JJ Marsh, Behind Closed Doors

As far as I remember, I got the e-book as part of a free promotion.

When I realized this book was about some international conspiracy, a row of murders dressed up as suicides, I thought, ‘oh no, this is so not me’. My immediate prejudices said this would be an unrealistic thriller with superhuman detectives and an incredible pace.

But I went on, and very soon I was won over by the female protagonist, Beatrice Stubbs. She seemed human and likeable, a character who aroused my curiosity. Besides, we know quite early that something has happened to her in the past, but we are not told what.

Beatrice Stubbs is sent to Switzerland to lead an international task force, and of course she has to fight to gain the respect of her team as well as her bosses who want immediate results.

This book seems to be the writer’s debut. If so, I am impressed by an intelligent plotter who gives the readers new pieces of the puzzle at exactly the right speed.



About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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4 Responses to JJ Marsh, Behind Closed Doors

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Sounds interesting, Dorte. Like you, I’m not usually one for international conspiracies and that sort of thing. But a well-drawn protagonist gets my attention. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  2. Kelly says:

    I’m not usually one for international conspiracy thrillers in book OR movie form, but you make this one sound pretty good. I’ll certainly keep my eyes open for it. (and the author)

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