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Chloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there. She escapes through deserted woods with her life, but no one believes her story.And when she suspects her husband is lying to her, Chloe is forced to retrace her past, following in her own footsteps to find the truth and stay alive.But who is following Chloe?Look Behind YoChloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there. She escapes through deserted woods with her life, but no one believes her story.And when she suspects her husband is lying to her, Chloe is forced to retrace her past, following in her own footsteps to find the truth and stay alive.But who is following Chloe?Look Behind You. You never know who’s out there....

Title : Look Behind You
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ISBN : 9781496097057
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 238 Pages
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Look Behind You Reviews

  • pdbkwm
    2019-05-22 10:17

    I'll start by saying that Look Behind You does first person present tense in the right way. The writing was smooth and the story was fast paced, which is perfect for this particular style. Look Behind You, other than that it never really comes together. The story could have been an interesting one, except the readers are hit over the head about what is happening right from the get go. Once Chloe, the main character, leaves her prison and talks to someone other than herself, you already know what is going to happen. I'm not even exaggerating. As I continued on with the story, I kept asking myself, “It can’t be this obvious, is it? Maybe it’s going to pull a Gone Girl?” Unfortunately, it was that obvious and thus it was that predictable. This left me frustrated and incredibly disappointed, because the writing is good. The author does try to bring in more suspects, but they never produce as much weight as the first one. This wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. I’ve read stories before where the ‘bad guy’ is in plain sight and the story ended up being great. The problem with how it’s handled here, is that the ‘bad guy’ is so over the top, so in your face, so unredeemable, that it took me out of the story.I know that we're meant to question whether or not Chloe is going crazy and if all of this is in her imagination, but that too isn't done well. I might have felt like she was going insane, due to her not taking her pills, if the 'bad guy' wasn't present as the bad guy. I do like unreliable narrators, but the first suspect is clearly the villain so you can't ever really question Chloe's sanity. She's sane and he's the bad guy. It is what it is.Overall: If I had to describe this novel, I'd say that it's a mixture or the movie Gone, with Amanda Seyfried, and the novel How to be a Good Wife, only the execution isn't that good and there's no real mystery surrounding who did it. The writing is good and Hodge kept me reading, but the execution and the characters just fell flat. A novel billed as a mystery-thriller needs to have those things in order for it to be good and unfortunately, this didn’t.

  • Sue
    2019-05-12 14:11

    I received a free download of "Look Behind You" directly from the author, Sibel Hodge, in exchange for a honest review. All I can say is WOW! This is a stunning psychological thriller that keeps you turning the pages till the very end. There is a psycho on the loose!Chloe Benson, the twenty seven year heroine, is a teacher who at the start of the novel is trapped, bound and gagged in a dark chamber. She wakes up and doesn't know where she is, pain surging through her body, restrained, and a lump on the side of her head, being unconscious for a period of time. All she can hear is the constant sound of dripping. Had she been kidnapped? But Why? Who? Chloe manages to escape, is found by a passer-by and is taken to hospital where no one believes her story, blaming it on hallucinations from a bad reaction to a drug prescribed. She has lost seven weeks of memory, so cannot explain how she got there, or who imprisoned her. All she is sure of is that it was real.With all her strength, Chloe decides to fight back, and discover who is following her. She has no alternative but to solve this mystery, to allow her to move on with her life.This novel is written in the first POV, so we get to be privy to the on-going thought processes of the protagonist. I found myself, like Chloe, questioning everyone about her, and desperately seeking the truth.I wish to thank Sibel Hodge for allowing me to read her exceptional novel, and I recommend this novel to all fans that enjoy reading psychological thrillers. Don't miss out on this one!

  • Ghazaleh
    2019-04-25 06:55

    به عنوان یه رمان جنایی، کتاب خوبی نیست چون همه چیز از اول قابل پیش بینی هست. ولی به عنوان یک رمان که به مشکلات زنان میپردازه قابل توجهه و ارزش خوندن رو داره، حداقل یک مشکلی از مشکلات زنان رو بازگو میکنه که قابل تامله و این حقیقت بازگو شده به شکل یه رمان باعث میشه از حوصله خارج نباشد و در عین حال ذهن ادم رو درگیر موضوع کنه!

