Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough Review

behind her eyesLouise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.
When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar…who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise.
And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend, but she also just happens to be married to David. David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife, but then why is David so controlling, and why is Adele so scared of him?”

As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong, but Louise can’t guess how wrong―and how far a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets”

This is going to be a very interesting review to write, I don’t want to give too much away with the book being a thriller and the less you know going in is probably better.

I heard about this book a lot through good reads and all I heard was how good it was and how I needed to read it BUT you would either love or hate the ending. I mean, they even used #WTFThatEnding to promote the book and they were right, and even now, 5 days after finishing the book I still don’t know how I feel about the ending!

I’ve seen a lot of people say that the book gave away too much too soon but I personally enjoyed the flashbacks and the fact that you could sort of see where you thought things were going. Because then they would take a turn in the opposite direction and you’d be left surprised with what was happening. Yes I did have some idea of what the ending could involve but I didn’t expect it to go like it did and it was still a big twist! I still can’t decide if I love or hate the ending; when I first read it, my reaction was a complete WTF but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I sort of understand how the ending makes sense and fits logically. I couldn’t think of a better way to end the book that would give it a better thriller-y ending so therefore this one will do.

It’s a very slow building story which involved a very well woven love triangle I enjoyed and felt really helped to build the suspense and the character building was excellent. It’s told from the perspective of Louise and Adele and also flashbacks from Adele which tell mainly of her childhood after her parents died and it really helped pull all aspects of the story together for the big twist at the end. The big twists at the end also isn’t the only twist and there are plenty of little twists through the book which keep you pulled in and keep you wanting to read more.

I don’t want to say too much because like I said, it’s a thriller and the less you know going into this, the better. I only gave it 4 stars because of the ending but I would give the rest of the book 5-stars.

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