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Behind Her Eyes
Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
Only two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He's a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden?As Louise, David's new secretary, is drawn into their orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can't guess how wrong--and how far a person might go to protect their marriage's secrets.
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OutAndAbout
Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
Mehso-so

I read this one because the ending was supposed to be incredible, and it was. Unfortunately, the lead-up to the ending was not as good as the ending itself. The characters weren't very likable and were somewhat flat. I listened on audio, and I'm not sure I'd have finished if I hadn't. But it was a quick easy read with an intricately plotted mystery wrapped up well at the end so worth the listen.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I would have to say this one!! 👀 I loved this book!!

#SundaySoapbox

marleed What immediately came to mind was the tagged. I saw the movie first and read the book a year later (movie still very much in my head). What!? The book ending!! (edited) 4mo
Jerdencon The Silent Patient 4mo
AmyG One of my favorite book twists was in A Simple Plan by Scott Smith. I read that years and years ago and I can still remember gasping. My husband ran in the room yelling “what happened?” 😂 4mo
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mcctrish We were liars got me 4mo
Megabooks This was a great twist! 4mo
Elizabeth2 Defending Jacob by William Landay. 4mo
Eggs I had to think about this one: Woman in the Window, We were Liars, Silent Patient . Thanks for tagging me 💛💛 4mo
DarkMina @Elizabeth2 I agree! 4mo
Elizabeth2 @DarkMina ooooh! Have you read it?! One of my favorite books. The ending left me speechless. They changed the ending for the TV series. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG I‘ll have to add that one to my list!! 4mo
DarkMina @Elizabeth2 I didn‘t see the tv series. The book ending was a shocker for sure! I liked it too. 4mo
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Kleblanc
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So freaking good!! Even better than the Netflix show 📚

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Kleblanc
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Breakfast & a good book 📚 Belgian double chocolate waffles with bourbon barrel maple syrup & peach herbal tea with wildflower honey 😍

BookwormM Sounds amazing 4mo
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Tsalm1
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Mehso-so

3.5 Stars ⭐️ - it was a really compelling read, good characters and intriguing plot, but I was disappointed by the ending. I would read more from Sarah Pinborough though!

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Christyco125
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Starting the Netflix series. Can‘t wait to find out how they make this come to life. #BasedOnBook #TVversion

Christyco125 And it‘s still weird but the visuals do help you follow what happened 5mo
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IamIamIam
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Panpan

I am totally through with this... I stuck around for a non-ending and absolute drivel. I'm disappointed in myself for trying to finish it. I've been listening at work and realized I just don't care about insane Adele, annoying busy body Louise or simpering David anymore. 😤

deeannloso I DNFd it after a few chapters. It was boring. 5mo
IamIamIam @deeannloso If I had it in print, I would have bailed a long time ago. The characters are just too inside their own heads & the chattering without action killed me eventually. 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
TheRiehlDeal Thank you for saving me 11 hours! Quality over quantity, right? 5mo
IamIamIam @TheRiehlDeal Not all heroes wear capes!! 😂😂😂 There are absolutely better ways to spend your time. I went from that to 5mo
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IamIamIam
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Not gonna lie... she kind of lost me at astral projection... 🙄🙄🙄

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IamIamIam
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So 👏 insanely 👏 REPETITIVE!!!!!

23% in and I feel like I've listened to the same sentence a hundred times....

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#FreakyFriday
#Haunted

This is definitely a freaky book 👀

Eggs Agreed! Nice effect with the mirror 7mo
TheBookHippie Gah that book 😝😫 freaked me out 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie haha! You threw it!! 🤪👀 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you 👀 7mo
BkClubCare This is definitely one of those books I can never forget! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BkClubCare YES!! the ending 😳😵 👀 7mo
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KatieDid927
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Thank you so so much @AFrostCauseReads for the lovely gifts! The cup is perfect for my ICED PSLs and the towels are so cute. Great book choices, too! And thanks for hosting @Avanders ! 🍂🍁

#FallingForFallSwap #FFFS

Avanders Yay!! 😍🍂🍁🧡 8mo
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RiaWritten
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Pickpick

Hoooooolyyyyyyy craaaaaap (this book punched me in the face with awesome and I loved it)

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CherMoreBooks
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Mehso-so

I had heard great things about this one so I was very intrigued. I wanted to love it, but I didn‘t. I was entertained but I got very annoyed with Louise. She kept making mistakes over and over again. The characters aren‘t particularly likeable. It‘s a complex plot and it wasn‘t a bad book but I just didn‘t love it. #thriller

WJCintron Did you watch the series? I really recommend it!! 9mo
CherMoreBooks I haven‘t yet! I‘m looking forward to watching it. 9mo
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Coleen
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I remember loving this book when it came out, as twisted as it was. But as much as I loved it, i have a terrible memory and didn‘t remember much of the details or the ending. Didn‘t realize there was a series adaptation until recently. Just finished watching, and it surprised me all over again. Who has seen it? What did you think?

