Book review: He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly...


'Who do you believe?

In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack.

She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, it is not only the victim's life that is changed forever.

Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear.

And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, the events that follow have taught her that you can never see the whole picture: something - and someone - is always in the dark...'


As soon as this book arrived I shared it on Twitter and this happened...



Which made me even more excited to dive in. I started reading that day and raced through the book in a couple of sittings.

Erin Kelly has a great skill of building up a simmering suspense until it's bubbling away and you have no idea which direction she'll go. This book is so twisty that it was hard to put down- I didn't know which characters to trust. 

He Said/ She Said is written from the point of view of both Kit and Laura as a past event slowly unfolds that changed their life and how it comes crashing down in the present day. Marian Keyes was right- the book was constantly surprising me and challenged me to question each character and their actions.

He Said/ She Said was such a pleasure to read not just for the exciting story but because it was so well written. Although there were a lot of shocks and twists it always felt believable and because the characters were so well explored you really understood their motives for their actions. One of the characters throughout the book dealt with anxiety and panic attacks and they were described in an honest and realistic way and it makes a welcome change for mental health to not be in a thriller just as a plot device.

I also really enjoyed the prominence of solar eclipse within the book. The book was divided into the different stages of an eclipse and it was a strong theme throughout the story- Kit and Laura were so passionate about them, and they also featured at key points in the book. Another plus is that I learnt a lot about them- my knowledge on them was pretty limited!

If you enjoy a suspenseful, well written, twisty psychological thriller this is the book for you. I challenge you not to get drawn in to the intense story of Kit and Laura!

I gave this book 4/5 on Goodreads.

He Said/ She Said is available April 20th in Hardback.

Huge thanks to Louise at Hodder for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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