Book review: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
This week I’m doing a review of a very different book genre than I normally read. Behind her Eyes is a psychological thriller. I got it for free and – being the bookworm that I am – I had to read it. I will not let a free book go to waste 😉
Synopsis of Behind Her Eyes from Goodreads: On a night out, Louise meets a man and sparks fly. When she 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 in need of a friend, but she also 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? Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, and uncovers more questions than answers. There is something very, very wrong in this marriage, but Louise can’t guess how wrong―and how far a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets
My thoughts on Behind Her Eyes
OH MY GOD. Just oh my god. I still don’t know if it’s a good omg or a bad one, and it’s been two weeks since I finished the book.
The story starts a little slow for me, but it’s interesting and compelling enough to keep going. As you dive deeper and deeper in the complicated relationships and thoughts and something… out of this world, you keep getting that omg-feeling.
The characters are well thought out and when I finished the book and everything fell into place, it was a weight lifted off my shoulders. All the little ends that keep adding up throughout the book are a lot and in the end, all of them are answered.
I did not like the Louise character at all, though she is definitely the main character. She is very naive and has her priorities not in the right order in my opinion. She makes the wrong choices that I think nobody in their right mind would make. But then again, she has to for this book to work.
The other main character, Adele, is way better. She is definitely out of her mind (pun intended, you know what I mean when you read the book!), but still very interesting.
The plot is really the biggest accomplishment in this book. With its twists and turns, I really didn’t know where the story was going. And the ending was definitely unexpected. Hence my oh my gods.
Even after writing this review to get my thoughts together, I still don’t know if my reaction is good or bad. But I had a strong reaction to it and it keeps me thinking so 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐
Which book do you still remember because of its interesting or compelling plot?