Behind Her Eyes, Sarah Pinborough

I saw this on a book feed right next to Alex Michaelides, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong reading this. Although when I went to search the book, everyone was recommending the show, which I didn’t know existed. Now I can watch that and rip it apart (or cheer it on). Louise is one of those characters that you don’t cheer for. She’s put herself into an awful position of her own making, and then she drinks herself daily about the problems that she created. Seriously, all she does is drink.

Adele, while endearing, is sketchy from the start. Was I the only one to get those vibes? I understand being in love with your husband, but her constant reaffirmation about it was just over the top for me. So here we are, with these characters that I’m lukewarm about, but I’m totally digging the vibe going on. It was a mash-up of creepy, twisty, messed up characters that worked, well. Things slowly creep upon you, and when you think you’ve gotten stable, there is more in store. You have to suspend some belief reading this, and I think that adds another fun element to reading it. Overall, Behind Her Eyes is a fun read from start to finish.

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Behind Her Lies is available on Amazon for $9.99.

About the Book:
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. 

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