Don’t trust this book. Don’t trust this story. Don’t trust yourself.
David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He’s a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden?
As Louise, David’s new secretary, is drawn into their world, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can’t guess how wrong – and how far someone might go to protect their marriage’s secrets.
AT LAST you can all read Behind Her Eyes which is so brilliant in so many ways even before that incredibly wickedly evil ending that will have you wandering around in a daze of WHY what the hell just happened. Yes you’ve all seen the hashtag if you follow social media #wtfthatending is about right.
BUT step back a moment. Lets pretend for a minute that this book didn’t have that little gem of a finale. Would it stand up against other psychological thrillers, be different, unique and all that jazz? Yes. Yes it would. Because the story of David, Adele and Louise is utterly compelling. It is gripping from the moment you read the opening salvo. And can I just please for a moment pay as much homage to the start as I do to the finish. That opening paragraph just sucks you right in, I can almost guarantee that if you read that stood in the bookshop you’ll just want to take the book home with you and finish it. Probably in one sitting.
So outwardly we have a lot of the themes that make psychological thrillers so popular – some people all caught up in each others lives, some with nefarious intentions, forget your unreliable narrators the author has created her very own type of storyteller. I can’t think of a decent name for it but then that’s why I’m not a writer. But she has redefined this genre – I read somewhere someone called it a psychological thriller with added Pinborough – spot on that person. If you have read her before that will make perfect sense and if you have not well, I hazard a guess you will be reading more soon.
Stunningly clever characters, a twisted plot to wreak havoc with the most clever of readers, plus an addictively intelligent tale with that x factor that makes you crazily turn the pages, Behind Her Eyes will definitely be one of my books of the year. Its a book you are desperate to talk about with everyone, so much so that you feverishly beg them to read it quickly so you can be less alone with it all.
AND NOW YOU ALL CAN. I’m so jealous of those who have yet to experience it.
Get it, read it, be in on the conversation – because #wtfthatending its coming for YOU.
HIGHLY recommended. Dive in, enjoy the ride but watch out – it’ll blow your socks off.
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