Home » Read » behind-closed-doors-4

Read Books: Behind Closed Doors 4

...
Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : B. A. Paris
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781250121011
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 : Alanna Nash
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 577
  • ISBN : 9780815412588
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Music
  • This book represents 27 compelling conversations with the creme de la creme of country music. 27 photos.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : B. A. Paris
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1250132363
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 : Nicole Prince
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1482041731
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • "BEHIND CLOSED DOORS" Is about four women who are unable to cope with the realization of their sexual preferences; having sex with other women. Anissa Taylor is a curious, married and successful real estate agent, and Johnnise Brown is a bi-sexual pretty young woman with expensive taste... and a boyfriend. Lynn Hightower is a very judgmental successful attorney openly critical of gay women. She is also running for political office and Marinda Scott is a confused 16 year old current captain of her high school basketball team. She is a lonely young woman trapped inside the wrong body that is teetering between attempting suicide and trying to accept her sexual identity. Although these women attend the same church, they are only passing acquaintances coping with their own demons.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Murray A. Straus,Richard J. Gelles,Suzanne K. Steinmetz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9781351298667
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • The marriage license as a hitting license, child abuse, sibling war is the powerful message of "Behind Closed Doors". The book is grounded in the unprecedented national survey of the extent, patterns, and causes of violence in the American family. Based on a seven-year 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 lay-person on an important topic, which concerns the social well-being of us all.

    ...
    World War II Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Laurence Rees
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780307378613
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • In this revelatory chronicle of World War II, Laurence Rees documents the dramatic and secret deals that helped make the war possible and prompted some of the most crucial decisions made during the conflict. Drawing on material available only since the opening of archives in Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as amazing new testimony from nearly a hundred separate witnesses from the period—Rees reexamines the key choices made by Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt during the war, and presents, in a compelling and fresh way, the reasons why the people of Poland, the Baltic states, and other European countries simply swapped the rule of one tyrant for another. Surprising, incisive, and endlessly intriguing, World War II Behind Closed Doors will change the way we think about the Second World War.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Laura Stark
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780226770864
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • Drwaing on extensive archival sources, Laura Stark reconstructs the daily lives of scientists, lawyers, administrators, and research subjects working - and 'warring' - on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, where they first wrote the rules for the treatment of human subjects.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : KGB
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1727258290
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Set in one of the most glamorous cities in the world, this erotic fiction follows the lives of four affluent women, their connections to eachother and the tales of their friendships.Behind Closed Doors is a titillating drama that reveals the disparate, concealed tales of these friendships and the repercussions of theirsecrets coming to light.With explicit erotic scenes, this tale of debauchery and sexual adventure will take you down unexpected paths that will leave you breathless right up until the unforeseen climax that will leave you wanting more.No matter how much you think you know someone, no-one really knows what happens Behind Closed Doors.Warning - Behind Closed Doors is not for the faint-hearted.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Jj Marsh
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 3952397008
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Suicide - the act of taking one's own life. Homicide - the act of taking someone else's. An unethical banker suffocates. A diamond dealer slits his wrists. A media magnate freezes in the snow. A disgraced CEO inhales exhaust fumes. Four unpopular businessmen, four apparent suicides. Until Interpol find the same DNA at each death. Beatrice Stubbs, on her first real case since 'the incident', arrives in Switzerland to lead the investigation. But there's more to Zurich than chocolate and charm. Potential suspects are everywhere, her Swiss counterpart is hostile and the secretive world of international finance seems beyond the law. Battling impossible odds by day and her own demons at night, Beatrice has never felt so alone. She isn't. Someone's watching. Someone else who believes in justice. The poetic kind. Behind Closed Doors is the first in the Beatrice Stubbs series.

