What Norma’s Reading

Behind Her EyesBehind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

From Goodreads:  Why is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes?

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.

When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar…who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise.

And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend, but she also just happens to be married to David. David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife, but then why is David so controlling, and why is Adele so scared of him?

As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s 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.

Review by Norma: From From True by Linwood Barclay

Far From True (Promise Falls Trilogy,  #2)Far From True by Linwood Barclay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Date read:  February 24 – 28, 2017

3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars

Okay, first off I must say that I really like LINWOOD BARCLAY and have really enjoyed reading his books. But, I have never been so confused while reading one. I read the first book in this series, BROKEN PROMISE back in March of last year so I did remember some of the characters and the plot-line from that book. But in FAR FROM TRUE there seemed to be a lot more happening in this story and I found it a little challenging to keep up with all the characters and deciphering how the storylines were intertwined between FAR FROM TRUE and what was actually from BROKEN PROMISE. Although I did feel that BARCLAY did a great job refreshing our memory of what happened in the first book. I think maybe I just needed to read them a little closer together and just have read it without worrying so much about not remembering everything from the first book.

FAR FROM TRUE by LINWOOD BARCLAY is the second book from the Promise Falls Trilogy and I would really recommend reading these books in order. I still found it to be an interesting, intriguing, and suspenseful thriller though that kept my interest to the very end. I just didn’t find it as gripping and fast-paced as some of his other novels and I wasn’t completely hooked until about half-way into the book and then I couldn’t put it down.

I really like LINWOOD BARCLAY’S writing style and he delivers another action-filled read here with a solid plot, strong characters, and lots of twists and turns to keep us engaged and guessing. Although, I did find it a little challenging at times to follow along with the storyline and all the characters involved as I would get a little mixed up with some of the characters and I had to figure out who was who a few times. I think I might have been a little distracted while reading this one and that could have been some of my problem.

To sum it all up it was an interesting, suspenseful, steady-paced, and a pretty good read with a satisfying ending but leaving us with a few unanswered questions to entice us to read the next book in this series, THE TWENTY-THREE which I will definitely be reading!