The Locked Door: A gripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

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      About the Author

      Freida McFadden is #1 Amazon, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author and a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humour novels. She is a highly accomplished author and practicing physician who has a unique blend of medical expertise and creative talent. Her impressive combination of skills has made her a major force in the literary world, earning her numerous bestselling titles.

      Freida lives with her family and black cat in a centuries-old three-story home overlooking the ocean, with staircases that creak and moan with each step, and nobody could hear you if you scream. Unless you scream really loudly, maybe!

      Dimensions 25.4 × 4.7 cm
      Publisher ‏

      ‎ Penguin (25 April 2023); Penguin

      Language ‏

      ‎ English

      Paperback ‏

      ‎ 320 pages

      ISBN-10 ‏

      ‎ 0143461168

      ISBN-13 ‏

      ‎ 978-0143461166

      Item Weight ‏

      ‎ 248 g

      Dimensions ‏

      ‎ 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm

      Country of Origin ‏

      ‎ India

      Net Quantity ‏

      ‎ 248 Grams

      Importer ‏

      ‎ Penguin Random House India Pvt Ltd

      Packer ‏

      ‎ Penguin Random House India Pvt Ltd

      Generic Name ‏

      ‎ Books


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      10 reviews for The Locked Door: A gripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

      1. eswar kanna

        The Locked Door is a psychological thriller novel by Freida McFadden, published in 2023. The story follows Dr. Nora Davis, a successful surgeon who is haunted by her past. When Nora was a child, her father was convicted of being a serial killer. Now, years later, Nora’s past comes back to haunt her when one of her patients is murdered in a way that is eerily similar to her father’s crimes.McFadden does a masterful job of building suspense and creating a sense of dread in the reader. The story is told from both Nora’s present-day perspective and the perspective of her younger self, which allows the reader to get a better understanding of Nora’s trauma and the secrets that she is keeping. The characters are complex and well-developed, and the plot is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.One of the things that makes The Locked Door so effective is its realistic portrayal of trauma. Nora is deeply affected by her father’s crimes, and she struggles to cope with her past. McFadden does a great job of capturing Nora’s emotions and her inner turmoil.Another thing that I enjoyed about The Locked Door is its suspenseful plot. The mystery of who is killing Nora’s patients is well-crafted, and there are plenty of red herrings to keep the reader guessing. McFadden also does a great job of building up to the climax of the novel, which is both thrilling and satisfying.Overall, The Locked Door is an excellent psychological thriller that is sure to please fans of the genre. It is a fast-paced, suspenseful read with complex characters and a well-crafted plot. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a thrilling and well-written read.Here is a more detailed look at some of the things that I liked and disliked about the book:Things I liked:* The realistic portrayal of trauma.* The suspenseful plot.* The complex and well-developed characters.* The well-crafted mystery.* The thrilling and satisfying climax.Things I disliked:* Some of the pacing could have been tighter.* There were a few subplots that felt underdeveloped.* The ending was a bit abrupt.Overall, I think that The Locked Door is a great psychological thriller. It is well-written, suspenseful, and has complex characters. I would definitely recommend it to fans of the genre.Rating: 5 out of 5 ⭐s

      2. Lin

        Spoiler ahead :I liked that Nora isn’t the one who took after her father, it would’ve been too obvious then, harper twist was awesome!

      3. Booklover

        The book is twisted and narration is gripping. It has been narrated in present and past perspectives. The characters are intriguing but mysterious. The book keeps on the edge of the seat. There is a tangled family mystery and secrets lies in the basement. The buried secrets torn apart the family. And the ending was so unexpected.Nora’s father is harbouring a secret. She is curious to know what lies in the basement, the day when she go there, the secrets encapsulates. She gets to know about her father’s unthinkable things. But the truth is as it seems to be or it’s all a deceiving web. There is another gripping mystery that tangles her. When the truth unveils, it turns her world upside down. There are flawed relationships between characters. And the book kept me guessing till the end.