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Tanner
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Pickpick

Good suspenseful read but I can‘t buy into one part of the ending.

Bklover Yeah - neither could I. 11mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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When Behind Her Eyes was a BOTM selection in 2017 Litsy had a lot of WTF 😳 was that ending reviews. As it should be. This domestic psychological goes along mostly as expected until the author turns it in its head. Very much a love it or hate it 🤬 reveal. For me, it was one of two escape reads. With the holiday weekend, I put all serious reading down and immersed myself in OPL! ⬇️

Full reviews http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2021

BarbaraTheBibliophage OPL = other people‘s lives 11mo
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ONH
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Definitely not my usual genre, nor my favorite … but still enjoyable enough! I checked it out mainly because I wanted to read it before watching the Netflix series. Reminded me a LOT of Gone Girl and Verity—a psychological thriller driven mainly by feelings of “I have to know what happens!” and plot twists rather than character development, themes, or poignant language. Quick and easy summer read that was exactly what I expected it to be.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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After my very frustrating and disappointing week, I bought myself a little happy.

I MAY have gone a little overboard at BAM!

Birdsong28 Behind her eyes is AMAZING!! 📚 📖 11mo
ValerieAndBooks Nothing like new books to bring cheer 📚📚!! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Behind Her Eyes 👀 📚🙌🏻 11mo
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MaleficentBookDragon @ValerieAndBooks @Birdsong28 I agree. I was happy the moment I walked through the door. If I hadn‘t needed to get back to NY, I would stayed and bought even more! Now I‘m smelling my new books.😄 11mo
Avanders Looks like a very reasonable response to a crap week to me! 😜😘 11mo
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Tracey3
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Mehso-so

There was so much hype about this book and the Netflix series. Unpopular opinion: I was not impressed. The book was entertaining enough, but when a certain element of a supernatural nature (trying not to spoil here) came into play, I lost interest. The reveals weren‘t all that surprising either. At least I know that I don‘t need to make the Netflix series a priority.

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gisellreads
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4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really regret watching the Netflix series before reading. I still enjoyed the story. The end was so abrupt, but it still had a good twist 💭

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FelinesAndFelonies
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Panpan

This is another one of those books that I don't understand all the hype about. It was another domestic thriller. Although a short novel at 307 pages, I feel like the author really could have written it as a short story & been more effective. There wasn't enough in the storyline to justify the entire 307 pages of the book. Same worn out storyline. Nothing new or special here. I finished it but not because I wanted to-I just wanted it to be over.

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Arvena
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Mehso-so

It was an intriguing, suspenseful story. But for me it dragged. Too slow, too crazy 😵 All the characters were extremely unlikable.
Although, original eccentric ending was quite unique 🤓

Gissy Agree. I think the tv adaptation was better. 12mo
ReadingisMyPassion I loved this one. 12mo
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Tachie93
Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
Pickpick

So I finally had the chance to finish this book. I‘m so upset it took me this long to finish it. But let me just say this, I was definitely not expecting that.

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Tachie93
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Sooo I‘m beyond excited to find out what Adele is up to!! And what is up with the second door??? Omg I wasn‘t too sure about this book at first but now I can‘t seem to put it down lol

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ScientistSam
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Panpan

This just really wasn't for me. It felt pretty predictable (especially since I had had a super high-level indication of the item under the spoiler warning below), even with the final twist. And it revolves around a "love" triangle with cheating involved that just really is not my cup of tea.

ScientistSam I knew high level that there was something paranormal, but I think it would have been pretty easy to guess by the halfway point if not sooner. 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one! Not my usual read! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Christine threw the book at the end!!! 🤣🤣🤣 @TheBookHippie 13mo
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ScientistSam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks glad you enjoyed it! I think mine may be an #unpopularopinion! 😁 13mo
ReadingOver50 @ScientistSam I didn‘t care much for this book either 13mo
MicheleinPhilly I hated this book. HATED IT. 13mo
ScientistSam @ReadingOver50 @MicheleinPhilly glad I'm not the only one! 13mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#SpringSentiments Louise should have been more #Apprehensive!
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Eggs Yes!!! Great choice! 13mo
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Caryl
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Pickpick

Ha! This one was a lot of fun — a perfect spring break read. Definitely not your typical thriller. Now I‘m debating watching the Netflix series. Anyone recommend?

