Book Review: He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

What’s it about?

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, four lives change forever.

Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear.

And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, she also knows that you can never see the whole picture: something is always hidden… something she never could have guessed.

My thoughts

Set against the natural phenomena of various eclipses this was one of those books you go into thinking it’s about one thing but then ends up being something else.  You know with the title and the first few chapters what you think it’ll be but that’s where it ends.

As a female reader my natural and first instinct was to believe the ‘she said’ but as I read on, and only by my own interpretation and prediction (not what I read), I thought we were heading down the road of hang on a minute, what if she’s lying and I shouldn’t be giving her the benefit of the doubt.  As regular readers will know, I’m crap at predicting what’s coming and needless to say it was no different in this case 😉

I thought this book was brilliantly written although somewhat slow in places that I wanted it all to move on a little quicker but I couldn’t fault the drama, the tension and all the twisty bits down to the last sentence and I didn’t have a clue what was coming (coz I’m rubbish!).

Book links: Goodreads | Amazon

Author links: Twitter | Website

Small print for info
Source: ARC – many thanks to Hodder & Stoughton
No of pages: 416
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton


  1. 23rd May 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Haha Sounds like it grabbed you Lindsay. I’m intrigued!

  2. RaisieBay
    27th May 2017 / 11:04 am

    I’m sure you’re not rubbish, I love it when I don’t guess what’s really going on. This book sounds really intriguing, I’ve a feeling I’d side with the girl too, it’s natural.

    • 29th May 2017 / 8:04 pm

      I’m rubbish at picking up on the clues and how the twists will turn 😉

  3. 27th May 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Great review! There’s so much fuss about this book that I’ll have to wait before giving it a chance!

    • 29th May 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Yeah probably wise. A lot of readers felt that way about The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl 🙂

  4. suzanna
    27th May 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Sounds like there are some clever twists in this story. Not keen on slow books though. Maybe not one for me. Thanks for reviewing.

    • 29th May 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Maybe I shouldn’t have described it as slow…more tension building 😉

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