Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough @sarahpinborough @HarperFiction #bookreview #WTFThatEnding

Behind Her Eyes (Sarah Pinborough)

Yes yes yes, I’m about four years behind everyone else reading this…. but I knew I had to read Behind Her Eyes before I watched the Netflix series (the book’s always better than the adaptation right?!)

The Blurb

Don’t Trust This Book

Don’t Trust These People

Don’t Trust Yourself


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 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?

What Did I Think?

What a totally messed up story. Bejeezus!!!! What starts as a domestic noir type story takes one hell of a twisted, sinister and totally unexpected turn. The journey I went on with Louise, David and Adele was one hell of a trip, likening it to a rollercoaster just doesn’t come close to what I read!

The more I learnt about David and Adele’s relationship, the more I questioned what the individual narrative told me. Who was telling me the truth? And then there is the couple’s individual relationship with Louise. Lover, friend but neither really knowing about the other. Talk about being piggy in the middle.

But seriously, that ending!!! The hashtag it acquired is well and truly justified. I had to read the last chapter twice to make sure I had read what I’d read first time! I am soooooo glad I managed to avoid all spoilers!!!! Why do people have to go an give away the twists to books, films, series…. 🤬🤬🤬

I knew I was in for a treat with Behind Her Eyes after having read some of Pinborough’s other books but this was something else! After I’d finished, I had to sit in quiet, dissecting the proceedings I’d just finished. You have to read it to believe it!! I for one loved it!!!

Who Is Sarah Pinborough?

Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Sarah Pinborough is a critically acclaimed, award-winning, adult and YA author. She is also a screenwriter who has written for the BBC and has several original television projects in development.

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