      4. Kindle Customer

        The climax could have been written better. Lots of unnecessary description and repetition of thoughts. It kinda gets monotonous and boring in between. Good for readers who want to vile away their time with a murder mystery. Honestly I think the writer could have written a better climax. Over and out would rate it 3/5.

      5. Rishabh kumar Jha

        🏠🔐🥀 The Locked Door 🥀🔐🏠She’s responsible for his death. And it didn’t bother her at all. Not even a little bit. So you see. She’s more like us than anyone knows.Some doors are locked for a reason…While eleven-year-old Nora Davis was up in her bedroom doing homework, she had no idea her father was killing women in the basement. Until the day the police arrived at their front door.Decades later, Nora’s father is spending his life behind bars, and Nora is a successful surgeon with a quiet, solitary existence. Nobody knows her father was a notorious serial killer. And she intends to keep it that way. Then Nora discovers one of her young female patients has been murdered. In the same unique and horrific manner that her father used to kill his victims. Somebody knows who Nora is. Somebody wants her to take the fall for this unthinkable crime. But she’s not a killer like her father. The police can’t pin anything on her. As long as they don’t look in her basement.Picking up short thrillers on Kindle unlimited is always fun since they help me keep up with posting reviews and as well continue my slow read with my CRs.This book uses one of my favourite POVs which is talking about the past and the present consequently in alternative chapters. The character development isn’t focused upon too much, so if you are into books in which story is developed more than the characters this book is one for you. I guess this thriller won my heart because of the fact that I wasn’t able to guess the real culprit, guess the author did a great job in pointing all the reader’s suspicion towards one other character which keeps us thinking that yeah this one is the killer while we kept on ignoring the real culprit who seemed innocent throughout this book.If you are up for an interesting thriller that’s not too big nor too small and keeps you engrossed, this book is for you.

      6. Thoughtful_buyer

        Loved the book !! Unputdownable !! The twist in the end is really cool , wasn’t expecting it at all . McFadden is my new fave .

      7. Kindle Customer

        I liked the flow, it is different from regular thrillers. It is more like we are living along with Nora and undergoing same confusion she had gone through

      8. Tammy L.

        Little Seeds of Doubt Will Drive You Crazy In This Twisted MysteryReading a book written by Freida McFadden is like an addiction, you just can’t get enough of it. She plays mind games with you, as the reader, with cat and mouse games leading you down one pathway then twisting down another way. It is enough to give you whiplash, but it s also what makes this book so addictive. You will not be able to put it down.Nora Davis is a successful surgeon with a hidden past. She is the daughter of a prolific serial killer who kept his victims in the basement of their family home right under his family’s noses. He has been in prison for 26 years and will be there until he dies. So, when one of Nora’s patients ends up dead in an eerily similar fashion to her father’s victims, it was like de ja vu for Nora. Nora changed her name many years ago and no one should know her real identity, but apparently someone knows, and they intend to set her up.This was a twisty thriller that kept me guessing and then guessing again. I suspected all sorts of horrible things as I read this book. Nora was weird. That much was obvious, but was she a killer? The twists and turns just kept coming until the ending was tied up with nice, neat, chilling bow that I never saw coming. Freida McFadden is a masterful manipulator in directing the reader in different directions by planting little seeds of doubt that will drive you mad as you try to solve the mystery. For those who love a good serial killer thriller, you will enjoy this one.Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley for this ARC. I am leaving this review voluntarily.

      9. Olive Jean Durana

        My God. What a plot twist!Ms. MsFadden is really the Queen of plot twists! I kept on guessing what will happen next and who will be responsible for everything but I always fail and she never fails to surprise me as every chapter goes! What a plot twist!

      10. NuttyAcorn

        How far does the apple fall from the tree?Family secrets and inherited tendencies.How far does the apple fall from the tree?The FMC is a respected surgeon that focuses solely on her career. The narrow focus acts as a form of self therapy because, baggage.The story teeters between the past and present. Both timelines have gripping plots.Between reconnecting with an old flame, her patients being murdered, and a suspicious cop, this was a fast-paced thriller.

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