Behind Her Eyes - Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes

By Sarah Pinborough

  • Release Date: 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 921 Ratings



The instant New York Times and #1 international bestseller. “You should read Behind Her Eyes…It’s bloody brilliant.” Stephen King

"An eerie thriller…Pinborough keeps us guessing about just who’s manipulating whom – until the ending reveals that we’ve been wholly complicit in this terrifying mind game.” —The New York Times Book Review

Why is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes?

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 read 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.

In Behind Her Eyes, Sarah Pinborough has written a novel that takes the modern day love triangle and not only turns it on its head, but completely reinvents it in a way that will leave readers reeling.


  • Fantastic story

    By Bluepuffball
    Well worth the read! Couldn’t put it down and loved the ending!!!
  • Good ending

    By Syalalabelle28
    Good twisted ending. I thought i knew how it will end, but it was an unexpected turned.
  • Really unexpected ending

    By Bunny+Bunny=koot.
    Well developed characters and plot, I enjoyed going back and reading it again as I was lost occasionally the first time around. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was for the bizarre tripe about “losing a half stone”. Louise was big and fat and weak but once she dropped 7 pounds she was fit and lean and beautiful. How demeaning. Thankfully the Netflix show left that out. Highly Recommended!
  • Wow

    By GisellPacheco
    Im honestly not a fan of anything supernatural but with this book I easily overlooked it. I was very engrossed throughout the whole book and the twist was amazing! Highly recommend
  • I’m still in shock

    By Madnel11
    Wow wow wow wow. Best thriller I’ve read in awhile. Excited to see Netflix’s version
  • couldn’t put this down!! INSANE

    By kaykaybean13
    Just when you think you’ve got this thrilling harrowing and insanely addictive story figured out- think again. I couldn’t have imagined the outcome if I’d spent months attempting to. I’m GOBSMACKED. All I can say is BRAVA!! This is one thriller you won’t be able to wrap your brain around long after the book is finished. I’m still reeling from the ingenuity of this authors talent, cleverness and extraordinarily DIFFERENT aspects of this work of art and it’s ending. It is like none other. Trust that.
  • Captivating. Thrilling. Mesmerizing.

    By Podcast Listener 2008
    This book is an amazing read!!
  • GREAT book.

    By tkllovescats
    Couldn’t put this book down. Loved it from start to finish. You can really hear the characters voices and emotions throughout. Perfectly paced, and a whirlwind of an ending.
  • Never thought the end in a million years!

    By GlamGurl619
    Wow, I don’t give 5’s, but this one deserves it. I could not stop reading and I sure as hell did not see the ending coming. Great, great read!
  • Unrealistic ending

    By PepperO
    The plot kept me reading but the ending was disappointing.