The perfect read for fans of Disclaimer, In a Dark Dark Wood and Apple Tree Yard. 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...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Wow, this is an intense story. It focuses on three people who are bound together after a violent episode at an eclipse party. Fifteen years after the ordeal, the apparent victim and the two witnesses come into each other’s lives again when the alleged attacker is released from prison. Calling He Said/She Said a nail-biting read isn't hyperbole—we were on edge right up until the surprising conclusion.
This riveting psychological thriller from British author Kelly (Broadchurch) explores the extremes to which people will go to conceal a lie. While celebrating the 1999 solar eclipse at a festival in Cornwall, eclipse-chaser Christopher "Kit" McCall and his girlfriend, Laura Langrishe, interrupt the apparent rape of Beth Taylor. They call the police, and their testimony leads to the capture and conviction of a man named Jamie Balcombe. Beth showers Kit and Laura with gratitude, but then her behavior takes a strange turn and they decide to distance themselves. Come 2015, Kit and Laura have changed their names and are living as ghosts, only risking travel to see the moon cover the sun. The couple share the narration, which moves back and forth in time to fill the 15-year gap. Kelly's pacing is deliberate, but patient readers will be rewarded with airtight plotting, mounting tension, and shocking twists. Attempts to match the beats of the story with the phases of an eclipse feel somewhat contrived, but overall, this is an affecting tale of infatuation, desperation, and betrayal.