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.
“Waiting for something horrible to happen is almost more draining than it actually happening.” Erin Kelly, He Said/She Said
I had high expectations for He Said/She Said, but I felt the pace was too slow (especially at the beginning). From the reviews I’ve read, readers or really liked the book or not. I honestly felt it was just ok. Regardless, Kelly’s writing is solid, detailed and smart. The chapters alternate between Laura and Kit over a 15-year time span and include a lot of information about solar eclipses. More than half way through the book the novel did incorporate elements of surprise and one particular moment I did not expect or see coming, which I liked. Overall, it was not a bad book but it just moved too slow for me.
I would like to thank NetGalley and Minotaur Books for providing me with an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review.