From Goodreads: Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm, she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning, the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Date read: March 1 to 2nd, 2017
What? Ugh! Seriously?
Oh my I don’t even know how to rate this one let alone review it! So for now 3.5 stars rounded down.
Did this novel pull me in? Most definitely! I was hooked right away and absolutely could not put this book down. It totally consumed me and I was constantly trying to figure out what the heck was going on! Was it him…..was it her….and then the ending….oh brother, seriously! That is what my thoughts were exactly after reading!
BEHIND HER EYES by SARAH PINBOROUGH was an intriguing, gripping, exciting, and compulsive psychological thriller that grabbed my attention from the very first chapter and had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation for that ever so exciting and unforgettable ending that everyone seems to be talking about. Except after finishing reading this book I was a little disappointed about that ending. Sorry!
And here is why…..trying not to reveal too much of why this didn’t work for me and spoiling the ending for someone else I will try to explain myself. Simply I seen it coming and I didn’t want it to go there. You might ask how did I see it coming? Well, I have a really overactive imagination and like to see things in a different light and what might be seen as eccentric. If I didn’t see where the author was going with it would it have still been surprising? Absolutely! Was it a good read? Absolutely!
I must say that BEHIND HER EYES is an absolutely brilliant title for this book! Absolutely brilliant!
SARAH PINBOROUGH does deliver an extremely gripping story here that was well-written and had me totally engaged in the slow-building suspenseful story-line with a few good twists that had me questioning and guessing what was actually happening until I actually figured it all out. I think if I didn’t figure it out it might have been a much better read for me!
To sum it all up it was an entertaining, enjoyable, suspenseful, fast-paced, quick and easy read with a twist ending. Would recommend!!