    ...
    The Breakdown
  • Author : B. A. Paris
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9781250122483
  • Reader Reviews : 63
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Finalist for the 2018 International Thriller Writers Best Hardcover Thriller Award! Named One of the Most Anticipated Thriller Novels Of 2017 by Bustle! THE NEW CHILLING, PROPULSIVE NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust? Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods. It was on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, and a woman was sitting inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm, and she probably would have been hurt herself if she’d stopped. Not only that, her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing. Where she left the car; if she took her pills; even the alarm code. The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. And the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her... You won't be able to put down B. A. Paris's The Breakdown, the next chilling, propulsive novel from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Shirley Smith
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0975102133
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Interpersonal relations
  • Behind Closed Doors presents radical and evolutionary ways of relating. Shirley's first book, Set Yourself Free, is regarded as a classic on co-dependency and compulsive addictive behaviour. It has sold over 60,000 copies Australia wide and continues to sell well today. With hundreds of case histories of Australian marriages, families and break-ups, Smith has been privileged to learn why people's relationships break down. Readers will go 'behind closed doors' to discover their unspoken truths, hidden anger, hurts, resentments and fears that are at the core of their relationship problems. They will also learn what they can do to repair their relationships and build lasting intimacy.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Yan Campagnolo
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780774867115
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • In an era where government transparency and accountability are considered fundamental values, does Cabinet secrecy still have a place? Behind Closed Doors is the first comprehensive exploration of the legal and political rules protecting the confidentiality of collective decision-making at the highest executive level of the Canadian state. Yan Campagnolo defends Cabinet secrecy as essential to the proper functioning of responsible government while criticizing its associated statutory provisions as excessively broad and possibly unconstitutional. Comparing Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, this meticulous work proposes feasible, specific reforms that would achieve a better balance between transparency and confidentiality.

    ...
    New York Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Polly Devlin
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9781423647324
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Architecture
  • A look inside the homes of New York City’s artists, designers, writers, and social influencers, including in-depth interviews. These twenty-four homes reflect the tastes and styles of real New Yorkers who live in small spaces with art, books, collections, treasures, and fabulous, sometimes funky furniture—each space expressing the resident’s unique personality. Bright, captivating photographs throughout pair dynamically with Polly Devlin’s in-depth interviews with the homeowners. Her critiques of their spaces are at once delightful, bold, and irreverent—and always lively and opinionated. From architectural grandeur to streamlined modern buildings, see how individuals turn older apartments and historic structures into places for comfortable living. Houses and apartments are sampled from across the city, including Tribeca, Murray Hill, Union Square, Harlem, Midtown, Brooklyn, and more. Assembled by a former Vogue editor and a photographer who has worked for House Beautiful, Travel + Leisure, and other major publications, this is a visual and literary feast. “Showcases some of New York City’s most unique residential dwellings.”—Elle Decor

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Natalie Fiennes
  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0745338739
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Intimacy (Psychology)
  • When it comes to sex education, the personal is political.

    ...
    Bunny Tales
  • Author : Izabella St. James
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9781458779878
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • When this beach bunny caught the eye of Hugh Hefner at an L.A. nightclub, Izabella St. James was looking for a fun break from studying for the bar. As the latest Girlfriend of the Playboy founder, her ''break'' lasted two years, but life behind the gates of the Playboy Mansion was anything but fun. Sure there were parties, presents, puppies, and plastic surgery; but there was also a curfew, a strict regimen of who sits where on movie night, limited contact with the outside world, and a sex life that was anything but wild and crazy. While the E! reality show, The Girls Next Door, has been a ratings hit, each of the three Playboy Bunnies in the series has since left the Mansion in newsworthy ways: one is engaged to a football player, and Hugh's ''main'' Girlfriend has finally understood that there would be no fairy-tale marriage and family with the man she literally transformed her life for. Izabella was there to witness how each of these relationships formed, where each Girlfriend fell in the pecking - and bed - order, and when, exactly, the fabled life turned shabby and cheap. From catfights to sneaking in boyfriends, from high-profile guests in the Grotto to the bizarre rituals of the octogenarian at the center of the sexual revolution, Bunny Tales is compulsively readable and endlessly entertaining!

