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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her EyesDon’t Trust This Book. Don’t Trust These People. Don’t Trust Yourself. And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending…

Louise 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… David 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… Adele 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?

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Bloody Nora! That was a rollercoaster and a half: the twists and turns and revelations kept coming, right up to the killer final chapter.The characters were great: enigmatic and three-dimensional – and each one of them eminently slappable at least five times throughout the book!

The story is incredibly clever and well-plotted. Every now and again I suspected what was going on but the ending was jaw-droppingly, gut-wrenchingly shocking. Although the story took a route I didn’t expect from the genre, this only serves to make it stand out from the crowd of domestic-noir psychological thrillers.

With congratulations to Sarah Pinborough and huge thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction for the ARC of Behind Her Eyes.

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