Review: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
“The past is as ephemeral as the future—it’s all perspective and smoke and mirrors.”
Title: Behind Her Eyes
Author: Sarah Pinborough
Genres: Adult, Romance, Mystery, Thriller
When I started Behind Her Eyes, I really don't know what I expected to read. I have been wanting to read more thriller and since the tv show was coming to Netflix I decided to give it a shot. The story is utterly weird yet so incredibly though out that although it was slow paced at times and it didn't read like the fast paced thrillers I am used to, it was still a wonderful ride.
Louise, is a single mother who needs to get out more. Taking care of her son is the only thing she thinks about.- apart from work. Hence one night she goes out and meets a stranger, they share a kiss and she is blown away by the great conversation. The next day at work, she is astounded to see that her new boss is the man in the bar and that he is married to beautiful troubled woman called Adele. David and Louise continue to see each other, but at the same time Louise and Adele keep meeting up and become friends. Slowly, Louise starts seeing Adele's David. A David who might be cruel and ill intentioned, but there is always more to the story than what the surface shows.
There is really no telling where the story is going at any point. You might think you got the answer of what is going on but then something happens that it throws you off completely. The writing is not very enticing, so at times it got a little dull. But the plot itself is so gripping and absurd that it was a great read,
I hated all of the characters, but I feel that this is done on purpose. Your really don't enjoy David, nor you root for any of the woman. They are all messed up and crazy in their own way, so it was awesome to see the story unravel and the craziness come out more.
There is not much to say about the ending or the real good part of the story without spoiling it, so my ending conclusion is that the book is worth a shot.
--- 3.5 stars ---