    ...
    Bring Me Back
  • Author : B.A. Paris
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9781250151339
  • Reader Reviews : 59
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE NEW TWISTY, GRIPPING READ FROM B.A. PARIS, THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING NOVELS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND THE BREAKDOWN “We’re in a new Golden Age of suspense writing now, because of amazing books like Bring Me Back, and I for one am loving it.” —Lee Child "[An] outstanding Hitchcockian thriller.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) She went missing. He moved on. A whole world of secrets remained—until now. Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone—never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story. Ten years later Finn is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. Their shared grief over what happened to Layla drew them close and now they intend to remain together. Still, there’s something about Ellen that Finn has never fully understood. His heart wants to believe that she is the one for him...even though a sixth sense tells him not to trust her. Then, not long before he and Ellen are to be married, Finn gets a phone call. Someone from his past has seen Layla—hiding in plain sight. There are other odd occurrences: Long-lost items from Layla’s past that keep turning up around Finn and Ellen’s house. Emails from strangers who seem to know too much. Secret messages, clues, warnings. If Layla is alive—and on Finn’s trail—what does she want? And how much does she know? A tour de force of psychological suspense, Bring Me Back will have you questioning everything and everyone until its stunning climax.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Maggie Hartley
  • Publisher : Seven Dials
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781841884813
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • A powerful, moving true story from Sunday Times bestseller, Maggie Hartley, Britain's most-loved foster carer. Perfect for fans of Cathy Glass and Casey Watson. Foster carer Maggie Hartley is finally enjoying a well-earned holiday from fostering, savouring time with her brand new baby granddaughter. One night, though, the peace and quiet is interrupted by an urgent call from Social Services. A man has been stabbed, and Social Services need to find an emergency placement for his little girl. Maggie is used to children arriving on her doorstep at all times of the day and night, but nothing can prepare her for the sight of eleven-year-old Nancy. The little girl arrives in her pyjamas, covered in blood, and mute with shock. With her mother missing and her father in intensive care, the police are desperate for answers. Who stabbed Nancy's father? Where is her mother? And what is Nancy hiding about her seemingly perfect family? The longer Maggie spends with her little girl, the clearer it becomes that all is not as it seems. Can Maggie discover the terrible truth of what's been happening behind closed doors?

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : B. Krahn
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9781420143560
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Ladies-in-waiting
  • " As Queen Elizabeth's prized new lady-in-waiting, Corrina Huntington is beautiful, innocent, and eager to know the world beyond her sheltered home--especially the mysteries of love. Despite the queen's vow of protection, Corrie soon finds herself swept into the intrigues of the court, rampant with plots and pleasures--and discovers more than she ever imagined . . . Manly and magnificent, Count Rugar Kalisson swears vengeance on the insulting, overbearing English who scorn him for his Swedish heritage. He vows to best the vain queen's knights in contest, and her ladies in seduction--including her latest pet. Love is not part of his plan, yet he and the sheltered English rose are soon drawn together by a reckless passion--a forbidden bond that will not only inflame the wrath of a jealous Queen, but provoke a diplomatic scandal . . ."--Provided by publisher.

    ...
    Manage It!
  • Author : Johanna Rothman
  • Publisher : Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : 9781680503869
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Computers
  • This book is a reality-based guide for modern projects. You'll learn how to recognize your project's potholes and ruts, and determine the best way to fix problems - without causing more problems. Your project can't fail. That's a lot of pressure on you, and yet you don't want to buy into any one specific process, methodology, or lifecycle. Your project is different. It doesn't fit into those neat descriptions. Manage It! will show you how to beg, borrow, and steal from the best methodologies to fit your particular project. It will help you find what works best for you and not for some mythological project that doesn't even exist. Before you know it, your project will be on track and headed to a successful conclusion.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Heather MacAllister
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781426813221
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Quinn and Molly Spencer are delighted to accept three bookings for their newly opened B&B, Breakfast Inn Bed. But Gina Santori is anything but thrilled to discover her best friend has tricked her into sharing a room with Kurt Eber, who broke her heart eight years ago....

    ...
    The Pragmatic Programmer
  • Author : Andrew Hunt,David Thomas
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780132119177
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Computers
  • What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors II
  • Author : New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. Standing Committee on Labor. Subcommittee on Sweatshops
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924088078781
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Clothing workers
  • Read and download full book Behind Closed Doors II

