Behind Her Eyes
Why is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes?
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...more
Sooooo ti…moreNot even close!!! Dumbest "twist" I've ever heard of. If they think this book is the "thriller" of the year, they'll be greatly disappointed.
Sooooo tired of people pushing an agenda with the ending the author chose. Actually it's disgusting.(less)
However, this book is being sold as something it is not and …more There is probably a spoiler effect to this answer, so continue reading at your own risk.
However, this book is being sold as something it is not and that already has burned many of us, so I feel it is proper to warn people that it simply is not a pure psychological thriller. There is EXTREME paranormal ability involved. Ridiculous if you are not into that stuff.(less) (hide spoiler)]
Firstly, the book gives up too much too soon. It's about a beautiful, upper middle class couple - David and Adele - who on the outside appear to have the perfect marriage. Louise works for David, though her attraction to him, and her secret friendship with his wife, brings her closer and closer to the skeletons in th ...more
Boom. That ending. That "WTF-That-Ending" heard ‘round the world, or at least, the social media book-reading community.
It feels like this author just said, “Know what? Screw this, I’m doin’ it”, and then she did it.
Seriously. She WENT for it.
It’s been a while since I’ve been legitimately shocked as a reader, and I don’t care how much this ending can be reduced down to utter nonsense, I’m embracing the hell out of it and you can’t stop me.
Behind Her Eyes is very readable; I couldn’t put it down and I was constantly trying to figure out what was going to happen. However, once all was finally revealed, I came to the conclusion that I did not like this book.
It’s nearly impossible to write a summary of the events of this book without giving too much away, so I am just going to keep it as this: A man, his wife, and his secretary get caught up in a tangled web.
I know that I am in the minority with my feelings about this one ...more
To give an indication of just quite how bad it actua ...more
Okay, so I checked my Overdrive this morning and it said this book was going back in 4 hours so I thought I would try it right quick. I COULDN'T put it down! Funny to think I probably wouldn't like it!
Let me tell you, this freaking book blew my little mind! Just right out into space!!!
There are mixed reviews about the book like there are many books but I don't give a rats behind because this book was AMAZEBALLS. Talk about crazy train!!!
So, Louise is a single mom tha ...more
If I had known then what I know now I may not even have bothered reading this Novel as I felt it strayed from psychological thriller to Fantasy/Paranormal which didn't work for me.
I have a hard time suspending disbelief at the best of times in books and therefore stay away from novels where fantasy or magic realism play a role but I do like a good well written Psychological thriller and have read a couple this year that I really enjoyed. While Behind Her Eyes is unique and well writt ...more
I am a forgiving reader; give me a moderately cohesive story and some good characters and I will suspend disbelief and hang with you.
When you get me to buy in and then shamelessly jump the shark into contrived and cop-out paranormal bullshit, I'm out and I go hard. It's unfair to your reader.
Umm, seriously? What did I just read?
Sarah Pinborough's new book, Behind Her Eyes is one crazy book, one that at different times had me totally hooked, rolling my eyes, predicting (incorrectly) how the plot would be tied together, and then, ultimately, re-reading the last few chapters a few times to make sure what I thought happened actually did.
So, let's see how to review this.
"Secrets, secrets, secrets. People are filled to the brim with them if you look closely."
Louise is a s ...more
Louise is a single mum on a rare night out when she meets a man in a bar. They share a drunken kiss and then he leaves, but Louise can't stop thinking about him, she felt a connection during their very short flirtation. When she arrives at the office after the weekend she's introduced to her new boss, and yes it's 'the man in the bar' David. It ...more
Told from 2 points of view.
Adele - married to David since she was a teenager. She is beautiful, ethereal, with a hint of vulnerability that draws people to her. Only she may have something hiding beneath the surface. (Well, of course! ...more
Oh my I don’t even know how to rate this one let alone review it! So for now 3.5 stars rounded down.
Did this novel pull me in? Most definitely! I was hooked right away and absolutely could not put this book down. It totally consumed me and I was constantly trying to figure out what the heck was going on! Was it him…..was it her….and then the ending….oh brother, seriously! That is what my thoughts were exactly after reading!
