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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

//Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Louise is a single mom working part time for a group of psychiatrists in London. One night she is out at a bar and meets a great guy, sparks fly, but he leaves the bar and she thinks her life as well. The next day at work she realizes her new boss David is the guy from the bar. Awkward. You’d think this was the start of a romantic comedy; it’s not. He has brought his incredibly beautiful wife Adele to the office to make introductions. Louise hides in the bathroom to avoid the couple and after Adele leaves Lou clears the air with David and all should be well. But it’s not. There is still an attraction there that won’t let go of either of them.

A few days later after dropping her son off at school Lou bumps into Adele and is knocked off her feet. Adele seems lonely and wanting a friend so Lou agrees to go get coffee with her. A friendship blooms but Lou doesn’t tell Adele she knows David nor does she tell David she knows Adele. Over time Lou begins to learn things about their marriage that disturbs her. Who should she believe?

On the surface you have to wonder what kind of person would have a romantic relationship with one spouse while befriending the other, but the way the author crafts the initial encounters you can see it happening, as well as why Lou never comes clean to either about her relationship with the other. Thankfully you like Lou, otherwise this would be an impossible book to read, since by turns Adele or David seem to be the villain of the piece, it’s hard to figure out. That is why is a psychological thriller — you can never get a grasp on who the evil person is until the very, very end.

This is an unsettling book that delves into the power of sleep and dreams as well as the always creepy feeling of not knowing someone as well as you think you do. I picked this book up because the ending started being tweeted on Twitter under this hashtag: #WTFthatending. How could I not read it after that?! And yes, I thought I had the ending figured out but then there was one final twist that made that hashtag VERY deserved.
By |2017-05-03T19:46:47+00:00March 21st, 2017|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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