  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    2019-05-08 06:17

    Chloe wakes up underground, bound in a room that she has no memory of being taken to. After she manages to escape, a stranger finds her on the side of the road and brings her to a nearby hospital. Chloe surmises that she was kidnapped, but has no memory of the last 6 weeks.After her husband brings her home from the hospital, she is told that she's previously been institutionalized for mental illness when she had a negative reaction to antidepressants that she was on. Her husband tells her that she started screaming and digging in the garden, claiming someone was following her, but that it was all hallucinations from the medications. Unsure whether or not she can trust her own memory, she decides to investigate on her own since the police won't take her seriously. It's during her investigations that she realizes her husband has been lying to her...who can she trust and is she still in danger?I really enjoyed Look Behind You! I really liked Chloe as a character, and I felt so bad for her. The situation she was in with her husband was awful, and she took so much of the blame for it. I loved seeing her get stronger as a person and become more independent when she realizes she wants happiness in her life. I also loved how determined she was. I can't imagine how frustrating it would be to not know who you can trust, especially when the doctors, police, and even your own husband don't believe that you were kidnapped.The entire book I was suspicious of everyone! I didn't know who could be trusted, including Claire! I had my suspicions, but they definitely changed throughout the book as the story progressed and more details were revealed. I loved the ending and was so happy to finally have all of the pieces of the puzzle put together. I flew through this book and finished it in one sitting - I had to know how it would end!The only thing I was sort of missing was a big twist. There really wasn't one, so I found myself thinking that the end of the book was sort of obvious. I kept waiting for something else to happen, but the shocking twist I expected never came. It's not always necessary to have that in a book. but it can help throw the reader off, and I always enjoy that. Regardless, this was still a 4 star read for me that I'd recommend to all fans of the psychological thriller genre!

  • Marie Rutland
    2019-04-25 07:52

    Another fantastic book by Sibel Hodge. I have also read Duplicity which I equally enjoyed and which was also unputadownable so definitely check that one out too.I literally read this book within a 24 hour period. I just could not put it down. I love the author's style of writing in that it is so easy to follow, flows well and you just get immersed into the story so much so I constantly had my Kindle in my hand reading it.This is a mystery, suspense, thriller with a dash of romance.It focuses on a woman, Chloe Benson, who finds herself trapped in some kind of underground tomb which she manages to escape only to be told by everyone round her that she basically imagined the whole thing. I liked the way the author looks at how someone can easily be discredited by both the people around her and the authorities. I loved the determination of the character and I was really routing for her to find the answers she so desperately needed.Again, another great one and will most definitely be reading more by this author.

  • Lisa
    2019-05-23 09:53

    Chloe Benson is 27 a teacher & wakes up in a chamber with her hands tied & feet bound she gets out & is in a psychiatric hospital but she cannot remember what happened to her Her Neurologist Dr Traynor told her she was hallucinating & was told she took sleeping tablets. She tells the doctor she was kidnapped But no body believes her.DI Summers & DS Flynn help her discover what happened to her what they unravel is a chain of events that sends her mad especially as she last remembered being at Liam's 40th birthday party & that is when everything falls apart.What happens then is that both Detectives piece together everything that Chloe starts remembering what they find is a chilling chain of events from bank accounts being closed email accounts closed etc.I cannot say anymore as their will be spoilers but let me just say their was twists & turns at every stage in this.I found the read chilling to say the least as to think one person could do this to another but saying that it is Fiction.High praise for Sibel Hodge 4 1/2 stars

  • Myrna
    2019-05-12 12:12

    3.0 to 3.5 mysterious stars!Great cover! Creeps me out a bit...the red hair, the red dress, and she's not looking at us. Maybe someone is behind her! Plus, it looks like someone I know!Ok, let's get to the plot...Chloe Benson wakes up in an underground tomb and escapes or did she? No one believes her so she is forced to do a lot of her own dective work to find out what really happened. Ooops, forget to mention that she has amnesia so finding out what really happened is not an easy task.The author did a good job of making me suspect everyone including Chloe. Reads like a detective novel so if this is your type of the book!