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Daniella Dechristopher
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 0999510827
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • A compelling story about a loveless marriage, an abandoned child, and a mother and daughter's fight for survival.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING
  • Author : Polly Curtis
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 9780349014524
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • 'BRILLIANT . . . I LOVE THIS BOOK' LEMN SISSAY 'A MUST-READ BOOK' JACQUELINE WILSON 'EXTRAORDINARY' OLIVER BULLOUGH 'EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK' HILARY COTTAM Meet the mother whose children were taken away, and the father who fought for his son. Listen to the radical social worker, the judge, the lawyer. See inside the homes of foster carers, adoptive parents and children in care. Because behind closed doors, a scandal is ongoing. We now remove more children from their parents than ever before, more than any other western country. Not because of a rise in physical or sexual abuse, but because of complex factors that are overlooked and misunderstood. Children's Care is a system where fathers are ignored, and mothers are punished for experiencing abuse. Rife with prejudices about race, ableism and class, determined by a postcode lottery. Blind to poverty and its effects on family life. And, at its very worst, an exercise in social engineering that can never replace parental love. This is not a soft issue. Not a 'women and children' problem. It is a prism through which we can understand the deepest issues at play in politics, economics and society today, and it is happening behind closed doors. Because of legal restrictions against reporting in family courts, the uneasy work of social care and the shame poured on parents, these problems remain out of our sight. They are the subject of horror headlines or stale statistics. But family life is at the heart of who we are as people, and it is they who can help us understand. From North to South, rich and poor, Black and white, these are the people who know, first-hand, what is going wrong - and how we can fix it. These are their stories. 'IMPORTANT' IAN BIRRELL 'VITAL' HANNAH JANE PARKINSON 'ONE OF BRITAIN'S BEST JOURNALISTS WRITING ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE' MARIANA MAZZUCATO

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Miriam Halahmy
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780823437931
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Josie has a secret: her mother is a hoarder. Tasha has a secret, too: her mother’s new boyfriend keeps trying to sneak into her room and seduce her. The two 16-year-olds don’t get along at school, but one night Tasha bolts from her dangerous home and finds herself at Josie’s door. Josie’s mother is in jail for debt, and the girls are alone in the cramped, crowded, bursting home. Slowly, they begin to talk about the challenges they face, a process of sharing that lessens their shame, guilt and fear. With each other’s support, they may even find a way to save themselves from their parents’ demons. Behind Closed Doors is an unflinching examination of the stigmas surrounding mental illness, abuse and poverty, and an affirming portrayal of the power of female friendships and the power of honesty to heal.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Amanda Vickery
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 9780300188561
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • 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

    ...
    The Lie
  • Author : Debra Webb
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9798693677586
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Does anyone ever really know what goes on behind closed doors? From the AMAZON CHARTS bestselling author of TRUST NO ONE, comes a thrilling tale of family secrets. Popular true crime blogger Lara Franklin will stop at nothing to find the facts in a case--even putting herself in the position of the victim or the crosshairs of the killer. When Lara submits her DNA sample to a genealogy site as part of an upcoming segment, she gets a lot more than she bargained for. Can she find the true facts in the biggest case of her life before it's too late? The only thing stopping her is...THE LIE. Don't miss this brand new series from the bestselling authors of STORMWATCH and THE BREAKDOWN! Coming in December 2020! THE LIE Debra Webb (December 2)ANONYMOUS SEASON Vicki Hinze (December 9)SAVAGE BEAUTY Peggy Webb (December 16)DEADLY REFLECTIONS Regan Black (December 23)FATAL DECEPTIONS Cindy Gerard (December 30)

