When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor, and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book. Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women.
Behind the Door is a fascinating novel that will not only entertain readers but fulfill readers intrigue and curiosity. Behind the Door is a book I was keen to read ever since discovering it; when I found the book and read the rave reviews and learned of the themes laced throughout the book I knew that I would not only have to read it but that I would also love it. I knew that I would love the book because at the heart of the story is psychology. Psychology covers a broad range of topics, but the core psychological topic in Behind the Door is sexual behavior but not normal sexual behaviors… twisted and even disturbing behaviors. Many readers will not know of some of the unusual behaviors that exist so this will intrigue readers and keep them entertained. The intriguing psychological aspects combined with A. Gavazzoni’s exceptional literature makes me believe that all readers, no matter your reading tastes will love and bewitched by the book so what are you waiting for! Read the phenomenal book and get lost in a twisted but entertaining story.
Behind the Door follows the esteemed protagonist of the novel, Simone, ‘a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior.’ Simone has a large clientele thanks to her many years of work; Simone’s clientele includes women and men from all backgrounds and from many age groups, and her goal is to help and treat their sexual behavioral issues which are very far from the norm! Simone has received great recognition for her work and the help she provides, after all, Simone is a professor so when she is asked by a savvy defense attorney, Carl, to help with a case he is working on she agrees and throws herself into it. Little does she know that the case she investigates will be unlike anything she has witnessed before. The case in question revolves around Manhattan lawyer whose ‘partner’ Lara dies during a sex game of theirs. Carl is trying to prove that the death was accidental and in no way murder and so Simone must investigate the presumed murderer and analyze his side of the story… word for word. Behind the Door, however, is a multi-layered novel and the criminal investigation is not the only focus in the book. Instead, the reader will also follow Simone as she continues her work, helping and treating those with troubling sexual disorders and all of this happens while a terrifying, deadly spree of killings are occurring that involve the torture and murder of women. Are these events intertwined? Separate? Read the thrilling and fascinating book and be taken on the journey to find out!
The story of Behind the Door is everything I wanted it to be and so much more. When I read the reviews of the book, I was impressed… However! I did worry that they had made my expectations too high! That is why when I started to read the book I was a tad hesitant because I wanted it to be just as great as the reviews had described it to be. I can happily write now book lovers now that I have finished the book and by chapter two I was hooked and turning the pages with haste!
A. Gavazzoni is an author whose literature I admire, one quality I admire about Gavazzoni is the fact that she is brazen with her writing. A lot of authors shy away from sex in literature, and many of them would never dream of writing about sexual behaviors that are yes, very twisted! So I admire Gavazzoni for being brave and writing a sensational book on a somewhat taboo subject. This shows us, readers, that Gavazzoni is a risk taker and an author who is prepared to take risks for the pleasure and entertainment of her readers; this is a quality I admire in an author, so it is safe to say that Gavazzoni will always have a reader in me now!
Not only is Gavazzoni a phenomenal author for being bold with her literature but she also is thanks to the creation of her unique story and her development of it that flowed beautifully throughout. The story is most undoubtedly unique but it is also breathtaking as well as entertaining. Gavazzoni ensures from beginning to end that her readers are entertained, and she does this by lacing twists and turns throughout her book as well as shocking her readers with her daring literature!
Overall Behind the Door is a superb, dramatic, thrilling novel that captivated me for hours on end and so, I have no choice but to award this stellar read five stars! So please, if you are looking for a unique novel then have a read of Behind the Door…you will not regret it!
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