Thursday, 15 December 2016

Behind Her Eyes - Sarah Pinborough

Behind Her Eyes by [Pinborough, Sarah]

Behind Her Eyes is due for release on 26 January 2017 and I was lucky enough to be granted a review copy by NetGalley and the publishers Harper Collins.  My thanks first of all goes to them.

The book was a difficult one for me to review, I enjoyed it and wanted to know more, however found parts of it bizarre. The story centres around Adele (a stay at home wife) and David (a psychiatrist) who are married to each other, have a history which stems back years and you are given insights into this. There is also Louise who met David in a bar (after her friend failed to turn up) and then unknown to her when they met was going to end up her new boss. Louise is a single mum recently divorced and now raising her son whilst trying to work part time as David's secretary. Louise also ends up friends with David's wife and in that difficult situation of trying to please everyone!

The story is told in various chapters and you are treated to the Then / Now areas of Adele and chapters around Louise.

I guessed part of the story as I was reading, however was completely unaware of how the book was going to end and boy did that ending surprise me yet confuse me as well.

I have heard the saying that some books are like marmite and I am afraid this one is like that for me, and assume will be the same for a lot of readers.

Thursday, 1 December 2016


Well it's taken me a while to think how should I start this review, not because I didn't enjoy reading the book, but because so many times during reading this book, my heart plummeted and I would gasp out loud.

This book is about a child that goes missing after visiting the shops one day for being good. The child in question is only 8. The parent's worse nightmare begins and you are taken through their every waking moment, how they try to function and carry on as normal for their other daughter. The lengths parents will go to find out the truth and seek justice!

The book is told in different perspectives, mum (Libby), dad (Danny) and Hope, the child who has gone missing. I found it difficult to read those chapters of Hope's and at the end of them, wanted to hug my child even more. I have a daughter and at the time of reading this she was 8 and I had to keep stopping myself from just reading the book and think of how the story was being told!

I was left with feelings of do I really want to read on to, yes I need to know what happens!

Books about child abduction are not always easy to read whether fiction or truth and this one is no exception.

The author came across as certainly doing her research / homework and from some discussions I have seen on social media, it was a difficult book for the author to write as well. I finished this book towards the end of November, however it has taken me until the start of December to write my review.

This isn't because I didn't enjoy the book I did, but because it has affected me more than any other crime, psychological thriller book has recently.

This author is one I will definitely be keeping an eye on and have already bought some of her other books to read.

My thanks go to Bloodhound Books for allowing me to read a copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion