Behind Her Eyes
Books | FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIESThe instant New York Times and #1 international bestseller. “You should read Behind Her Eyes...It’s bloody brilliant.” —Stephen King "An eerie thriller...Pinborough keeps us guessing about just who’s manipulating whom – until the ending reveals that we’ve been wholly complicit in this terrifying mind game.” —The New York Times Book ReviewWhy is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes?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. And if you think you know where this story is going, think again, because Behind Her Eyes is like no other book you’ve read before.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.In Behind Her Eyes, Sarah Pinborough has written a novel that takes the modern day love triangle and not only turns it on its head, but completely reinvents it in a way that will leave readers reeling.
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"SPOILER ALERT!!! Yes this book was a very good read but the ending was absolutely ridiculous. Supernatural bs. Yes it was surprising but that’s because it’s completely unbelievable. It’s not really that hard to come up with a ludicrous twist at the end if you just make something up that is literally impossible in real life. Such a cop out and in my opinion it feels like lazy writing. "
"This book, reminds me of Stephen King’s Lisey’s story. Which happened to be the most amazing thriller I had ever read, until this book. It’s very hard at this moment to review this book without spoilers but, this is by far my favorite mystery thriller fiction horror book of the 2021. You meet Louise and David who meet by chance, only to discover that their cute meet was a mistake, David is very much married and happens to be Louise’s boss the morning after. In comes the wife, luxurious beautiful Adele with a weird tangled past full of skeletons, mind games, secrets and deceit. I promise you, you think you will know and for like some parts my gut was spot on. HOWEVER, not once did I see the end coming. NOT. ONCE. I read this book in a day. You tell me if it isn’t amazing. "
"Fantastic perspectives and gathering at the end. I wasn’t able to guess that final turn! Well played!! A recommended read to all!"