Exploring the dichotomy between one's inner and outer self is central to Behind Her Eyes. When a vulnerable woman is drawn into the lives of an enigmatic couple, she finds it hard to differentiate between reality and what truly lies beneath a seemingly perfect exterior.
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 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?
©2017 Sarah Pinborough (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Sarah Pinborough is a literary chameleon of astonishing power and grace." (Neil Gaiman)
"A novel that will burrow into your brain before blowing your mind. The kind of book you'll want to discuss with everyone you know." (Mark Edwards)
"Just when you think you've nailed it, Pinborough pulls the rug out from underneath you." (Sam Baker)
"Lean and mean, dark and disturbing, this is the kind of novel that takes over your life. Sarah Pinborough slays." (Joe Hill)
"Masterful writing that crackles with tension, before detonating that ending." (Angela Clarke)
"If Behind Her Eyes isn't the thriller of the year, there is no justice. Hugely entertaining, utterly compelling and the ending will leave you reeling. (Sarah Lotz)
"Twisty and twisted. Jealousy, lies, betrayal, guilt, toxic spouses, madness. They're all in here." (Adam Nevill)
I should have listened to Jenni's review. This book is painful to listen to and is quite repetitive. A complete waste of my time, I only listened to the end a) because I was promised 'A brilliant ending' which may have made up for the main story and b) because I had wasted my credit purchasing it. Don't waste your credits or more importantly your time!
Really enjoyed the book at first and the mystery but then it goes off down a far fetched and a little bit ridiculous route and it loses all credibility for me. Shame it didn't keep to a more real concept.
I am a professional saxophone player and addicted to audiobooks! Very handy when having to drive long distances to gigs.
I have over 1000 audiobooks and rarely feel moved to write a review. If suspenseful psychological thrillers with a twist are your thing, don't miss this one. It's well written, well narrated and the story line is like no other.
The principal narrators by and large made a decent fist of some very poor material although it is a little misleading to list the great Anna Bentinck as one of them when all she does is introduce the chapter headings. As for the author, never again.
The publicity materials for this book make great play of its "twist" ending. What they omit to mention is that up until that point the plot treads a very well worn path with no particular charm, wit or narrative verve. As the end neared I anticipated the ending but kept thinking "No, she wouldn't go there, would she?" and lo and behold she did. Never mind giving me my money back I'm much more annoyed by the time I wasted on this when I could have been listening to something half way decent.
The narrators did their best to bring the two dimensional characters to life although the application of Scottish accents was inconsistent. There were at least two other characters described as growing up in Scotland and yet who were portrayed with English accents.
Note to self - remember that new books marketed with puffs from other writers (rather than from critics) are generally dire.
I pre ordered this and it was waiting for me on my Kindle this morning. I finished it half an hour ago.. I've had it on all day. Well presented. The narrators do a marvellous job and the novel itself is truly gripping. I wasn't sure what to expect and at first thought it was going to be a gritty thriller but the fantasy/horror elements trickled in so subtly I was completely convinced by them and gripped by the characters and the story to the final jaw dropping conclusion. Well worth the purchase price.
could not stop listening to this book. Thought I worked out the twist but it still managed to surprise me! Relatable characters. Well narrated. Read it!
Fan of urban fantasy & Victorian gothic especially set in London. Oh, and Georgette Heyer.
I LOVED this. Twisty, turny, creepy as anything. The audio equivalent of a page turner.
I won't comment on any of the plot as coming to it unspoiled is best.
Loses one star for performance which is generally excellent but there's one character who should have had a Scottish accent from the start.
"That was a waste of points...."
I cannot get past Chapter 10 and am now deleting this totally boring book from my device. I cannot figure out that there is a story here and am falling asleep listening to it. Sorry!
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