  • Carol
    2019-05-12 05:54

    This psychological mystery-thriller has a super creepy and terrifying beginning that immediately grabs your attention and keeps it throughout. (It kind of reminded me of the movies Sleeping with the Enemy, Enough, and Kiss the Girls all rolled into one). Even with a couple of twists here and there, I still felt it was kind of obvious as to who was trying to drive Chloe off the deep end, BUT, still a worthwhile read at a great bargain price!

  • Liz Barnsley
    2019-05-21 07:57

    Publication Date: Available now.Thank you to all concerned for the netgalley review copy.Chloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there.She escapes through deserted woods with her life, but no one believes her story.And when she suspects her husband is lying to her, Chloe is forced to retrace her past, following in her own footsteps to find the truth and stay alive.But who is following Chloe?Gosh I rattled my way through this one, such a great flow and such an intense storyline – Chloe tells the story as she wakes up, bound and alone and in complete darkness. A lot of panic and a lot of sheer determination later, she escapes her dungeon and collapses on the road…When she wakes up in the hospital she discovers she has lost 7 weeks of memory. When she insists she was abducted no-one will believe her. As she retraces her steps, determined to discover what it is she is blocking from her mind, it is truly addictive reading.Now anyone that follows my reviews knows how much I love a good twisty psychological thriller and this one was fantabulous – for a minute there I thought perhaps this would be another one that would get me – but I did eventually work it out before all was revealed, yet it was late in the game. The author does a marvellous job of misdirection but the subtle clues are all there if you know where to look – and if you can stop sympathising with Chloe and metaphorically glaring at all those around her who are happy to believe she is losing her mind.Cleverly done by blurring the lines between truth and lies, between what people see and what actually occurred – and by creating characters that you want to root for, or indeed want to throw shoes at (hey its my thing when people annoy me) – Sibel Hodge has managed to give us a terrific all round read that will keep you on your toes and playing the guessing game. Superbly done and with an extremely readable style I recommend this highly for fans of psychological thrillers.Happy Reading Folks!

  • Elahe
    2019-05-10 13:17

    یک کتاب خوب درباره خشونت خانگی و یک کتاب جنایی بد. پشت سرت را نگاه کن داستانی قابل پیش بینی دارد، بدون هیچ اتفاق غیر منتظره ای پیش می رود و به پایان میرسد. حتی به عنوان یک رمان روانشناسانه هم نقص هایی جدی دارد اما چیزی که در مورد این کتاب توجه ام را جلب کرد، تعریف دوباره خشونت خانگی بود. «وقتی کلمات می تونن مثل چاقوی جراحی درون انسان رو بشکافن چه نیازی به مشت زدن هست؟»نویسنده از زبان شخصیت کلو بنسون نوعی از خشونت خانگی را به تصویر می کشد که معمولا به آن توجه نمی شود یا به عنوان مشکلات معمولی زوج ها توجیه می شود. همان طور که خود کلو در می گوید «به هر حال همه زوج ها مشکل دارن» کلو شخصیتی آشنا برای من بود. و همین موضوع باعث شد احساس نزدیکی با کتاب داشته باشم. داستان ریتم تند و ترجمه خیلی خوبی داشت و با وجود قابل پیش بینی بودن خسته کننده نبود و سریع تمام شد. در مجموع کتابیست که خانم ها مخصوصا علاقه مندان به موضوعات زنان می پسندند.

  • Arash
    2019-05-16 11:07

    کتاب #پشت_سرت_را_نگاه_کن داستان زنی به نام کلو بنسون هست که از خواب بیدار میشه و متوجه میشه که توی دخمه ای زندانی شده و ربوده شده. کلو برای پیدا کردن حقیقت دست به کار میشه و به اطرافیانش از جمله شوهرش مشکوک میشه. داستان تقریبا از همون اول قابل پیش بینی هست و در سیر داستان هم اتفاق غیر منتظره ای نمیفته و در پایان هم وقتی همه چیز مشخص میشه خیلی زود همه چیز جمع و جور میشه طوری که اصلا انگار اتفاقی نیفتاده و به قول خودمون فرمالیته میشه.

