Tuesday 20 February 2018

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

Book Title: He Said/She Said
Author: Erin Kelly
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Source: Own a Kindle Copy

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Goodreads Summary: 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.

What did I think?

When it comes to thrillers and mysteries we all expect twists and turns, and I must admit I rate these books based on how much they manage to surprise me. I only read this genre occasionally, so I'm pretty sure many books that do surprise me won't surprise a mystery fan. So, take my opinion with a grain of salt.

I read this more or less in one sitting, and I couldn't figure out where He Said/She Said was headed. It's not that I didn't see the twist and turns coming, I had simply no idea what was going to happen. At all.

And I think it's best enjoyed blind.

Now, the book is slow at first. Erin Kelly builds the plot with care and takes her time to add depth to her characters before things take off. Stick with it, it's worth it. And no, it's not one of those boring thrillers, but the twist makes it worth your time. Erin Kelly wrote a compelling relationship and an addictive, intricate plot with great characters that are deeply flawed.

Recommended to all fans of the genre.


  1. I do really love mysteries and while I read a lot, I'm not usually the type to guess the twist (or not all of them if there are more than one). I'm glad to hear you liked this one!


  2. I don't read a lot of mysteries or thrillers, but I definitely should and this one sounds like a great book to start with :)

  3. I don't read a lot of mystery/thrillers either, but I love taking that twisty ride. I don't know why, but I adore flawed characters. They are the best kind.

  4. I'm a fan of the genre, so this one definitely intrigues me. I'm a bit cautious about the slow start, but the promise of twits, turns, and a ending surprise makes me think it may be worth a read.

  5. It sounds like fun and I appreciate you not giving anything away. Thrillers are best entered without any preconceptions or hints.