B A Paris grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. Behind Closed Doors is her first novel.
Ten years on from the disappearance of his young girlfriend Layla, Finn has well and truly taken charge of his own destiny. Engaged to be married to a wonderful woman, Finn has worked hard and built up enough cash reserves to be able to work from home, support his dog and live the quiet life in an English village. Life for Finn is extremely good. How quickly things can change.
The appearance of Russian nesting dolls, left on the wall outside Finn and Ellen’s house plus arriving in the post, are a huge jolt to the couple. The dolls once meant something to Layla, and also to her sister - Finn’s fiancé Ellen. An old neighbour spots Layla in the street of Finn’s old town and then it’s on for one and all. Is Layla still alive? Separating himself from happy memories of his time with Layla has not been a easy task for Finn in the years since she vanished, and moving on with Layla’s sister all the way up to the altar has required Finn to make some slight adjustments. Finn’s official account to the police of what occurred at that vacation stop ten years ago was a little different than from what actually happened. Finn always did have a bit of a temper.