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Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough #WTFThatEnding

Don’t trust this book.

Don’t trust this story.

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?




If you only ever read one Sarah Pinborough book in your lifetime, make it this one, but after reading this I defy anyone to not seek out everything else she’s ever written.

At the beginning of a lazy Sunday, I thought I’d pick up my ARC of Behind Her Eyes, and read a few chapters before getting out of bed and beginning the weekend chores.  I never did get out of bed, and the chores never got done.  By mid afternoon I was finished, and sitting there stunned with one of the biggest book hangovers I’ve had for a long, long time.

It was brilliant.  Never has a hashtag been more appropriately coined to cover a book in so simple a way. I sat and said WTF out loud as I closed the final pages.  Expertly written, I defy anyone to see that ending coming.  I can spot the clues now, as I sit back and think back over everything I’ve read, but they were so skillfully interwoven into the story I just missed every single one.

Buy it.  Buy it NOW.  It’s going to be one of the biggest books of the year and you don’t want ANYONE to spoil that ending…


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