rhia reviews: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough


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 a31285838rrives 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.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Goodreads rating: ★★★★

I don’t like to say, “this book is the next… whatever” but this really is up there with GONE GIRL and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.

There’s not a lot to say about this without giving away the entire plot. The tagline #WTFthatending really is appropriate because… WTF?! That ending?!

BEHIND HER EYES is a fantastic psychological thriller, driven by a brilliantly well fleshed-out cast of characters. It starts slow but is soon speeding towards an ending so filled with plot twists. There was a point, at about 93%, I think, that I almost put the book down and said to myself, “this is ridiculous, could this actually be any more predictable?” because I was sure I had predicted the lamest of “plot twists” – but I was totally and completely wrong.

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