My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Date read: May 27 – 30, 2017
It was definitely a rewarding experience for me to have gone into this book totally blind!
HE SAID/SHE SAID by ERIN KELLY is a slow-building, dark, and twisted psychological thriller that is cleverly formatted into parts that conforms to the five stages of a total eclipse of the sun. With each phase of the eclipse more details are revealed to us.
This book started off a little bit slow and tedious for me as the information and details that were given regarding eclipses didn’t really hold my interest and I was also a little confused of why the characters were behaving the way that they were. Then when I got around to 100 – 150 pages in everything started to fall into place and then I couldn’t put this novel down.
ERIN KELLY delivers an extremely fun, atmospheric, and enjoyable read here with some surprising twists and turns and a few unexpected reveals! I did not actually figure out one of the reveals until the dynamics of the novel changed from the viewpoint of one of our characters. The story is told from alternating points of views of our two main characters, Kit and Laura with two different timelines from 15 years ago and present day.
This was not an action-packed read but there were definitely some jaw-dropping moments as the tension gradually builds to reach that ever so exciting climax and then it doesn’t end there as there is a final twist in the last paragraph. I would definitely recommend!
Trigger Alert: There is a rape scene early on in the novel and is discussed throughout.
Publication date: June 6, 2017
Thank you so much to NetGalley, Erin Kelly, and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book for a fair and honest review.