  • Evelyn
    2019-05-01 12:04

    Glad I only paid 77c for it on Kindle - writing ok but story very predictable and repetitive. I'm reasonably intelligent and hate being told the same things over and over. It's an easy quick read though, might while away a plane journey. Didn't live up to the blurb and publisher hype - as per. I did say I was reasonably intelligent didn't I? H'mm might have to rethink that comment!

  • Laura
    2019-04-28 09:10

    This was an interesting take on the psychological thriller and mystery genre; when Chloe wakes up bound and gagged in an underground hideaway, she is determined to survive and begins plotting her escape. Miraculously she is able to escape, but then the real nightmare begins - no one, not even her husband or the police, believe she was kidnapped in the first place. Slowly, Chloe begins to question her sanity. So what did really happen?I thought the writing was good, it kept me hooked without being too taxing, as many of this genre can be. Mid way, the book seems to dip a little and the plot goes round and round in circles for a while. However, it picks up again toward the end as the mysterious turn of events surrounding Chloe's disappearance become apparent. Think along the lines of Sleeping With The Enemy (which is oddly enough referenced in the book!) and you will get an idea of the kind of story this is. I will likely read something else by this author. This book didn't change my life but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

  • Joseph - Relax And Read Reviews
    2019-05-18 11:55

    Someone wants Chloe Benson out of the picture, she's sure, but who? and why? Or is she being paranoid and just imagining everything? This is a psychological journey into her mind as she tries to put together all the pieces that will give her the answers she needs.The story starts with some very claustrophobic scenes. Chloe wakes up and finds herself bound and in complete darkness. She has pains all over her body. She doesn't know where she is and doesn't remember how she finished there. After a lot of struggle, despair and much determination she makes it out of the underground trap in which she was and runs for her life through the woods. She then finds herself in hospital being treated for dehydration and shock. She knows that someone kidnapped her. After being questioned by doctors and the police, she realises that she has lost her memory. She knows who she is but she can't remember anything that happened in the last few weeks.Having previously suffered from depression and hallucinations, no one believes her story. They are convinced that Chloe has imagined everything. That this is another story lived only in her mind, maybe triggered by some reaction to the medicine she was taking. But Chloe knows that she didn't imagine her ordeal; she knows she's not mad, does she?With her memory loss, having no support from anyone and suspicious of everyone, including her husband Liam, Chloe is on her own but determined to dig deep in her quest to find the truth. But will she make it on time before whoever kidnapped her last time returns to complete the deed? Or is everything only in her mind?This is a terrific story, full of twists and turns as the author skilfully unwraps the mystery little by little. I really enjoyed reading this Sibel Hodge thriller and am looking forward to read more from this talented author.

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2019-05-11 10:03

    REVIEW: LOOK BEHIND YOU by Sibel HodgeIs it pharmaceutically-induced psychosis--Or is it a gaslighting husband?Chloe Benson is a happily-married Englishwoman, a university instructor, married to an older man who is manager of a pharmaceutical firm. Recently he has been irritable and difficult, and Chloe has been... well, what and where depends on who you believe.Hubby Liam says: psychotic episodes, allergic reaction to medication, grief and depression.Chloe thinks: kidnapping, underground imprisonment, loss of seven weeks' memory.Who is accurate? Who is truthful?

