"Nothing is as it seems in this brain scrambler!"
Reviewed by Lynn Cunningham
Posted November 24, 2017
Thriller | Thriller Psychological
Kit and Laura are what is known as eclipse chasers. They
follow crowds of other people to places all over the world
when an eclipse is going to happen. There are festivals
built around these gatherings and everyone has a great time.
This particular eclipse is no different from any other. It
is still filled with people camping and partying while they
wait for the main event to occur. In addition, the
excitement builds as they all wait for the stunning sight
that they will behold.
Yes, it was meant to be a special time for everyone. That is
until Laura accidentally stumbles upon something that she
was not meant to see. The man claims nothing wrong happened,
but Laura knows what her eyes told her. On the other hand,
the victim seems grateful to have been rescued.
Justice is done and not long after, the victim shows up on
Kit and Laura's doorstep. At first, it is fine. Then, her
actions begin to take on a rather twisted manner,
frightening Laura and Kit into getting away from her as
quickly and permanently as possible.
Fifteen years later, Kit and Laura are living under assumed
names and always looking over their shoulders to make sure
that this woman has not found them again. They know she is
still looking for them, but they have been lucky so far.
Laura is now very pregnant with twins and still suffers
panic attacks, but life is mostly good for them.
Now, there is a new eclipse coming up and Kit has made
arrangements to see it. Laura will not be able to make the
trip due to her pregnancy, but she urges Kit to go without
her. She knows how much these mean to him.
It is while Laura is alone, very pregnant, that her
long-held nightmare comes true.
HE SAID SHE SAID did many things for me. One, it taught me
about eclipse chasers, which I never knew existed. Next,
this is such a wonderfully written book that I was
completely caught up in the plot because so many things were
happening. HE SAID SHE SAID is told in the voices of both
Kit and Laura separately and goes from the past to the
present. This helps to keep up with the events that are
HE SAID SHE SAID is a book that is very difficult to turn
away from because there is always something happening that
leads to something else. Not only that, Erin Kelly has
created characters that you can relate to, for the most
part. Admittedly, I spent a lot of the book wanting to shake
the characters into people that I could actually like. This
was an area in which I had some trouble. Happily, my opinion
of the characters did not detract from one of the most
unique books that I have ever read. It is a book to be
savored and immerse yourself in much like a warm bath that
suddenly becomes cold, making you shiver from head to toe.
Do yourself a favor and get your own copy of HE SAID SHE
SAID and prepare to be amazed. Nothing will prepare you for
the mind-blowing finale because you simply will not see it
coming. There has never been another book quite like HE SAID
SHE SAID and that is a good thing for you as a reader.
In the summer of 1999, Kit and Laura travel to a festival in
Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun. Kit is an
eclipse chaser; Laura has never seen one before. Young and
in love, they are certain this will be the first of many
But in the hushed moments after the shadow passes, Laura
interrupts a man and a woman. She knows that she saw
something terrible. The man denies it. It is her word
The victim seems grateful. Months later, she turns up on
their doorstep like a lonely stray. But as her gratitude
takes a twisted turn, Laura begins to wonder—did she trust
the wrong person?
15 years later, Kit and Laura married are living under new
names and completely off the digital grid: no Facebook, only
rudimentary cell phones, not in any directories. But as the
truth catches up to them, they realize they can no longer
keep the past in the past.
From Erin Kelly, queen of the killer twist, He Said/She
Said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save
ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will
go to make others believe our side of the story.
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