Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough 2017 WatchList

As a book blogger, I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to read books that aren’t out for a while, Behind Her Eyes is one such book, and it’s definitely one to add to your wishlist…

There’s a reason this book has the hashtag #WTFthatending.

About the book:

David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He’s a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden?

As Louise, David’s new secretary, is drawn into their world, 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 someone might go to protect their marriage’s secrets.

PREORDER YOUR COPY BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW (no, seriously, you NEED this book!!!!):

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough


About the author:

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.

Her next novel, Behind Her Eyes, coming for HarperFiction in the UK and Flatiron in the US (January 2017) has sold in nearly 20 territories worldwide and is a dark thriller about relationships with a kicker of a twist.

You can follow her on Twitter @sarahpinborough


My thoughts:

I had seen Behind Her Eyes popping up on social media months ago and I knew I had to read it and the lovely folks at Harper Collins sent me over a proof copy. Needless to say I dropped everything else and started reading it immediately.

This book is everything I look for and more in a psychological thriller. It is menacing, chilling and gripping in equal measure. The characterisation is absolutely spot on, and the plot is just stellar. Talk about unexpected. It’s not a spoiler when people are tweeting #WTFthatending, it’s an entirely accurate description because the reader literally sits there after finishing it wondering WHAT THE ACTUAL FUDGE DID I JUST READ!!!!!! And as much as I love to use profanity, I still won’t use it here.

I am not going to discuss the plot, as per, because the subtle nuanced prose that Sarah Pinborough has written does not need dissection. It needs reading, and concentration, and possibly re-reading to see if you missed anything. I will hold my hands up and say I re-read the ending three, if not four times because I just couldn’t believe what I had read.

Behind Her Eyes is stunning. It is a lesson in just how twisted a psychological thriller can be. I cannot recommend it highly enough.


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