Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Main Characters

  • Louise
  • Adele
  • David

Publisher’s Summary

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone. 

When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar…who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise. 

And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend. But she also just happens to be married to David. And if you think you know where this story is going, think again, because Behind Her Eyes is like no other book you’ve heard before. 

David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife. But then why is David so controlling? And why is Adele so scared of him? 

As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, 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 a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets. 

Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes takes the modern-day love triangle and not only turns it on its head but completely reinvents it in a way that will leave listeners reeling.

Recent Reviews

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I first read this book in 2019. I read the reviews of “you’ll never guess the ending” and I said watch me. Let me tell you I didn’t guess the ending and yeah I was shaken. This book set so many standards. The writing is intense, the guessing game starts at the beginning. You’ll love Louise but also Adele. I 100% recommend it.

Also, you can guess the ending by a sentence, but it goes by so quickly that you’ll pass it without realizing what you just read.

I LOVE THIS BOOK also the show! Have you watched the show on Netflix?! Well, you better go watch it because it’s so similar to the book. I will always recommend the book first then the show but whatever your preference is go for it.

Ps I also reviewed the show and how similar the show was to the book. Linking it below

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Book Quotes

“It’s not that difficult, I want to say. People cheat all the time. The reasons are always selfish and base, it’s the excuses we make that are complicated.”