Behind Her Eyes
By: Sarah Pinborough
A single mom named Louise meets a man named David in a bar one night. When she goes into work on Monday she notices that her new boss happens to be David. Little did she know that he was married to a woman named Adele. When Louise runs into Adele after dropping her son off at school she learns a lot about Adele and David’s marriage. Hint: It’s definitely not perfect.
When I looked into reading this book I was excited because everyone said to wait for the ending because it was fantastic. WRONG! The ending left me in a weird mood and oddly confused. It didn’t help that the entire book just kept me waiting for something to happen. I would hate to spoil everyone but nothing happens. Maybe I didn’t enjoy it because I just didn’t understand the ending, and I’ll admit that. To me it felt like the author couldn’t think of a good ending and just threw one in there. If anyone can help me make sense of it that would be wonderful! Either way two stars is my rating just for the simple fact that it was boring.
Honestly, I’m not sure what I expected with this book. The synopsis isn’t that intriguing. It sounds like every other thriller/mystery. I could predict everyone’s next move, and I’m terrible at predicting anything. I also felt like the author just added these off the wall words that didn’t fit in with the rest of the writing. Compartmentalize was one of those words. How random is that? I didn’t like it but others might.
Since this book was character driven it didn’t have much about the setting. It didn’t really bother me because it would have made the book long and more drawn out than it already was.
As for the characters, I couldn’t connect with any of them. They were all annoying and treated each other like complete crap. I don’t care if Louise was trying to help she still slept with David after she knew he was married. David was just a, pardon my French, dick. You kind of feel bad when you learn what’s going on but then you give up on him after awhile. He is a “grown” man that should be able to take care of himself. I guess I shouldn’t assume. Then there is the infamous Adele. She was insane and I know she probably had something wrong with her I still didn’t like her. My favorite character was probably Rob and he was just talked about. Until the weird ending but as we all know I didn’t understand it.
I’m sorry this is probably an unpopular opinion but I just couldn’t get into the story and the world. There is not much there to think about. That’s why this review was short and probably repetitive. If you have read it let me know your thoughts and opinions. Please remember to be respectful and happy reading!