I was kindly sent a copy of He Said, She Said by Hodder. I love thrillers, especially ones set in the UK, as I can really identify with the surroundings and it makes the whole thing seem more real.
This novel is a twisty thriller about a woman who witnessed a sexual assault during the 1999 solar eclipse, and how that event follows her for the next 16 years.
From the blurb:
Who do you believe?
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…
Laura & Kit have been together since University. Kit is a scientist who “chases” eclipses, and Laura has become drawn into the hobby.
In 1999 they worked at a festival to help cover the cost of their rather expensive hobby, when Laura sees a girl being raped. Or so she thinks.
Laura is a witness for the victim, Beth, in the trial and feels satisfied that justice has been served, even if she did bend the truth a little.
16 years later, Kit & Laura have gone into hiding. The events that took place during and after the trial changed their lives forever. Laura is pregnant with twins, overwhelmed with fear for their lives. Kit has decided to go alone to the next eclipse, in the Faroes. Laura can’t help feeling that Beth will somehow find him…again.
I gave this book 3/5 stars on Goodreads. He Said, She Said is a good thriller, the eclipse theme was interesting and I liked the way it alternated between Laura & Kit’s point of view. So why only 3 stars? I just wasn’t convinced by the “twist” ending.
He Said, She Said is out now, R.R.P. £12.99.
Let me know if you’ll be picking this up in the comments below.