Just Read… Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough


Don’t Trust This Book

Don’t Trust These People

Don’t Trust Yourself

And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending…


Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets…


Young, successful and charming – Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife…


Beautiful, elegant and sweet – Louise’s new friend seems perfect in every way. As she becomes obsessed by this flawless couple, entangled in the intricate web of their marriage, they each, in turn, reach out to her.

But only when she gets to know them both does she begin to see the cracks… Is David really is the man she thought she knew and is Adele as vulnerable as she appears?
Just what terrible secrets are they both hiding and how far will they go to keep them?

Despite only being published on Thursday, this book has been trending for a while with the hashtag #WTFthatending. I’ve just read that ending, and all I can say is that is the perfect hashtag!

Sarah Pinborough is a journalist and accomplished novelist. I’ve previously reviewed The Death House, The Language of the Dying and owe her a review for 13 Minutes, which I listened to on Audible just before Christmas. These books all have a hint of… well not supernatural, but out of the ordinary I guess. Behind Her Eyes is no different.

A psychological thriller, the story follows the increasingly complicated relationship that Louise has with her boss, David, and his wife Adele. But things are rarely as they seem, and as we watch Louise get drawn deeper and deeper into a two-pronged relationship, we uncover more and more about David and Adele’s past. The story is told through the alternating eyes of Louise and Adele. We get to see what they’re seeing, and also what they’re thinking. Not all of it though.

Behind Her Eyes is everything a psychological thriller should be. Taut, twisted, and with an ending that’s like a blow to the head with a bat. Simply stunning! 

My prediction: This book is going to be huge in 2017!


About djpaterson

Reader, Writer, Arithmeticer. Not always in that order.
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4 Responses to Just Read… Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough

  1. gkbrightmore says:

    Please review my 1980’s crime noir ,also women under pressure ; Blood in Butetown.KINDLE

  2. Lainy SMBSLT says:

    Darren I have heard so much good about this one, I really need to read it! Welcome to Book Connectors too 😀 xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

    • djpaterson says:

      Thanks Lainy. And yes, it is a great book. I actually guessed the ending at the start of the last chapter. And then it turned out not to be the last chapter. Nor the ending. And then my mind was blown!

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