Book Review: Behind Her Eyes

28 September 2017|

Title: Behind Her Eyes

Author: Sarah Pinborough

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Main Characters:

  • Louise – female lead, secretary
  • David – male lead, psychologist
  • Adele – David’s wife


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.


I was loving this book, it had me hooked and I couldn’t put it down… until the end. The end is disturbing and questioning and something that I couldn’t grasp or agree with. In my opinion, far too messed up for my liking. I quite regret ever reading it and filling my head with it all.

Have you read it? What did you think?

Any other good book recommendations?




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