Kit and Laura are a married couple that have spent most of their married years in hiding from the past. Kit had grown up with a passion for viewing eclipses and wanted to share the passion with Laura but fifteen years ago while attending a festival in Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun the pair came across more than they bargained for.
Walking through a deserted part of the festival Kit and Laura come across Beth and Jamie and what looks to be Jamie raping Beth. Calling the police Kit and Laura end up involved in the upcoming trial as the only witnesses and hope to get justice for Beth. But trying to do the right thing ended up haunting them for years to come when things weren’t always what they seemed to be in what was a case of he said/she said.
The first half of He Said/She Said had a very slow build time to it as the story begins to be told from the alternating prospective of Kit and Laura. They are living in current time expecting twins with Kit still following his passion of chasing eclipses. The story would switch from the current to fifteen years before telling of when they’d found Beth and Jamie and the following trial. During this time I was interested in what made them hide but finding the story more sad from what a woman would have to go through when reporting a rape.
The second half of this book however turns up the heat taking the reader on plenty of twists and turns that you would never expect from the plot building in the first half. I won’t mention any specifics but once you find out the whys and hows the author then continues to throw more into the mix that had this reader on the edge of my seat wanting to know just how it would all turn out. Quite the interesting end to this one and definitely would recommend checking it out.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.