    ...
    Deliberation Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Daniel Naurin
  • Publisher : ECPR Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780955248849
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Do transparency and publicity have the power to civilise politics? In deliberative democratic theory this is a common claim. Publicity, it is argued, forces actors to switch from market-style bargaining to a behaviour more appropriate for the political sphere, where the proper way of reaching agreement is by convincing others using public-spirited arguments. Daniel Naurin has conducted the first comprehensive analysis and test of the theory of publicity's civilising effect. The theory is tested on business lobbyists - presumably the most market-oriented actors in politics - acting on different arenas characterised by varying degrees of transparency and publicity. Innovative scenario-interviews with lobbying consultants in Brussels and in Stockholm are compared and contrasted with a unique sample of previously confidential lobbying letters. The results are both disappointing and encouraging to deliberative democratic theorists. While the positive force of publicity seems to be overrated, it is found that even behind closed doors business lobbyists must adapt to the norms of the forum.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Miriam Ben-Peretz,Shifra Schonmann
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0791444473
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Education
  • Provides insights into an uncharted territory in the educational environment of schools--the teachers' lounge.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Natalie R. Collins
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781429991711
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 : Gloria F. Jackson
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9781477293393
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • This riveting story is a true story "AMUST READ BOOK", about a handicapped black woman's journey through poverty, physical and sexual abuse, tragically losing loved ones, her brushes with death and how she overcame by faith. As you read through each chapter, not only will you cry, but you will be opening the doors unveiling the truth that was behind closed doors. This astonishing story will encourage you to never give up, even when life has dealt you a bad hand because things will get better just you wait and see.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Jessica L. Peck
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9780785291992
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • Believe it or not, your kids WANT to talk to you about the social and health challenges they’re facing. But are you ready? Jessica Peck, a pediatric nurse practitioner and mom of four, helps parents escape the secrecy and shame surrounding tough conversations and approach them from a Christian foundation. Today’s teens are feeling more isolated, anxious, and depressed than previous generations, and are struggling with more complex challenges. Jessica Peck (DNP, APRN) has spent countless hours advising and encouraging parents after talking to their teens behind closed doors. In the privacy of her exam room, she has treated teens with mental illnesses, responded to suicide attempts, treated self-harm wounds as well as the emotional trauma of cyberbullying, sexting, pornography addictions, and numerous other issues. Through it all, Jessica found that teens really want to talk to their parents but don’t know how. Jessica seeks to move the private conversations that happen in the clinic to relationship-building conversations at home. Behind Closed Doors is a guided lifeline to help you strengthen your connection with your kids. You will be able to: Get professional advice on tough teenage issues from a medical perspective, as well as the true stories of patients Discover suggested settings, activities, and question prompts to give you conversation keys to unlock doors for open dialogue on tough issues with your teens Share a time of reflection with devotional readings, relevant Bible verses, Scripture-based prayers, themed music playlists, and more Prompts to write 12 Legacy Letters: a generational keepsake for teens Covering topics including mental health, social media, suicide, sexting, gender identity, substance abuse (with a chapter focusing on vaping), and more, Jessica Peck's book will encourage and strengthen all parents—married, single, or divorced; grandparents, stepparents, godparents, bonus parents, adopted parents—anyone who is serving a parental role in a teen's life.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : PURD:32754076778327
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Abused children
  • Read and download full book Behind Closed Doors

    ...
    Secrets Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Lady Lissa
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 1724040847
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Who would have thought a megachurch would have so much drama? Meet Pastor Craig Donovan and his wife, First Lady Imani Donovan, owners of Donovan Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas. From all eyes looking in, they are the perfect couple; suave, sleek and a dynamic force to be reckoned with. As pillars of the community, they are the epitome of a match made in heaven, or so it seems. While presenting a united front to the congregation and their daughter, Armani, the couple

    ...
    The Dilemma
  • Author : B.A. Paris
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9781250151384
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A woman's birthday party takes a dark turn in a poignant, heart-stopping new novel from the reigning queen of suspense, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, and Bring Me Back. “A heartbreaking page-turner that will have you up at night reading just one more chapter.” —Catherine Steadman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water “The phenomenal B.A. Paris has done it again! I devoured The Dilemma in one sitting—it grabbed me from the very first page and wouldn’t let go until I’d finished. Secrets, guilt, shame and heartbreak—this story has it all in spades.”—Sandie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman Knowing the truth will destroy her. Keeping it secret will destroy him. It’s Livia’s 40th birthday, and her husband Adam is throwing her the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding they never had. Everyone she loves will be there, except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But Livia is secretly glad Marnie won’t be there. Livia has recently uncovered a secret about their daughter which, if revealed, will shake the foundation of their family to its core. She needs to tell Adam, but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together. Adam, meanwhile, has his own surprise for Livia: he’s arranged for Marnie to secretly fly back for the party. But before Marnie arrives, Adam hears some terrible news. Now he too is faced with a dilemma: Does he share what he's learned with his wife? Is hiding the truth the same as telling a lie? And how far are Adam and Livia willing to go to protect the ones they love—and give each other a last few hours of happiness?

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Alanna Nash
  • Publisher : Cooper Square Press
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781461660842
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Music
  • Interviews with 27 country stars reveal the range of personalities and viewpoints that make up today's country music scene. Journalist Alanna Nash speaks in candid interviews with performers about Nashville's music industry, changes in the country audience over the past thirty years, and their own releationships to their music. Nash's interviews showcase the diversity of the performers (from college-educated professionals to ex-convicts) and their audiences. Interviewees include Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Brenda Lee, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Naomi and Wynonna Judd, Bill Monroe, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams Jr., Chet Atkins, and Willie Nelson.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING
  • Author : Polly Curtis
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780349014524
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • 'BRILLIANT . . . I LOVE THIS BOOK' LEMN SISSAY 'A MUST-READ BOOK' JACQUELINE WILSON 'EXTRAORDINARY' OLIVER BULLOUGH 'EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK' HILARY COTTAM Meet the mother whose children were taken away, and the father who fought for his son. Listen to the radical social worker, the judge, the lawyer. See inside the homes of foster carers, adoptive parents and children in care. Because behind closed doors, a scandal is ongoing. We now remove more children from their parents than ever before, more than any other western country. Not because of a rise in physical or sexual abuse, but because of complex factors that are overlooked and misunderstood. Children's Care is a system where fathers are ignored, and mothers are punished for experiencing abuse. Rife with prejudices about race, ableism and class, determined by a postcode lottery. Blind to poverty and its effects on family life. And, at its very worst, an exercise in social engineering that can never replace parental love. This is not a soft issue. Not a 'women and children' problem. It is a prism through which we can understand the deepest issues at play in politics, economics and society today, and it is happening behind closed doors. Because of legal restrictions against reporting in family courts, the uneasy work of social care and the shame poured on parents, these problems remain out of our sight. They are the subject of horror headlines or stale statistics. But family life is at the heart of who we are as people, and it is they who can help us understand. From North to South, rich and poor, Black and white, these are the people who know, first-hand, what is going wrong - and how we can fix it. These are their stories. 'IMPORTANT' IAN BIRRELL 'VITAL' HANNAH JANE PARKINSON 'ONE OF BRITAIN'S BEST JOURNALISTS WRITING ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE' MARIANA MAZZUCATO

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors in White South Africa
  • Author : D. Russell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 9780230389243
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • The intent in this book is to tear away the veil of secrecy that surrounds incestuous abuse in white South Africa by presenting five in-depth personal accounts of this heinous form of sexual exploitation as told by the survivors. Each of these accounts includes an analysis of important incest-related issues raised by the survivor's story. Another objective is to explore the connections between the often cruel sexual exploitation of girls by their white male relatives and the brutal exploitation of black people by white men in South Africa.

    ...
    Home Possessions
  • Author : Daniel Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9781000180930
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Although so much of the life we care about takes place at home, this private space often remains behind closed doors and is notoriously difficult for researchers to infiltrate. We may think it is just up to us to decorate, transform and construct our homes, but in this book we discover a new form of ‘estate agency', the active participation of the home and its material culture in the construction of our lives. What do the possessions people choose to take with them when moving say about who they are, and should we emphasize the mobility of a move or the stability of what movers take with them? How is the home an active partner in developing relationships? Why are our homes sometimes haunted by 'ghosts'?. This intriguing book is a rare behind-the-scenes exposé of the domestic sphere across a range of cultures. Examples come from working class housewives in Norway, a tribal society in Taiwan, a museum in London, tenants in Canada and students from Greece, to produce a genuinely comparative perspective based in every case on sustained fieldwork. So Japan, long thought to be a nation that idealizes uncluttered simplicity, is shown behind closed doors to harbour illicit pockets of disorganization, while the warmth inside Romanian apartments is used to expel the presence of the state. Representing a vital development in the study of material culture, this book clearly shows that we may think we possess our homes, but our homes are more likely to possess us.

    ...
    Behind Closed Doors
  • Author : Wanna Reed
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9798503480214
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed door of your neighbor?Behind Closed Doors give you a peek into the lives of 4 couples whose separate lives become intertwined.Take a ride through the emotions of love, hate, lust, obsession, and experimentation.