Summary

Exploring the dichotomy between one's inner and outer self is central to Behind Her Eyes. When a vulnerable woman is drawn into the lives of an enigmatic couple, she finds it hard to differentiate between reality and what truly lies beneath a seemingly perfect exterior.
Don't Trust This Book
Don't Trust These People
Don't Trust Yourself
And whatever you do, DON'T give away that ending....
Louise
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...
David
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...
Adele
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?
©2017 Sarah Pinborough (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic reviews

"Sarah Pinborough is a literary chameleon of astonishing power and grace." (Neil Gaiman)
"A novel that will burrow into your brain before blowing your mind. The kind of book you'll want to discuss with everyone you know." (Mark Edwards)
"Just when you think you've nailed it, Pinborough pulls the rug out from underneath you." (Sam Baker)
"Lean and mean, dark and disturbing, this is the kind of novel that takes over your life. Sarah Pinborough slays." (Joe Hill)
"Masterful writing that crackles with tension, before detonating that ending." (Angela Clarke)
"If Behind Her Eyes isn't the thriller of the year, there is no justice. Hugely entertaining, utterly compelling and the ending will leave you reeling. (Sarah Lotz)
"Twisty and twisted. Jealousy, lies, betrayal, guilt, toxic spouses, madness. They're all in here." (Adam Nevill)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By MISS B. on 13-03-17

Good until it gets too far fetched.

Really enjoyed the book at first and the mystery but then it goes off down a far fetched and a little bit ridiculous route and it loses all credibility for me. Shame it didn't keep to a more real concept.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By C. P. McGregor on 07-02-17

Utter Tosh

Would you try another book written by Sarah Pinborough or narrated by the narrators?

The principal narrators by and large made a decent fist of some very poor material although it is a little misleading to list the great Anna Bentinck as one of them when all she does is introduce the chapter headings. As for the author, never again.

What could Sarah Pinborough have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The publicity materials for this book make great play of its "twist" ending. What they omit to mention is that up until that point the plot treads a very well worn path with no particular charm, wit or narrative verve. As the end neared I anticipated the ending but kept thinking "No, she wouldn't go there, would she?" and lo and behold she did. Never mind giving me my money back I'm much more annoyed by the time I wasted on this when I could have been listening to something half way decent.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrators did their best to bring the two dimensional characters to life although the application of Scottish accents was inconsistent. There were at least two other characters described as growing up in Scotland and yet who were portrayed with English accents.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None.

Any additional comments?

Note to self - remember that new books marketed with puffs from other writers (rather than from critics) are generally dire.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Suzanne Oldewage on 16-01-18

What a mind bugler!

If you like trying to figure out the ending of books, but like the twist in the end. This book is for you. The "I did not expect that" is what you'll have with this one. Enjoy, I did!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Vic Farrell on 17-05-18

Stupid “magic” twist

Lots of suspense ... and it kept me wanting to know more but it’s a pity the twist is a silly supernatural deus ex machina.

Very silly.

A story of horrible people making stupid decisions.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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