Sarah Pinborough's apparently bestselling BEHIND HER EYES (2017) is actually a horror novel, and a pretty good one. It is misleadingly marketed as a standard "twisty" domestic thriller of the GONE GIRL kind, which seems to have led to enormous confusion among readers and reviewers, many of whom feel cheated and/or do not understand the plot. Those who praise it, on the other hand, tend to credit it with more originality than it actually merits. The seasoned horror reader will eventually figure out exactly where the story is going, but this is a very cleverly planned and executed novel that I warmly recommend. To say anything about the plot would spoil the enjoyment.
Sarah Pinborough is unusually well represented in local library so should get to try this. I liked her Ripper-themed novel Mayhem which, I think was marketed as a crime novel though it sure struck me as "horror."
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty. - Christine Campbell Thomson
Finished this last night. Yes, definitely "horror" - though that only becomes apparent very late on. I can see why people who thought they were reading a "Gone Girl (On The Train)" type psychological thriller would be mightily pissed off with where it ends up, but I quite liked it. And I immediately recognized where the "look at your hands in a dream" thing came from, which probably helped set me up for the pay-off.
I noticed you said on another thread that you've read something else by her - was it any good? I've read Mayhem and Murder (both of which I enjoyed), and I was then tempted by the Dog-Faced Gods series - but they seem to be more "urban fantasy", so I decided against it in the end.
I should add that I probably enjoyed BEHIND HER EYES as much as I did precisely because it starts out seeming to be one type of tale and then turns out to be something with an extra dimension to it. I am not easily fooled, though; there is an odd early reference to a sex activity that immediately had me suspicious.