Louise 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.
Behind Her Eyes was my first psychological thriller. It was a gripping, imaginative book and made you wonder who to believe.
Adele and David move into a beautiful Victorian house and are settling in for their fresh start. David has a new job at a clinic where he meets his new secretary/receptionist Louise. But to his surprise he already knows Louise from the weekend before when he flirted with her in a bar. Louise and Adele meet by accident outside of Louise’s son’s school and unexpectedly become really good friends. Before Louise knows it, she finds herself in the middle of her friend and lover’s marriage, almost to the point of obsession.
I really liked Sarah Pinborough’s writing style. She gives you little bits of information but holds back on the whole picture so you have far more questions than answers. As you progress through the story you slowly get answers to some of those questions, only to be left with even more questions. This writing style really kept me on my toes while trying to figure out what is going on.
I really enjoyed this book, it kept me guessing the whole way through and wondering how in the world it would end. The ending lived up to its reputation and was a shocker, although it was a bit weird if you ask me.
My rating: 4/5
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: 1/31/2017
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