Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough


When you're a single mom, you don't get many nights out but Louise has just that tonight.  She is in a bar having a few drinks when she meets David.  They have an instant connection and before she knows it they are sharing a passionate kiss.  When she goes into her office the next day where she works as a receptionist, she is shocked to discover that David is her new boss, the new psychiatrist the clinic has hired.  Worse, he is very much married to the elegant Adele.

Louise can't afford to lose this job so she and David agree that last night was a mistake caused by drinking and that it won't affect their work.  A few days later, Louise runs into Adele while walking home from dropping her son off at school.  Adele is friendly and confesses that she hasn't made any friends.  Louise and Adele become friends although Louise knows it is a bad idea, especially when it becomes clear that she and David aren't going to be able to forget their first night.  Soon she is in an affair with David and is Adele's best friend.  How is she going to get out of this one?

Sarah Pinborough has written a psychological thriller that will instantly draw the reader in and refuse to let them go until they have read the last shocking page.  Each of the characters is caught in the triad of manipulation and secrets and it is almost impossible to determine who is lying and who is telling the truth.  The novel ends with a twist that I never saw coming and which makes this a memorable book that won't soon be forgotten.  This book is recommended for thriller readers.

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