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Book Discussion Group
Date/Time: Monday, May 7, 7:00 pm
Reading Selection: He Said/She Said (2017)
by Erin Kelly
“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.
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.
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.[Source: Amazon Books. Accessed April 19, 2018.]
The Guardian Review of He Said/She Said
In her review of He Said/She Said for The Guardian, Alison Flood described the book as “creepy, tangled and disturbing” – “Kelly’s latest thriller, about a couple who witness a horrific act, will keep you guessing until the end.”
Lizard Point in Cornwall: the setting for the terror that unfolds in He Said, She Said.
Photograph: Alamy Stock
“It’s going to be a classic he said/she said, textbook case decision by jury,” says a reporter in Erin Kelly’s new thriller. “Half the female jurors are already in love with him… It always sounds convincing until the defence cross-examine the victim and they shredded her.” . . .
Go to the Book Discussion Group’s May 2018 Reading Page to read more about the book and author. There you will find a summary of the novel (no spoilers) and reviews of the work. In addition, you will find information about the author, a list of her works, a short video interview with the author, and references to websites about, and hosted by, the author.
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