  • Nikki
    2019-05-24 08:14

    I read most of Look Behind You very late at night in the darkness of my bedroom. Books rarely scare me so that didn’t seem like a mistake at the time. The hour or so I spent lying awake in bed panicking about every tiny creak of my house suggests I should probably have left this one for daylight.The story begins as Chloe Benson wakes up in an underground bunker. She is tied up, confused and quickly realises she’s been kidnapped. Terrified and determined to find a way out before her abductor returns, she manages to escape… but once in hospital, she can’t remember anything from the last few weeks of her life and has no idea who took her. The doctors inform her that she has a recent history of hallucinations, so the police don’t take her seriously. Chloe’s husband Liam helps to fill in the events of the weeks Chloe has forgotten – but she quickly becomes suspicious of his story and decides she needs to discover the truth on her own.Hodge has done an excellent job in creating tension with this book. The story is told from Chloe’s point of view which perfectly conveys her confusion and frustration. I had no idea which characters were trustworthy and I questioned everyone, even Chloe herself. Liam is a truly horrible character and I hated him almost immediately; the more I knew about his marriage to Chloe the more I felt genuinely nervous. I read most of the book feeling like something bad was going to happen at any moment.So much of this book is deserving of five stars, and the only reason it didn’t quite make it was because I felt like the outcome was perhaps more obvious than I expected. I had raced through the pages with a number of theories about what really happened to Chloe and kept changing my mind, but part of me was expecting a huge, shocking plot twist. It didn’t come, but this is only a minor detail in an otherwise fantastic psychological thriller. I only wish I hadn’t read it in the dark…This review was originally published at Judging Covers.

  • Lisa
    2019-05-12 07:09

    2.5 stars for poor little ChloeI liked the book for being a fast paced drama with Chloe as the narrator and protagonist. She is well drawn as a vulnerable young woman with no family support and no one to love her.I can totally see why she fell for Liam even though we can all see he is a complete arse.BUT there is no mystery here and we are basically just waiting for Chloe's memory to come back and for the inevitable to happen.The character of Liam, for me, is the weakest link (apart from the really lame attempts to pretend it wasn't Liam who did it all along). He is a joke of a man who I suspect couldn't punch his way out of a paper bag.There was no background for him and though he was clever in some ways he was also incredibly stupid. It was difficult to accept when he was just portrayed as 'evil' and there was no development for him. Why didn't he just kill her in the first place?...mistake number one!The policeman was also a bit Inspector Gadget...say no more!To sum up post rant - it was okay and I enjoyed parts of it but not the best for me.

  • ReadAlong With Sue
    2019-05-15 13:50

    Just where do I start with this book.I was granted this to read as an advanced copy from Sibel Hodge via Net Galley.Just look at that cover, how could you not look at it and wonder what this story is about!Read the blurb, don't you think it draws you right it?Well, let me tell you this, once you open that first page you better have done everything you need to have done, because this book just keeps on giving out more and more as you turn the pages. Without realizing, the hours had gone by and I am going through this even with the main the character Chloe.When its frighteningly intense, I found my breathing getting rapid, I kid you not.I sighed a breath of relief when she was relatively safe. I just knew the ending, but I didn't know how, why and if they would succeed. Then I had doubts poured on at times thinking and wondering if I was right in assuming it could be the one that I thought it was. I am trying so hard to not give anything away!So I am gonna shut up now and leave it to just say, you REALLY need this book in your life.I am a fan!!!This is the only book I have read by this author. .... so far...

  • M.A. Comley
    2019-05-13 06:15

    I've read and enjoyed all of Sibel's books, they're all must reads. This one is totally different to the normal genre she likes to write in but that isn't matter a jot, Sibel's wonderful 'voice' is still there for all to see and enjoy.Right from the outset the reader is gripped by the throat and rooting for Chloe when she escapes from an underground tomb. Nobody cares or believes her when she informs them that someone is trying to kill her.Great read worthy of a place on anyone's virtual bookshelf.

  • Hollie
    2019-05-01 05:54

    I am going through a bad book spell apparently. I was hoping this book would break the "bad streak" but no such luck. For a thriller this book was easily predictable from the very beginning. Very cliché and overly predictable. Not one I would recommend. The only thing I liked about it was the book cover :(

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-06 12:07

    Wow! Just wow! I just finished reading this book and am still reeling from the ending. Even though, I thought I knew it and wasn't really surprised, it overtook me so quickly that I'm stunned. This book is amazing from start to finish! The action and character development is excellent and the storyline is fabulous! No missing threads (at least for me). Highly recommended!

