Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes Cover

This Falmouth Book Barista is on a psychological thriller tear!  How I leapt from historical fiction at every turn to this darker, suspenseful kind of story is still a mystery…

Behind Her Eyes  is about Louise, a single mother of a 6-year-old boy who, out for the first time in a long while,  meets a handsome stranger in a bar.  They kiss but the man decides not to take things any further.  That Monday morning, when Louise goes to the psychiatry practice where she is a part-time secretary, she discovers her new boss David is the handsome stranger from the bar.  She meets him again as he tours the office with his beautiful and very precisely put together wife Adele, and they quickly agree to act as if nothing ever happened.  And yet they can’t…

At school drop off, Louise literally bumps into Adele, and they end up going for coffee and becoming friends, each acting like they don’t know the other’s relationship to David. When Louise’s son heads to Paris with her ex husband for a month, all that free time provides opportunity for Louise and David to start an affair in earnest.  And for Louise to spend more time with Adele.  How long until these secret relationships are revealed to each other?  What will happen when the truth comes out?

There are great twists and turns and building suspense.  Behind Her Eyes was a satisfying page turner-a quick weekend read.  Every review I’ve read dares the reader to guess the ending and then begs them not to spoil it for their friends…so Mum’s the word!