Thanks to @batsy for the intriguing review, which got me to take a look. 👁

batsy Glad you liked it! It's one of those "go along for the wild ride" things :) I'm hoping to watch the series soon! 14mo
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MelKelsey
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Book 40

I watched this on Netflix before reading it. The show is incredibly true to the book. Sometimes I wished I hadn't watched it first so I could be surprised by the twists. It would have been shocking! Other times I was glad I knew what was going to happen because I understood all the tiny clues and references. If you like twisty suspenseful thrillers, this is definitely worth a read (and watch). ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Caryl
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I‘m joining the #AwesomeApril Readathon! School starts again on Monday, so I won‘t have a lot of time to read, but think this will be a nice way to remind myself to pause and refresh. My goals:

📚Finish the book I am currently reading (tagged here).
📚Read the six picture books I have checked out from the library.
📚Read two more books from my April #BookSpinBINGO board.
📚Schedule a curbside library pickup.

Thank you for hosting, @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 14mo
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DrLReads
Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
Pickpick

This book is a gripping read with a twist that is *very* unexpected. (Truly, I thought I saw it coming...oh boy, I was wrong!)

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Lauranahe
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Mehso-so

So...I was in until the end. It‘s a typical thriller à la gone girl or big little lies, but then the end...ruined it for me. I‘ll give it a so-so for the mystery built until then.

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Birdsong28
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julesG Thanks! 14mo
squirrelbrain 😁👍 14mo
Caroline2 I really enjoyed the TV series on Netflix of this book. It‘s so different!! 👍 14mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag 😊👍 14mo
Ms_T I read this book a couple of years ago and loved it ❤️ 14mo
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Kempfme
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Pickpick

I have been meaning to read this since I got it as a BOTM, but after watching the Netflix series, I had to pick this up. This is my first read by Pinborough and she did not disappoint.

A secretary meets a man while out on the town, who turns out to be her married boss. She soon befriends his wife, which turns everything upside down.

Some of the character's are frustrating, but the plot is really great, especially with the twist at the end.

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Nalbuque
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Pickpick

Whoa. This was... interesting! I thought some parts were predictable but then...they weren‘t? Ha, it was cool. I think this would be a bit of a frustrating read for people who like the genre (suspense? crime? thriller? I dno), but I found it pretty entertaining.

#2021

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ElleSkel
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Pickpick

Just finished this one and it is a pick for me. I like bending the ‘rules‘ of fiction so I loved this. Now for the show. 🤞🏼📺
📖⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ElleSkel I don‘t know why this says I bailed. I didn‘t. It‘s a pick! Lol 1y
CBee You can change it! 1y
Reggie Lol you just have to go to the three dots in the right hand corner and say edit and scroll down and it should let you change it to pick. 1y
ElleSkel @Reggie @CBee LOL I did! It shows pick at the bottom but bail on the picture. It‘s so odd. *update* needed a refresh apparently. All good! (edited) 1y
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Bookish_AF
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What. The. Actual. Fuck.

Ok, I‘m off to binge watch the Netflix series now!

Moonprismpower Well now I have to watch this too. I haven‘t read the book but a new series sounds right up my alley. 😃 1y
magyklyXdelish Yessssssss. It‘s literally the most shocking ending of any book I‘ve ever read. I was floored. I still haven‘t watched the show yet though so you will have to let me know if it lives up to it! 1y
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Cathyloves2read
Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
Mehso-so

I read this book because I want to watch the Netflix series, which I‘ll start tonight. The book was ok, but I am hoping that the series is better.I couldn‘t put the book down because I heard that there was a surprise ending and I couldnt wait to find out what it was.I‘m not sure that I liked the supernatural element that was thrown in.It just didn‘t seem to fit.That‘s my take anyhow.If you‘ve read this book, I‘d love to hear how you feel about it.

That-Bookish-Hiker I felt the same way about the ending. It kind of felt like a cop out to me. The show is good but I still hated the ending 😆. 1y
Bookgirl I was the opposite. I thought the show was boring and the ending the only interesting, if ludicrous, thing about it. This could have easily been a movie rather than 5 hours. 1y
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Carolhreads
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Rated it 4 stars I enjoyed this book a lot I didn't see the ending it other things that happened in the book coming. The ending was a little rushed and the beginning slow but good all the same

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batsy
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I had a lot of fun reading this. Bananas, campy, OTT, & plays on itself. It's been awhile since I read genre fiction that said, "Fuck the parameters of realism!" & went all in. Lol. As ? entertainment, it works. I think people's expectations will vary wildly, & that's to do with how it's shoved into a trendy marketable genre when it actually collapses genre. Naomi Fry in her review of the show links it to Victorian sensation novels, which is apt.