BEHIND HER EYES by SARAH PINBOROUGH was an int ...more
I read BEHIND HER EYES a few months ago when I received the paper ARC unexpectedly in my mail. Thank you Flatiron Books! I appreciate the hard work that you do to promote authors and new books. Having said that, I am always a bit leery of books that are sent out to the social media world with such grandiosity and heavy-handed publicity. Can't a great book get footing on its own? Sadly, maybe not. Oh well, never mind that thought.
I am somewhat of a realist, but I'm open-minded and curious about ...more
And that eye, fully dilated and widely on alert, says it all.
Now, let me just say that this one is not gonna be on everyone's radar. Having read Mayhem and The Language of Dying, Behind Her Eyes ventures into a deep psychological pond. The fish swimming there seem to glide against the tide of reality. You really wouldn't want to go wading into that pool of murky water on your own.
Louise, a single mom and a part-time employed secretary, dips her toes into that pond one ...more
The reviews for this book were amazing for the most part, so I was eagerly awaiting my copy from the library. In the meantime, I got acquainted with the author by reading “Mayhem”, which was pretty good, and made me even more excited about delving into this one.
The book gets off to a sinister start because Adele and David are obviously having a hard time in their marriage. David appears to be the classic abusive control freak, ...more
Um No. I've had little think and I've come to the conclusion I did not like this book after all. Its very "readable" as I flew through it and enjoyed the read during the process, but afterwards it left a bad taste in my mouth and the more I pondered what I just read the more I was just irritated and felt cheated.
Behind Her Eyes is a perverse menage trois type deal between unhappily married husband and wife, Dave and Adele. And the single mother Louise that drunkenly kisses Dave one nigh ...more
I listened to the audio version. The audio is awesome. The last 10 minutes turned this book from a 4 Star to a 4.5 Star for me! What a freaking ending! I was worried that I would figure out the ending because I read a bunch of reviews. Nope! Complete shocker! I love crazy endings!
Great audio! Would make a great first listen. Wonderful narrators.
Highly recommended ...more
some years back, i was at BEA with greg, and we were on line for something or other, and he’d wandered off to a nearby booth while i held our place. there was a gaggle of librarians behind me in line, and the boy-librarian was holding court, impressing all the girl-librarians* with his game of thrones knowledge by giving a highly detailed and booming synopsis of everything that happens in A Storm of Swords, which i had ...more
So why quibble over that half a star ? To be honest I had some slight issues with the beginning of the book, which were overcome the further the story unfolded. My fear was what I call "The Gone Girl" syndrome, where you have this appre ...more
Oh My Gosh. What did I just read? I haven't the faintest idea! Crazy with a side of Tabasco thrown in? Something like that.
And now for my review? I don't even know what to say. First, this book is bat-sh&t cray cray. Second, you must believe the hype people, it's real.
So what’s the story? Louise, a single mother, is out one night having a drink – there she meets a man (David), whom she is immediately drawn to. The night is mostly innocent, though there is an instant conne ...more
BUT FOR THE LOVE OF HELLO KITTY DON'T GET SPOILED IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO READ THIS BOOK! You know some turd is going to do it...so stay far away from the reviews.
I'm going to try to not spoil nothing but I'll gif the heck out of the review and annoy half of Goodreads anyways.
These three main characters are not your friend. At least I hope the heck not. They are some selfish, mean ass characters.
Sorry, Janis..these people are both type ...more
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Louise is a divorced mother of one working the front desk of a psychiatrists office. On one of the rare nights she’s able to treat herself to an adult night, she meets a charming and handsome man who she shares a few kisses and a lot of flirtations with. This is the first man in a long time that she’s actually liked and to her horror when sh ...more
So I have picked what side of the fence I have landed on and it is the side of liking it. Honestly this probably would have been a hands down 5 star for me, except I wasn't as shocked as I would've been had I read this...say like ..umm 4 years a ...more
A few days later after dropping her son off at school, she makes a new friend named Adele. Louise senses Adele is lonely and seeking friendship having just recently ...more
ARC from Netgalley.
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