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Don’t Trust This Book
Don’t Trust These People
Don’t Trust Yourself
And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending…
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…
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…
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 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?
'Bloody brilliant' Stephen King
‘Piledriver domestic thriller with pull-the-rug-out ending’ Ian Rankin (on Twitter)
‘A dark, electrifying page-turner with a corker of an ending’ Harlan Coben
‘This year’s must-read thriller’ Evening Standard
‘The most unsettling thriller of the year… Read it now before someone spoils the ending for you’ John Connolly
‘Everyone will be talking about this book’ Stylist
‘Masterful writing that crackles with tension, before detonating that ending’ Angela Clarke
‘One of the best endings to a book’ Prima
‘Just when you think you’ve nailed it, Pinborough pulls the rug out from underneath you’ Sam Baker
‘The ending's a shocker that makes you want to read the novel all over again’ Woman and Home
Praise for the Sunday Times Bestseller, Behind Her Eyes:
'Bloody Brilliant' Stephen King
‘Piledriver domestic thriller with pull-the-rug-out ending’ IAN RANKIN (on Twitter)
‘A dark, electrifying page-turner with a corker of an ending’ HARLAN COBEN
‘This year’s must-read thriller’ EVENING STANDARD
‘The most unsettling thriller of the year… Read it now before someone spoils the ending for you’ JOHN CONNOLLY
‘Everyone will be talking about this book’ STYLIST
‘Masterful writing that crackles with tension, before detonating that ending’ ANGELA CLARKE
‘One of the best endings to a book’ PRIMA
‘Just when you think you’ve nailed it, Pinborough pulls the rug out from underneath you’ SAM BAKER
‘The ending's a shocker that makes you want to read the novel all over again’ WOMAN AND HOME
‘Set to be one of the most talked-about books of 2017’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘Not your standard unexpected outcome’ SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
About the author
Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Sarah Pinborough is a critically acclaimed, award-winning, adult and YA author. She is also a screenwriter who has written for the BBC and has several original television projects in development.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We couldn’t put down Behind Her Eyes, a domestic thriller that marks Sarah Pinborough's move from fantasy and horror to very adult fiction. The novel peers deeply and hauntingly into an extramarital affair from the points of view of the two women involved, drawing the reader effortlessly towards an arresting final twist. Behind Her Eyes is set in London—where the author lived for many years—and based in part on her personal experiences. Pinborough nails the unsettling realism and tightly drawn suspense of her story.
British author Pinborough (Murder) effectively shifts perspectives between two complex characters in this twisty psychological thriller set in North London. Louise Barnsley is chagrined to learn that the hunky man who kissed her in a bar turns out to be her new, married boss, therapist David Martin. Louise and David agree that the flirtation would be just a onetime thing, but their interactions become more complicated when David's gorgeous wife, Adele, bumps into Louise and cultivates her friendship. Sections set in different time frames provide an ominous backdrop for the triangle, with references to dirt under fingernails and things having been done "that could not be undone." Despite her deepening bond with Adele, Louise is unable to successfully repress her attraction to David, even as he shows sides of his personality that disturb her. Pinborough will keep even veteran genre readers guessing about which members of the trio, if any, are providing trustworthy accounts of their pasts and presents.
Customer ReviewsSee All
A good read
I enjoyed the journey more than the end honestly, though I can see it being an amazing ending, it just didn’t quite do it for me
Didn’t see that twist coming....
Brilliant from start to finish!!
Devilishly dark, utterly compelling and a little bit crazy! I loved it!
I’ve heard so much about this book and I’ve had it on my to-read list for a while, so when I found out it was coming to Netflix, I just had to read it first. Why did I wait so long? This was such a brilliant story and so cleverly written. It was nothing like what I expected and just when I thought I’d worked it all out, in came a shocker of a twist that left me picking my jaw up from the floor!
The story is narrated by Louise (the other woman) and Adele (the wife). What do they have in common? David! Poor Louise, she is a single mum just trying to do her best for herself and her son Adam, she deserves a bit of happiness in her life. So, when she meets David on a night out and shares a kiss with him, she starts to think things might finally be looking up for her.
It’s not long before Louise and David’s paths cross again but it is also not long before she meets his wife! This is where Louise should walk away, nothing good could ever come of befriending the wife of a man you have kissed! Louise is too nice though and can’t find a way to turn down an invite for a coffee date and before you know it, she has got herself a new best friend!
Oh, how much I loved these characters! David and Adele are the most unreliable characters I have ever come across in a book. I didn’t know from one chapter to the next which one I trusted. Louise is such a naïve character, but she was sweet and genuinely didn’t want to hurt anyone. I spent half my time wanting to shake her and tell her to walk away and the other half, egging her on, telling her she was doing the right thing.
What I loved about this book the most was that for the majority of the story, you don’t even really know what is going on. You think you do at points, but you really don’t. David and Adele never reveal too much, so you hang on to the bits of information that you are drip-fed through the chapters and try and work out for yourself what you think happened in the past and what you think is going to happen in the future.
There was a small part of this book that was ever so slightly similar to a book that I have read recently, so I felt a bit smug at one point, thinking I’d sussed it all out. Whilst I had worked out some of it, I absolutely did not guess that incredible ending!
Many are saying this book is a bit like marmite, you either love it or you hate it. Well, I loved it! Anyone who can write a book that holds my interest throughout, keeps me guessing and shocks me at the end, is an incredible author in my eyes. I can’t wait to read more from Sarah.
This is an absolute must-read or for those that aren’t big on books, then check this out on Netflix from the 17th February.