Monday, 27 February 2017

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her EyesBehind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Don’t Trust This Book
Don’t Trust These People
Don’t Trust Yourself
And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending…
‘Sarah Pinborough is about to become your new obsession’ Harlan Coben
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 is 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?

I have read Sarah Pinborough novels before and I have to admit I really like them. She manages to draw the reader in and keep them hooked until the ending and this is another of those books. I began it one Sunday afternoon and hardly put it down until I went to bed that night. I was so engrossed in the story line I had to know what was going to happen next.

David and Adele have moved to the area, they have the 'perfect' marriage, life and home. Louise works in a doctors office/physicist type place and has a son Adam. She split up with her husband Ian a while ago now, but they stay civil for Adam. Louise met David in a bar one night but currently has no idea who he is, that is until he walks through the office doors where she works and turns out to be the new doctor there.

This story is about the 3 of them, Adele, David and Louise and how their lives intertwine, I thought it was written very well and throughout the novel I kept changing my mind on different things, my feelings for the characters also changed throughout the book and I couldn't see which direction the story was going in.

This is a very difficult book to review, mainly because I don't want to spoil it for anyone but also because I want to discuss that ending, personally the second twist I feel was one too far and Pinborough should have stopped at just the first twist, had she have done that, this book would have got 5*. I feel that the second twist was unnecessary and actually didn't bring an awful lot extract to the story for me, it just made me cross and left me with a sour taste in my mouth as I thought it was silly.

Although the second twist in the book did spoil it for me, I feel that this was still a good read, one that does live up to the hype and if you enjoy thrillers you should pick this one up. I would also recommend you read other Pinborough novels as they are written well and keep you hooked from early on. I really did enjoy 98% of the book, if only the last 5 pages didn't exist. Hopefully after you have read this you will understand what I mean.

Overall though an enjoyable read that I would recommend and I will be passing my book on to a friend.

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