9781250121004_9c076The domestic thriller by B.A. Paris may be headed to the silver screen.

Behind Closed Doors (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press; Macmillan; OverDrive Sample) was a hit in the UK, selling more than 100,000 copies in its first week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It did not do quite as well here, spending just four weeks on the bottom on the NYT bestseller list. It was, however, both a LibraryReads and an Indie Next pick and got starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist.

The novel tells the creepy story of a seemingly perfect couple. A highly successful lawyer and a devoted wife, but that facade covers a horrible life of abuse and sadism. The LibraryReads annotation says:

“On the surface, Jack and Grace have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, and the perfect jobs. What lies beneath the surface is something so sinister yet so believable that it will horrify most readers. What happens behind closed doors and could, or would, you believe it? This is a superb story of psychological abuse that will have your heart racing right up to the end.” — Marika Zemke, Commerce Township Public Library, Commerce Twp, MI

Melissa London Hilfers will write the adaptation. She tells Deadline that the book is a “gripping, modern Hitchcockian thriller exploring what truth lies beneath the veneer we all project.”

It is early days yet and there is no news about who will direct or star.

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