Behind Closed Doors

Author: Natalie R. Collins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429991712

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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For twenty years, they had been closer than sisters, sharing girlhood secrets, their hopes and dreams for the future—and a soul-searing promise. Melissa was the only one who knew what had really happened to Jannie beyond the sacred walls of the Mormon Temple the night that changed her life forever.... UNTIL HER BEST FRIEND VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE. Now Melissa has gone missing, just days after entrusting Jannie with a mysterious box that someone would kill to possess. And someone has—leaving in their murderous wake an innocent victim and a trail of blood that leads to the heart of Jannie's hidden burden. Desperate to protect her secret, and to find out what has happened to Melissa, Jannie trusts no one. Not the stranger whose piercing green eyes have already seen too much, nor the family and friends whose familiar fold may be shielding a cold-blooded killer who is lurking BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

Behind Closed Doors

Author: S. M.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147978656X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Behind Closed Doors is a heartwarming story that talks about survival and a mother's suffering. SM bravely opens her door and shares her experience on how she overcame her dark shadows while liberating herself from her inner fears and standing for what's right.Abandoned at 2 days old and raised in a violent household while being sexually abused for 5 years, SM came to find her strength through her books believing that someday, she will be freed from life's turmoil and be saved by her prince charming. At 17 she fell in love and at 20 wed the man of her dreams in the hope that he is the answer to her prayers, unfortunately life doesn't turn out according to plan and ended up discovering that her prince charming was a wolf in a sheep's clothing and the abuses continued. Endurance was the mode to survive not for herself but for her two sons. She found the courage to run away and took the role as father and mother while rebuilding her life once again.

Behind Closed Doors

Author: B. A. Paris

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121019

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1449


THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? “A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl “This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review) "A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review) “This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer) “The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post “This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed. From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

Behind Closed Doors

Author: Murray Murray Arnold Straus,Richard J. Gelles,Suzanne K. Steinmetz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412817936

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 3163


Behind Closed Doors is grounded in the unprecedented national survey of the extent, patterns, and causes of violence in the American family. Based on a study of over 2,000 families, the authors provide landmark insights into this phenomenon of violence and what causes Americans to inflict it on their family members. The authors explore the relationship between spousal abuse and child abuse as well as abuse between siblings, violence by children against their parents, and the causes and effects of verbal abuse. Taken together, their analysis provides a vivid picture of how violence is woven into the fabric of family life and why the hallmark of family life is both love and violence. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of interest to both the professional and the layperson on an important topic, which concerns the social well-being of us all.

Behind Closed Doors

Author: Danielle Allysandra Wauren

Publisher: Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd

ISBN: 981458049X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Debra has always felt insecure about who she was. She hated the life she had with her mother, never knew her dad. She struggles even more upon discovering she has a superpower. Seeing the future was her ability. Her mission was to find who her dad was but is interrupted when she found her mom dead on the floor after coming home from school. Juggling two missions, she finds out this it’s a tangled tale as the murderer was the person she was actually looking for – Dad.

Behind Closed Doors

Author: Sue Smethurst,Katherine X.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925030466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Four children by her father. Thirty years of horrific sexual abuse. Now updated with a new epilogue, detailing Katherine’s brave stand at the Royal Commission In March 2009, Joseph Fritzl was sentenced to life in jail for the systematic imprisonment, torture and rape of his daughter Elisabeth over 24 years, fathering seven children. The case shocked the world. But just a month before, the story of Australia’s own house of horrors was emerging in a Victorian country town. Under a blanket of suppression orders, a man in his late sixties was quietly arrested, charged – and later convicted – for the systematic rape, abuse and imprisonment of his only daughter, ‘Katherine’, which spanned decades. He fathered four of her children. Until recently, this shocking story had been buried under a complex legal web and Katherine’s insistence on silence so that she could rebuild her shattered life and protect her children. In Behind Closed Doors, Katherine speaks out and tells the story of how she survived – and how such degrading abuse went unnoticed for so long. Now, a new epilogue reveals the evidence Katherine gave at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, detailing the betrayal she felt at having been ignored for so long.

Behind Closed Doors

Author: Therese Lichtenstein,Hans Bellmer,International Center of Photography

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209848

Category: Art

Page: 254

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Until now there has been little available in English about Bellmer's dolls, and Lichtenstein's book will be welcomed for its fresh interpretations of the artist's work and his place in European modernism. Eighty striking photographs accompany the text."--BOOK JACKET.

Behind Closed Doors

Author: Johanna Rothman,Esther Derby

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680503162

Category: Computers

Page: 172

View: 7721


Great management is difficult to see as it occurs. It's possible to see the results of great management, but it's not easy to see how managers achieve those results. Great management happens in one-on-one meetings and with other managers---all in private. It's hard to learn management by example when you can't see it. You can learn to be a better manager---even a great manager---with this guide. You'll follow along as Sam, a manager just brought on board, learns the ropes and deals with his new team over the course of his first eight weeks on the job. From scheduling and managing resources to helping team members grow and prosper, you'll be there as Sam makes it happen. You'll find powerful tips covering: Delegating effectively Using feedback and goal-setting Developing influence Handling one-on-one meetings Coaching and mentoring Deciding what work to do---and what not to do ...and more. Full of tips and practical advice on the most important aspects of management, this is one of those books that can make a lasting andimmediate impact on your career.

Behind Closed Doors

Author: Amanda Vickery

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300188560

Category: History

Page: 445

View: 7937


From the award-winning author of The Gentleman’s Daughter,a witty and academic illumination of daily domestic life in Georgian England. In this brilliant work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. Writing with her customary wit and verve, she introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dormer in her stately Oxfordshire mansion, bachelor clerk and future novelist Anthony Trollope in his dreary London lodgings, genteel spinsters keeping up appearances in two rooms with yellow wallpaper, servants with only a locking box to call their own. Vickery makes ingenious use of upholsterer’s ledgers, burglary trials, and other unusual sources to reveal the roles of house and home in economic survival, social success, and political representation during the long eighteenth century. Through the spread of formal visiting, the proliferation of affordable ornamental furnishings, the commercial celebration of feminine artistry at home, and the currency of the language of taste, even modest homes turned into arenas of social campaign and exhibition. The basis of a 3-part TV series for BBC2. “Vickery is that rare thing, an…historian who writes like a novelist.”—Jane Schilling, Daily Mail “Comparison between Vickery and Jane Austen is irresistible…This book is almost too pleasurable, in that Vickery's style and delicious nosiness conceal some seriously weighty scholarship.”—Lisa Hilton, The Independent “If until now the Georgian home has been like a monochrome engraving, Vickery has made it three dimensional and vibrantly colored. Behind Closed Doors demonstrates that rigorous academic work can also be nosy, gossipy, and utterly engaging.”—Andrea Wulf, New York Times Book Review

Behind Closed Doors

Author: Olivia Rupprecht

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 9780553441420

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 3645


Myles Wellington, still grieving over the loss of his young wife, is surprised when he learns that her sister, Faith, is carrying his child, a secret final gift of love from his wife