Behind Her Eyes

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3 out of 5 stars
By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

What the heck...

I listen to audible while I'm working or driving to and from work. Let me just say, you need to listen intently in the beginning, or you'll miss stuff in the end and you'll be very confused. The ending was great, until the very last plot twist, and then I was just annoyed. I don't think I would actually recommend this book to anyone.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Katherine Olson on 02-20-17

HATED the ending

I don't want to ruin this book for anyone, but I found the ending to be truly awful. This book was incredibly suspenseful and original in its story line, but I hated they way I felt when it was over. I'm unsettled and not in a good way. I didn't find the end to be clever, but written specifically for shock value. I hated it. I wish I had never spent my time listening to this book. I'm saddened by it.

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130 of 158 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By green ice cream garden on 03-16-17

Rolling My Eyes: A Review.

Half way through this book I thought maybe the reason I wasn't enjoying it (even remotely!) was because I wasn’t in the psycho-thriller mood. No. My mood is not taking responsibility. Let's start with the annoying characters: Louise is an idiot, Adele is a passive aggressive bitch, and David, let’s just say you have talked to cardboard boxes with more personality and depth than this guy. I can suspend disbelief like a champ but this book went way too far. Would the eventual plot twist and ending worked if it was just a plotting, revenge tale? Did it need the spoiler [supernatural twist]? Honestly, the way this love/revenge tale is solved/resolved is incredulous and wrought with holes that the book left me plain mad. Oh, and the #WTFthatending that all the rave reviews claimed would make this book the read of a lifetime, not so much. It makes me even more irate. Obviously, I am in the minority #DGAF.

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40 of 50 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Candice on 02-06-17

A fantastic, engaging story, hands-down

If you could sum up Behind Her Eyes in three words, what would they be?

Expressive, dramatic, captivating!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I don't mind being a fan of a villain who shows such diabolically planned-out chaos, and Adele is one of these. Talk about an absorbing backstory and an even better present-day trophy wife come tragic victim come evil genius. One almost has to respect going to such lengths to hang onto the man she loves so very, very much...

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Each of the narrators did a great job with their respective characters and truly brought them to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

To Sleep perchance to Dream

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book and appreciated its use of a little fantasy to make it stand apart from others in this genre. This was not overdone, in my opinion, and it's use & effects on the characters' lives was appealing in that sense. There was something to like and to dislike about each character, so the common bad guy/good guy scenario was not really at play. Each person contributes to his and her situation in his own way.
As for the ending, I was not appalled at all, as some reviewers. I for one didn't see it coming at all, and was pleasantly riveted once I got it. I felt that the end was not disconnected at all from the story, and would encourage readers to not let it keep you from experiencing this engaging and wholly entertaining story. Overall, I loved it and highly recommend!

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69 of 87 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Joan Price on 02-05-17

Oh my, the twists!

Where does Behind Her Eyes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I usually read complex, literary fiction, but I also love a good psychological thriller. This one was so involving that I kept wanting to listen instead of work. I found myself relishing commutes, errands, and long walks so that I had an excuse to keep listening. Highly recommended!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Behind Her Eyes?

The twists at the end. Please people, don't give anything away!

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Excellent narration, capturing the tone, cadence, and personality of the different characters.

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65 of 83 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Carolyn Webster on 08-18-17

Don't Waste Your Time

What disappointed you about Behind Her Eyes?

The lead up to the ending was pretty slow. I enjoyed it enough, but mostly I just really couldn't wait to hear the ending that everyone was boasting about. Really disappointing.

What was most disappointing about Sarah Pinborough’s story?

The main character is so frustratingly stupid. I've never actually felt this way about a character before. But she continued to make the same mistakes over and over again and it drove me so crazy by the end. I don't think her actions, by the end, were believable at all. She learned nothing!

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't. But I did really like the narrators. I think they gave great performances.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Behind Her Eyes?

I mean.. I don't presume to think I could make this book better by taking anything out. So nothing. Some people have obviously enjoyed it, so it just wasn't for me I guess.

Any additional comments?

I was trying to come up with the most ridiculous endings in my head the whole time because I wanted to be able to say that I called it. And I did figure out almost everything, and I think most people probably do. But it's true that the final twist got me. I really did have an idea that it would be something like it was, but not exactly. But the major story line completion, the ending of the master plan from the main character was what angered me so much. I guess it was brilliant in some ways, but it wasn't what I wanted to happen as the reader. And the last 2 minutes of the book? Genuinely upsetting on a pretty deep level.

Honestly I've never ever ever ever said anything like this before, but if you're as curious as I was and don't want to be built up for disappointment. Just listen to the last couple chapters.

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12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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