Chris Taylor grew up on a farm in north-west New South Wales, Australia. She always had a thirst for stories and recalls writing her first book at the ripe old age of eight. Always a lover of romance and happily-ever-afters, a career in criminal law sparked her interest in intrigue and suspense. For Chris to be able to combine romance with suspense in her books is a dream come true.
Chris is married to Linden and is the mother of five children. If not behind her computer, you can find her doing the school run, taxiing children to swimming lessons, football, ballet and cricket. In her spare time, Chris loves to read her favorite authors who include Richard North Patterson, Sandra Brown, Kathleen E Woodiwiss and Jude Devereaux.
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.
The boxed set collection includes Books 1-5 of the series:
The Perfect Husband
The Body Thief
The Baby Snatchers
The Final Bullet
The Debt Collector
W 1973 roku George Lucas nabazgrał w swoim notatniku pierwsze zdania o walce galaktycznego Imperium z rebeliantami. Cztery dekady i ponad 40 miliardów dolarów później gadżetów związanych z uniwersum Gwiezdnych Wojen było więcej niż mieszkańców Ziemi, a wiara rycerzy Jedi stała się oficjalnie uznawaną religią.
Dzieło Lucasa wyrwało się z ram kina. Dziś jest jedną z najbardziej lukratywnych i wpływowych marek. Kompletna historia fenomenu Gwiezdnych Wojen nie została jednak nigdy opowiedziana. Aż do dziś. Trzymasz ją w ręku.
Chris Taylor – dziennikarz tygodnika „Time” i redaktor portalu Mashable – podąża śladami gwiezdnej sagi: od jej trudnych narodzin, poprzez burzliwe losy marki, aż po kontrowersje wokół najnowszego filmu. Dociera do ludzi, którzy pomogli przekuć pomysł Lucasa w legendę. Spotyka fanów i ludzi od marketingu, dla których Gwiezdne Wojny stały się sposobem na życie. Stacza walki ze współczesnymi rycerzami Jedi i majsterkuje z konstruktorami droidów.
Taylor szuka odpowiedzi na pytania, jak to się stało, że Gwiezdne Wojny przyciągnęły i zainspirowały miliony, i dlaczego będą rozpalać naszą wyobraźnię i zarabiać gigantyczne pieniądze przez kolejne pokolenia.
„Nie sposób wyobrazić sobie fana Gwiezdnych Wojen, który nie pokocha tej książki...” — Booklist
„Niezwykle zabawna opowieść. Taylor śledzi fenomen Gwiezdnych Wojen od narodzin pomysłu do szczytu popularności i mówi nam: «Spójrz tylko, jakie to ogromne!»” — Simon Pegg, aktor i fan GW
Samantha Wolfe is no stranger to death. As a senior forensic pathologist at the Department of Forensic Medicine in Sydney, she’s lost count of the number of post mortems she’s performed in the quest to find answers. But something strange is happening in the Glebe Morgue. The number of bodies coming through with donated organs has surged upwards and there doesn’t appear to be any valid reason. Has the government’s initiatives to increase the number of organ donors finally paid off, or is something far more sinister at play? The more Sam delves into the mystery, the more she’s certain evil lurks nearby.
Detective Sergeant Rohan Coleridge is put in charge of the investigation and he’s not exactly happy about it. The last time he spoke to Samantha Wolfe, she was a college student and accused him of walking out on his responsibilities. Taking on the investigation means significant hours spent up close and personal with her and he’s not sure if either of them will walk away unscathed… or even if he wants to.
The more Rohan investigates, the more he’s convinced something is amiss, but is the perpetrator one of the doctors of the prestigious Sydney Harbour Hospital, or is it someone far closer to home….?
Colby Shearer has a successful, demanding career as a lawyer and crown prosecutor. By chance, he meets Monica at his younger sister’s wedding. Immediately drawn to her stunning beauty, they engage in a torrid fling. But then the holiday is over and they return to their separate lives. While Colby is keen to remain in contact, Monica blows him off. He’s confused and upset, but there is nothing he can do about it.
Monica returns to her previous life, thrilled in the knowledge that she’s pregnant. Determined to keep it a secret from Colby, she’s shocked and horrified when she runs into him outside the court room. Relieved that she’s only two months along and not showing, she then discovers he’s prosecuting her brother for murder and will be in their lives for weeks to come.
What will happen when he discovers her treachery? Will he demand to be part of her baby’s life? To exert his rights as a father? It’s her worst nightmare come true and the thought makes her sick – almost as sick as the realization her brother might be a murderer….