  • Tannaz
    2019-05-02 14:14

    وقت خواندن، میخکوب می شوی!

  • Eva
    2019-05-13 10:56

    Chloe wakes up bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there. She manages to escape but nobody believes her story. She is forced to retrace her steps and to find out the truth of what happened to her. But who can she trust? And why does she feel like someone's following her?Look Behind You has been on my to-be-read list for years and is the first book I'm reading for my Beat The Backlist Challenge. While the story is a fast-paced and suspenseful mystery, I think I expected a little bit more. However, since my only other introduction to Sibel Hodge was "Untouchable" last year, I fully admit that maybe my expectations were a tad too high.The opening chapter really pulls you in and the author does an incredible job in setting the scene. I almost felt like I was right there with Chloe, feeling the panic, the fear and the desperation when she realises where she is. Of course you root for her when it becomes clear nobody believes her and I enjoyed going on this journey with her to find the clues.This is one of those plots where you can't say too much for fear of revealing the whole thing. I did think it was a bit predictable, having figured out quite early on what was going on. Despite the author's valiant efforts to add a few red herrings, I didn't waiver from my idea and kept hoping a massive twist was just around the corner. But none of this made me want to stop reading or ever feel like the story was dragging on. At 238 pages, it's a very quick read with a great, if slightly unsurprising, plot but still highly enjoyable so I will definitely read another book by this author.

  • Beadyjan
    2019-05-20 11:16

    When we first meet Chloe she awakens in the pitch dark, her hands and feet bound, with no clue where she is or how she got there but she knows something is VERY wrong, her life is in grave danger and she must escape!I don't think I'll be accused of spoilers when I tell you she does manage to get away from her prison - what follows is a nightmare of confusion and terror. She is hospitalised, reunited with her husband yet still her memory remains a blank with complete amnesia of the past few weeks. All she is sure of is that someone wants her dead - but nobody seems to believe her when she says she was abducted, not the doctors or the police not even her husband.So many doubts are put forward as to her tale she begins to doubt herself, and as it becomes increasingly obvious that her husband is lying about some of the events leading up to her traumatic ordeal she feels alone and that she can't trust anyone.Her husband begins to emerge as a thoroughly unpleasant character but surely he couldn't have been involved in her enforced captivity? But if you can't trust your husband who can you trustIts a twisty tale, very tense and dramatic and I really engaged with Chloe, even though I did end up screaming for goodness sake, why are you even WITH this creep in the first place??The author skilfully plants doubts and double bluffs at every turn until you're sure you know what's going on then a niggle of doubt creeps in just like it does with Chloe. A clever and captivating (no pun intended) story I thoroughly enjoyed, with just a couple of small discrepancies which emerged close to the end which weren't sufficient to spoil my enjoyment.My thanks to Netgalley for the ebook version which they provided me with.

  • FoodxHugs
    2019-04-25 12:56

    I was originally going to give this two stars because it was easy to read, but throughout the story, I was getting restless, so I thought why give it an extra star when I struggled to get through it? Anyway, a lot of information was repeated and the main character was irritating and lacked personality. You could say that that her husband Liam made her that way, into a trampled wife, but I was given no clue as to what she was like before meeting him. All in all, the characters lacked depth. Although, there were a few unexpected funny moments that made me chuckle within the narrative I just felt like I was reading an extremely boring account of a woman's day-to-day routine...Not recommended. Avoid.

  • Janet
    2019-04-26 07:00

    Not much to say really about this one. It is another twisty psychological thriller that I didn't really find that thrilling. The premise being Chloe Benson wakes up in the dark, realises after a while she's in some kind of bunker, escapes and spends the rest of the novel trying to piece together the whys and wherefores. That's pretty much it. It's a bit twisty in parts but the clues are definitely there and you'll realise them when you get to the end. An enjoyable read for many I'm sure. For me it was ok, nothing much more than that. Would I recommend it? Not sure I would to be honest.

