Friday Firsts – Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough


Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well.

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Also by this author: Poison
Published by Flatiron Books on January 31st 2017
Pages: 320

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Pinborough, Sarah (2017-01-30T22:58:59). Behind Her Eyes: A suspenseful psychological thriller (Kindle Location 40). Flatiron Books. Kindle Edition.

Pinch myself and say I AM AWAKE once an hour.

Look at my hands.

Count my fingers.

Look at clock (or watch), look away, look back.

Stay calm and focused.

Think of a door.

It was nearly light when it was finally done. A streaky gray wash across the canvas of sky. Dry leaves and mud clung to his jeans, and his weak body ached as his sweat cooled in the damp, chill air. A thing had been done that could not be undone. A terrible necessary act. An ending and a beginning now knotted up forever. He expected the hues of the world to change to reflect that, but the earth and heavens remained the same muted shades, and there was no tremble of anger from the trees.  No weeping whisper of wind. No siren wailed in the distance. The woods were just the woods, and the dirt was just the dirt. He let out a long breath and it felt surprisingly good. Clean. A new dawn. A new day. He walked in silence toward the remains of the house in the distance. He didn’t look back.


Pinborough, Sarah (2017-01-30T22:58:59). Behind Her Eyes: A suspenseful psychological thriller (pg 1 -2). Flatiron Books. Kindle Edition.


My First Impressions

OK, I have to admit, I became quite addicted to this one early. It’s told mainly by two POVs (which start just after the quote above). And I just connected so quick, particularly to Louise. I also think this book is so wonderful if you go in knowing as little as possible. So yeah, go read it.

What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to share in the comments, and also feel free to link up!


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