Behind Her Eyes (Mass Market)
A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller
Flatiron Books, 9781250184917, 416pp.
Publication Date: July 31, 2018
February 2017 Indie Next List
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The instant New York Times and #1 international bestseller. “You should read Behind Her Eyes…It’s bloody brilliant.” —Stephen King
Behind Her Eyes is the masterful psychological thriller from Sarah Pinborough with the ending everyone is talking about - the story of a marriage like you've never imagined.
Meet Louise. She is a hard-working single mom, stuck in a rut. One rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and the sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, Louise is thrilled to have finally connected with someone.
“An eerie thriller…A terrifying mind game.” —The New York Times Book Review
When she arrives at the office on Monday, Louise meets David, her new boss. It’s the man from the bar. The very married man from the bar who now says that their kiss was a terrible mistake…even if he still can’t keep his eyes off his new secretary.
“Brings to mind Hitchcock...masterfully engineered…the kind of novel that takes over your life.” —Joe Hill
Then Louise meets Adele, who’s new in town and in need of a friend. She seems to be deathly scared of her husband. ..who happens to be David. How did Louise end up drawn into this couple’s orbit—and how will she ever find her way out? The only thing that Louise knows for sure is that something in David and Adele’s marriage is very, very wrong. But how could she have ever imagined just how far a husband and wife might go to protect their secrets?
“Deserves its own warning label...for [the] ingenious, to-die-for twist.” —BookPage
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Praise For Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller…
"Behind Her Eyes is a cunning puzzle-box of a novel, a masterfully engineered thriller that brings to mind Hitchcock at his most uncanny, and Rendell at her most relentless. Lean and mean, dark and disturbing, this is the kind of novel that takes over your life. Sarah Pinborough slays."
—Joe Hill, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman
“Behind Her Eyes is a dark, electrifying page-turner with a corker of an ending. Sarah Pinborough is about to become your new obsession.”
—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once
“You should read Behind Her Eyes…It’s bloody brilliant.”
—Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Pinborough shrewdly transforms a romantic suspense novel into an eerie thriller calculated to creep you out…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
“The season’s twistiest thriller…Like all powerful over-the-counter drugs, Behind Her Eyes deserves its own warning label... mindblowing, genre-bending, breakthrough psychological thriller…avoid any contact with the growing buzz concerning the novel’s ingenious, to-die-for twist.”
"A masterpiece of suspense...A rare joy...Creates a sense of disorientation and dread that is highly satisfying. But it is with the plot, so tight and yet also intricate, that Pinborough shines. No detail or character is extraneous."
—Booklist (starred review)
“The strongest, most unsettling thriller of the year, with a final twist destined to provoke arguments for years to come. Read it now before someone spoils the ending for you.”
—John Connolly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Parker novels
“Behind Her Eyes is as twisty as a steep mountain road, and just as nerve-wracking. The shocks just keep coming around those blind curves.”
—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
“One of them is hiding a secret, revealed near the end of the book, which will leave you (and another of the characters) gasping…your patience and indulgence will be rewarded in spades when you get to the ending(s), which will have you simultaneously swallowing your tongue and screaming. Seriously. You’ll be stuck in that nanosecond between seeing a car’s bumper slide up to you and the moment of impact for a long time to come after reading it.”
“First you’ll want to know the ending. Then you’ll HAVE to know the ending. And when you close the book with paper cuts from turning pages so fast you'll want everyone you know to read it too so you can talk about it. You know the rules to Fight Club. Well the rules to Behind Her Eyes are simple. Get a copy by any means you can. And do not tell ANYONE how it ends.”
—Simon Toyne, author of The Searcher
“A modern love triangle with so many mind-screws you start questioning if maybe this particular triangle has more than three points. It's funny, it's cold, it's modern. A master-class in juggling moods and the two sides to every story. And, wow, that ending. Pinborough's latest had me questioning everything. And the answers that eventually came frightened me more than the unknown preceding them. I loved Behind Her Eyes. It's a modern love triangle thriller and it would make one helluva movie.”
—Josh Malerman, bestselling author of Bird Box
“Twisty psychological thriller…Pinborough will keep even veteran genre readers guessing.”
“A deliciously dark love story that will keep you guessing. Shocking, gleeful, and thrilling, welcome to the world of Sarah Pinborough.”
—Sarah Langan, three-time Bran Stoker Award winning novelist
"If Behind Her Eyes isn't the thriller of the year, there is no justice. Hugely entertaining, utterly compelling and the ending will leave you reeling."
—Sarah Lotz, author of The Three
“Walking the tightrope between psychological and supernatural thriller with effortless ease and delicacy, Behind Her Eyes has everything a thriller needs: fully realized characters, peerless writing, a tank of a plot that sustains the suspense right to the end, and a whammy of a finale that hits you like a cartoon piano falling onto a rabbit’s head. It takes a lot to catch me out, but this one did. It’ll get you, too...”
—Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
“The second twist turns the creepy factor up to 11 and is a total wrong-footer. #WTFthatending indeed – the sort that makes you go back to the beginning to check if it all pans out. And it does.”
“Builds and builds to an ending so satisfying, I wanted to light a cigarette afterwards (and I gave up smoking two years ago). When the twist did come, it was so twisty, so creepy, that I wanted to recoil even as I feverishly turned the page...In a really crowded thriller market, with new trends almost upon us, Behind Her Eyes leaves its competition trailing in the dust." —RedOnline