  • Judy Collins
    2019-05-02 11:05

    LOOK BEHIND YOU, a twisted, mysterious psychological suspense by talented Sibel Hodge — Chloe Benson wakes up in the dark; a journey-- as we explore how and why she has arrived in this dangerous chilling unknown place. Chloe knows she is in danger, when awakening with her feet and hands bound. She is confused; however, afraid for her life and knows she must escape. Appears she is somewhere in an underground tomb, and no memory what so ever how she arrived in this dark place. She finally escapes and discovers she has lost seven weeks of her memory. What happened? Is she blocking something painful in order to protect herself? She has to retrace her past in order to discover what she has been doing during this blank time frame.Is someoneout to get to her, and is she safe? Is someone following her? Is she losing her mind? Who kidnapped her? Can she trust her husband, Liam? Why doesn’t anyone believe her? A lover of Sleeping with the Enemy(was married to a similar type at one time—stress, “WAS”), controlling, and obsessive type, making you feel like you are the crazy one. Hodge delivers intrigue and suspense, a page-turner keeping you glued to the pages to learn what comes next. So realistic . . . When I started reading Sibel’s upcomingWhere Memories Lie(9/22), I noticed I had failed to write my review ofLook Behind You (happened to be traveling at the time). I thoroughly listening to the audio, narrated by Susan Duerden with riveting performance of panic, paranoia, and fear---- a life blurred between madness, lies, and truth. Highly recommend both books!

  • Bill Kupersmith
    2019-05-23 05:57

    The standard for this genre of thriller/suspense novel is Elizabeth Haynes's Into the Darkest Corner, a superbly written & very affecting story of an extremely abusive relationship. Another popular favourite is S. J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep & I'd add Mel Sherratt's Watching Over You to round out the top three. Look Behind You belongs in such select company. Artistically it is not as complex as the first three, but it is absolutly unsurpassed in sheer readability - from the moment you start it grabs you & carries you along @ a furious rate. You can't stop reading till you find out what's going to happen to Chloe.I found myself most disappointed by Chloe's doctors. Not only do they not listen to her, but they communicate about her diagnosis with her husband behind her back, which struck me as unethical. They are sure Chloe is suffering from amnesia from side effects of the meds prescribed to deal with depression resulting from a miscarriage & they believe her husband's assertions that she is suicidal. The police are equally sceptical of Chloe's story of escaping from being buried alive. The head of the college where she taught thinks her mad & wants to give her the sack. Courageously, when no one will believe her Chloe undertakes her own investigation, which she has to keep secret from her extremely controlling husband. Fortunately along the way she picks up the help of an attractive teacher from the college who has long carried a torch for her.No fifth star because you'll not re-read this one for spiritual insights & beautiful relationships, but if you want a pace bowler of an author & have a train to catch, this is your book.

  • A.B. Shepherd
    2019-05-08 05:49

    I love books that screw with the main character's head a bit. If the main character doesn't quite know what is going on neither do I and as long as it is suspenseful and interesting you've got me hooked.This is one of those books. Chloe wakes up bound and locked in a dark underground room with no memory of how she got there and only her will to survive to get her out. When she escapes she has lost seven weeks of her memory and she has no idea who wants to hurt her or who to trust.It's a fast ride and I was hooked. Like Chloe I kept trying to figure this one out, bouncing around between who I suspected to be the villain. It is definitely a page turner. The ending was just a little too pat for my taste, and that plus Chloe's stereotypical victim profile, as well as a tiny error on the part of the author and her editor near the end (reference to looking for Chloe's driver's license when we've been told repeatedly she doesn't drive) are all that kept this from getting a five star rating from me. But four is good and this is really enjoyable book.

  • Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
    2019-05-13 14:15

    Taken....Chloe Benson awakes to being held in a box, underground - that's the way it feels. Hands and feet tied, with a gag on.....but somehow she manages to escape. Only to find the nightmare deepens...who abducted her, who put her in the underground, and who is out to kill her. She doesnt remember the last few months and her husband says it is her depression and the drugs she took for it that is making her psychotic.....but is it. Follow Chloe in her venture to find out the missing pieces and who is responsible. Exciting book - finished in 3 days...quick read.