Thursday, March 16, 2017

Behind Her Eyes - by Sarah Pinborough - A brilliant psychological suspense thriller

5 of 5 Stars     Review copy

There is a quote from Benjamin Franklin at the beginning of Behind Her Eyes. It provides a clue, of sorts, as to the devilish nature of the story which follows.

Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

There are three principle characters in Sarah Pinborough's new psychological thriller.  Louise, the attractive, but somewhat chubby, divorced mother of six-year-old Adam.  Louise's boss, David, a psychiatrist by profession.  And David's beautiful, yet troubled wife, Adele.

The author cleverly tells her story through the first person point of view alternating betweeen each of the primary characters.  Each one exposing their own motivations while keeping their secrets from the others.  At first it might seem like you've picked up a romantic comedy, but it's not long before the reader can see there's more going on here than meets the eye.

Night terrors and lucid dreaming soon play a part in a tale so dark and twisted it's like trying to piece together a giant jigsaw puzzle without a picture to guide you. Just when you think you might know what's going on, trust me, you don't.

I know 2017 is just getting started, but it's going to be tough to find a better read in the months ahead. Pick up Behind Her Eyes and move it to the top of your TBR list.  It's that good.

Behind Her Eyes is published by Flatiron Books and is available in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audio formats.  That means there is absolutely no excuse for you not to read this exceptional book.

From the author's bio - Sarah Pinborough is a critically acclaimed adult and YA author based in London. Sarah was the 2009 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story and also the 2010 and 2014 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, and she has four times been short-listed for Best Novel. She is also a screenwriter who has written for the BBC and has several original television projects in development.

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