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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Adele: I had forgotten what happiness feels like. For so long everything has been about David’s happiness- how to stop his dark moods,how to stop him drinking, how to make him love me….But now there are fireworks inside me. Bursts of colourful joy. Now I have Louise. A new secret….
Louise: Perhaps between the two of them, David and Adele, they’re bringing me back to life….

And then there is David! Married to Adele, on the surface happily, but with too many complexities marring their relationship. To call their marriage normal would not be normal at all. A chance meeting with Louise complicates affairs further, resulting in an explosive, mind-blowing thriller, the end of which is way beyond anything the reader would ever have imagined.

From the first page, Sarah Pinborough manages to pique the interest- masterful writing; a puzzling plot; characters that go under your skin; a narrative that is so involving and consuming, that you find yourself watching the diegesis unfold from behind their eyes.

Written as a first person narrative, alternating between Adele and Louise, Behind Her Eyes is a gripping and disturbing story, written so vividly, that I found myself racking my brain trying to figure out where the story was headed. Sometimes annoyed, but mostly shocked, I found it rather difficult to put the book down.

The ending is something that I wouldn’t have guessed in a hundred years!



About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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This entry was posted on May 15, 2017 by in Book Reviews, Contemporary, Fiction and tagged , .
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