batsy @rohit-sawant I remember your thoughts on this book from maybe three years ago? (lol) and you were right, as you usually are! 1y
Oryx Brilliantly bonkers. 1y
Simona I was seriously pissed off with the ending 😖 1y
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batsy @Oryx Looking forward to seeing how it translates to the screen! 1y
batsy @Simona Yeah, I can understand that 😅 1y
TieDyeDude Ha! Yeah, this was wild and fun to read. I've never heard of Victorian sensation novels... 1y
Cathythoughts Great review... I‘ll give it a go ... the tv series is very popular... I love a decent thriller & they are far & few between these days ( in my humble opinion ) 1y
batsy @TieDyeDude It's a broad umbrella that includes writers like Wilkie Collins & Mary Elizabeth Braddon & novels that include elements of the Gothic, supernatural, melodrama, romance ... The fun stuff 😂 1y
batsy @Cathythoughts I hope you find it a good read, Cathy! All I can say is, please don't expect a regular thriller... 🤐😆 1y
BarbaraBB It doesn‘t sound like your kind of book at all! Happy you liked it though! 1y
readordierachel So curious about the adaptation! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Victorian sensation? Curious. Glad you had fun reading it! 1y
Reggie Lol, I love this review. 1y
batsy @BarbaraBB The level of bonkers made this fun 😁 1y
batsy @readordierachel Same! My attention span is terrible with TV shows, though, so I hope to watch till the end 😆 1y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks, Jessie! Haven't seen you around here much. Hope you're doing well, friend ❤️ 1y
batsy @Reggie Thanks! ☺️ 1y
rohit-sawant Glad this was a pick for you! Most readers have responses that are polar opposites. I remember mostly being salty in my review about how it was mismarketed as a Gone Girl-esque thriller. 😆 Looking forward to the adaptation. 1y
BarbaraBB I liked it too! 1y
batsy @rohit-sawant Yes, I think it suffered from the way it was marketed. It was meant to ride on the GG hype. I'm currently reading another good book (so far) that's probably getting meh reviews because it's being marketed as a thriller (it's not) and it's got "Girl" in the title ??‍♀️ 1y
rubyslippersreads I‘m curious about this because of the TV series. “Victorian sensation” might have tipped me over the edge. 😄 1y
batsy @rubyslippersreads It's just bonkers and goes where one doesn't expect it to go. It's so hard to tell who might enjoy it and who won't 😁 1y
Caryl Requested this one from my library and added it to my April #BookSpinBINGO board based on your wonderful review & comments. So curious! 14mo
batsy @Caryl Thank you for your kind words! I hope it's a good read for you—it's just weird and unexpected in a way that kind of makes it different from usual thrillers. 14mo
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Bookish_AF
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Next up is these three: thrillers galore!

I wanted to read Behind Her Eyes before watching the Netflix series and my library hold just came in today.

The two hardcovers are for book clubbing!

Kappadeemom His & Hers was one of my favorite books last year! 1y
Bookish_AF @Kappadeemom I am excited to read it! It was recommended to me by someone I know outside of Litsy...little does she know I went ahead and picked it for a book club based on that 😜 1y
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Oryx
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This netflix show was so spectacularly deranged that I had to download the book to see how it unfolded in print. I don't know if it's good or bad, but it was definitely a fun ride. Count your fingers, think of a door...

Cathythoughts I think my daughter is watching it now ... must ask her 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Oryx @Cathythoughts Addictive viewing for sure! 1y
Caroline2 I loved this series!!! And that ending....!!! 😯 Be interesting to see if it follows closely to the book. 1y
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Oryx @Caroline2 it was really close to the book - almost line for line in places. The ending was so good! I like how you think you are just watching a regular "domestic noir" for several episodes, and then... 1y
Caroline2 Yeahhhhh, she totally threw me and I did not see that coming at all! I like a bit of supernatural stuff in a thriller, so much better than the usual, “oh yeah, the husband did it‘ 😆 1y
Bookgirl For me, the show dragged terribly. I should have read the book instead! 1y
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Breanne1
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This has long been on my #botm TBR pile (I actually think it was my first book!) and I don‘t know what took me so long but seeing it was a #netflix show made me prioritize reading it. I COULD NOT put it down last night, and I won‘t ruin the end but WOW. Solid thriller!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An intriguing book. This story of love and betrayal has a lot of twists and turns. Louise falls for her boss and is the best friend to his wife. When things begin to get weird anything can happen and does.

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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #behindhereyes #sarahpinborough #bookbeast #bookjoy #readwithme #Litsy
What are you reading? 😊

bookaholic1 Great book...just finished Unlucky 13 1y
BoleyBooks @bookaholic1 I need to pick up a copy of that one 😊 1y
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Onceuponatime
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Wanted to read this before watching the Netflix series...I enjoyed it, even the WTF ending. Although I didn‘t know specifically what was coming, I was ready for some kind of craziness and I was able to enjoy it. Overall an engaging read that distracted me from life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Birdsong28
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