Author: Sarah Pinborough
Published: January 2017, Flatiron Books
Format: ARC Paperback, 320 pages
Why 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. 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.
My thoughts: Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably been seeing this book all around social media with the hashtag #WTFthatending. And, if you are anything like me, it probably piqued your interest, especially if you love psychological thrillers. Well, let me tell you - this one, it's good and that ending...OMG - even knowing it was going to be something out of left field, I will still left stunned!
Sarah Pinborough is a new author for me, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but from the moment I picked up this book, I had a hard time putting it down. I immediately was drawn into the worlds of Adele, Louise and David - and even though I didn't necessarily love them all, I still felt some strange connection with them - I had to know where this was all going and what that #WTFthatending was going to be all about. Even when I thought I had it figured it, I wasn't even close!
This storied is built on lies, secrets, deception and twist upon twist. It's so cleverly crafted that it has you begging for more, even when you don't think you can stand to read anymore. The pacing keeps you hooked, the characters are engaging, flawed and so intriguing that you just want to keep reading to find out all you can about them.
Believe me when I say, the less you know about this book going into it, the better off you are. But trust me, if you like gripping, chilling psychological thrillers, this book is for you! It's like no other that I have read - and I've been reading a lot in this genre lately...this one is in a world unto itself, but oh so very good!!!