He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
A Novel

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Kit and Laura’s eloquent, intelligent voices are a little difficult to distinguish from each other at times. But Kelly is a master at drip-feeding us the details, keeping us guessing about the truth, and the many shades of grey it contains, right until the end.
-Guardian

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"A tour de force – a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all the right questions, and keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it." --Ruth Ware, bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10

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 they’ll share.

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 against his.

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.

 

About Erin Kelly

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ERIN KELLY is an author and freelance journalist. She lives in North London with her husband and daughter. Her previous books include The Poison Tree and The Dark Rose.
 
Published June 6, 2017 by Minotaur Books. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Apr 04 2017

...make what's in store for them even more harrowing. A stunning conclusion will take more than a few days to fade from memory. Spellbinding.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Alison Flood on Apr 18 2017

Kit and Laura’s eloquent, intelligent voices are a little difficult to distinguish from each other at times. But Kelly is a master at drip-feeding us the details, keeping us guessing about the truth, and the many shades of grey it contains, right until the end.

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