Sunday, October 8, 2017

He Said/She Said

Book: He Said/She Said
Author: Erin Kelly

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.-Goodreads

Review: Kit and Laura are eclipse chasers (Interestingly enough, I read this in August when the solar eclipse was about to happen and all things eclipse related was all over the news). Laura witnesses a rape at a festival in 1999 and testifies at the trial. She later reconnects with the victim and something happens that is so bad, Kit and Laura change their names, stay off the grid and live in fear of this woman for years. 

This was well written but my biggest challenge is that the plot was so slow and boring (and both Kit and Laura weren't that likable) that I was imaging some really crazy thing that must have happened to cause the whole 'living off the grid' thing. By the time the end came around with the 'big reveal' I was left disappointed and kept thinking "really, that's it?"

Overall, a well-written book with a slow plot and unlikable characters. 

Grade: 2/5

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