haunting, atmospheric, daunting, thrilling and gripping. It's one of those reads that will grip you and spit you out' Read Along with Sue.

'Dark and deep secrets! A well constructed plot that is deeply disturbing! Great story!' Cathy Thompson, NetGalley.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786696793
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 311
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Adele is a writer from Co. Wicklow who lives with her husband Alan and her two teenage daughters. Influenced by writers across all genres she has a particular fondness for fiction that is relatable and realistic. Her debut novel was awarded The Annie McHale Debut Novel Award for 2017 and is a character driven story of survival, dark family secrets and sibling loyalty, just like life. Her second novel Behind a Closed Door is another emotionally harrowing tale of impossible choices, loyalty and friendship. Adele writes overlooking the Irish Sea, which she credits for the tumultuous dynamics in the relationships and lives of her unsuspecting characters in her third novel, When the Time Comes, another dark tale that tests the lengths we go to protect the ones we love.

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Behind a Closed Door: Is anyone ever really safe? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
This is the story of a woman told from two time frames. The first is the wife of a police officer. He is beyond abusive and she knows for sure that he will kill her one day. When one beating causes her to lose her unborn child, she decides she's had enough. With the help of a woman who is helping her father who has Alzheimer's she finally runs. The second part deals with the woman she is now, almost two years after leaving. She's changed her name and no one knows who she really is .. not even the man she's fallen in love with. Suffering PTSD and horrific flashbacks in nightmares, she finally seeks help from a therapist. Still mortally afraid that her husband will find her, she tells the therapist only a small part of the horrendous treatment she survived. This is such a brutal story of the worst kind of domestic violence. This author has handled the subject very well with the character development of all those involved. At times it's gut-wrenching and sad, at other times I became angry, and the ending, although a little anti-climatic, left me emotionally exhausted. This book held me in its unrelenting grip from the very first page. Many thanks to the author / Aria / Netgalley for the digital copy of this psychological thriller. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.