Book Review: Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough

Behind her eyes Sarah Pinborough

Publication date: January 26th, 2017

Published by: Flatiron Books

Pages: 307

ISBN: 9781250111173

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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 don’t know how to start my review for this book because I have so many thoughts and feelings. Honestly, I was thinking to give it FIVE starts instead of Four as I did, but I give the highest rating only for that book on which I can’t find anything I could complain of. 

So, this being said, I’ll start my review. The book is written as a narration by Louise – a single mother who will have an affair with her new friend’s husband –  and by Adele – the wife of a doctor. I love how each of them would describe their lives and feelings. 

But my favorite part was the ending. Everybody would say that I know. But honestly, I didn’t expect it. I love guessing what would happen next and I did guess a few things relating to this book, but the ending was just wow. You have to read this book even though only for the ending. You won’t regret it. 

The book is very well written, the description is very good and every character is well contoured. The only bad thing I have to say about this book is that when I was halfway through the book I got sick of Louise’s feelings and her doubts. I felt that the writer was saying the same thing all over again. 

I am so happy I came across this book and I spend my time with it. It’s one of the best books I read this year!

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