Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough #BookReview #wtfthatending #TuesdayBookBlog

About this book…

Don’t Trust This Book

Don’t Trust These People

Don’t Trust Yourself

And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending…


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…


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…


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 is 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?

My review…

So this is actually the first book I’ve read by Sarah Pinborough but OMG I have total “author crush” on her now! This book was EVERYTHING I wanted and needed to satisfy my psychological thriller addiction as I was completely shocked by what happened within those pages. I read so many psychological suspense novels that it takes a lot to pull the wool over my eyes but Sarah Pinborough managed to pull the entire sheep population of New Zealand over mine with Behind Her Eyes!!

To be honest I’m not even going to say anything about the plot and please don’t read all the reviews on Goodreads either as some do contain what I consider minor spoilers. I think that all you need to know is what you’ve read in the blurb above. I do just want to say that the book I thought I was reading at the start was NOT the book I finished and I had no idea until it slapped me in the face. It was an utterly gripping and addictive tale of obsession and deceit that I loved even before I got to THAT ending. I read those last few pages with my eyes wide and my mouth open before finally saying out loud “OMFG that was pure genius!” when I finished it. I love that the hashtag being used in this books publicity is #wtfthatending and I’ve never known a hashtag so spot on!

You need to read this book and you need to read it as soon as you possibly can because THIS is going to be the most talked about book of 2017 and I don’t want you to miss out! I now just want to lock myself away from the world and read it all over again. I haven’t been able to get it out of my head all day. 5* perfection that is highly recommended by me!

Behind Her Eyes will be published by HarperCollins on January 26th 2017 and is available for pre-order now.

Meet the Author…

Sarah Pinborough is a critically acclaimed horror, thriller and YA author. In the UK she is published by both Gollancz and Jo Fletcher Books at Quercus and by Ace, Penguin and Titan in the US. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies and she has a horror film Cracked currently in development and another original screenplay under option. She has recently branched out into television writing and has written for New Tricks on the BBC and has an original series in development with World Productions and ITV Global.

Sarah was the 2009 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, and has three times been short-listed for Best Novel. She has also been short-listed for a World Fantasy Award. Her novella, The Language of Dying was short-listed for the Shirley Jackson Award and won the 2010 British Fantasy Award for Best Novella.


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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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