Behind the Door by A. Gavazzoni is an erotic thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The story is about a woman that is a psychiatrist for people with sexual disorders. She meets a man that is a lawyer and needs her help. The drama and suspense ensue from there. I enjoyed reading this book because Gavazzoni is a master of keeping you in suspense. She holds your interest from the first page. The main characters were thought out and brought to light little by little throughout the story. The plot was well written and held my interest the entire time.
The story starts out with the main character Simone giving a lecture at a conference when this man interrupts her to ask her questions. She seems peeved by this and tell him to wait until the end. They meet up after, and he asks for her help. She eventually agrees and reads the story of the man that he is defending. It is a back and forth with flashbacks of the story of what happened to the women in the journal and Simone’s life. Eventually, things start to go bad for Simone because she is helping this man. The story ends with a lot of conflict and drama that leads to a satisfying ending.
The thing I like the most about the story was the twist. I did not see that coming at all. I was pleasantly shocked. I also loved that Gavazzoni did not give us all the information about her characters all at once. She let us find out about them slowly. Revealing the characters slowly makes for a better read all around. Another thing I liked is how the story played out. The reader is dropped into this world of sexual behaviors and left to fend for themselves. Being dropped into this world makes the reader stop and thinks about what problems people have out there are serious. This world gives the reader an insight into what happens when a person is traumatized early in life.
The thing that I did not like about the story is that it was a little slow for my taste. It could have moved just a little bit faster to get to the end game. The only other thing that I did not like was the fact that the secondary characters were not as fleshed out as the main characters. Giving them a little bit of a backstory would have helped with the story. I believe that it would have helped the reader to understand some of the things that went on in the story, and gave them a better vision of why certain things were being done.
I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. The reason behind this rating is that the author gave us this fantastic book about sexual behaviors that keep you on the edge of your seat. A. Gavazzoni is an amazing author that delivers a great story and great characters. I would recommend this to anyone the is interested in this world. This is not a book for the faint of heart or the younger readers under 17. I cannot wait to start reading Lara’s Journal the second book by Gavazzoni.
- Paperback: 586 pages
- Publisher: Independently Published (15 January 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1520386176
- ISBN-13: 978-1520386171
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.7 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
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