Monday, February 12, 2018

Review: He Said/She Said

Title He Said/She Said
By Erin Kelly
Genre Adult Suspense
Format Audio
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
After viewing an eclipse with her boyfriend, Laura witnesses a rape. The case becomes a he said/she said case but with Laura's testimony the rapist can be put away. Years later, Laura and her now husband Kit are living in hiding. Trying to keep their whereabouts a secret from Beth the victim of the rape. What happened to make them go in hiding? What secrets are Kit and Laura keeping from each other that's causing a strain on their marriage? What will happen when the truth comes out?

First Sentence
London is the most light-polluted city in Britain, but even here, in the northern suburbs, you can still see the stars at four o'clock in the morning.

I'm going to start off saying I wanted to like this one a lot more than I did. The story takes us all over in time from the past to the present slowly puts the pieces of the puzzle together. I had no problem with the format. I liked getting bits and pieces of the story and watching it come together. What I disliked so much was the characters.

No one was really likable and the only character that was, was the character you were supposed to hate. That's not good, am I right?

I found some of the "secrets" not even good enough to be called secrets and saw absolutely no reason why they needed to be kept secret. It made for a completely unbelievable story.

When everything comes to light, however I was rooting for a certain ending and I got it. THAT is why this one gets three stars rather than the two I was going to bestow upon it. It was a very satisfying ending.

Should you read it
I'm not going to stop you but know that I didn't adore it or anything.

17 comments:

  1. Aw man! Do you think I'll like it more than you will? Or do you think I'll feel the same way?

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    1. I think you’ll like it about the same as me actually.

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  2. That tends to happen with these kinds of novels. None of the characters are likeable and you end up wondering why you started reading in the first place. I'm glad the ending saved it for you.

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    1. I’m glad it saved it too. I would have been so mad if it sucked.

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  3. Another book full of unlikeable characters? Think I'll pass! :)

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  4. This sounds frustrating! Why are they hiding from the victim of the rape? Unless Laura decided not to come forward with the information she had... At least you were happy with the ending!

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    1. Figuring all that out was interesting and what kept me reading but I was so unimpressed with the characters the more I learned about them.

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  5. Glad to hear the ending worked, but sorry about the rest. All the characters being unlikable (or all but one I guess) does not bode well. It does sound like it has a decent premise but yeah if the execution is not there- I'll skip.

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  6. I agree the characters aren't likeable, but the story kept me intrigued right from the beginning till the end. And I was glad it'd a satisfying ending.

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    1. Yes. It kept me guessing and reading. Thank goodness for the ending.

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  7. I really like Erin Kelly, but HE SAID/SHE SAID wasn't my favorite of hers. I still enjoyed it because it kept me reading and guessing and, like you, I got the ending I wanted.

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    1. It was a satisfying ending especially after you learn certain things. Good to know her other books are better. I’ll try another. Suggestions?

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    2. I'd go for THE BURNING AIR. I liked BROADCHURCH as well -- I just had a hard time with the ending, which grossed me out completely.

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    3. I liked the first season of the Netflix series Broadchurch so I’ll try the book for sure.

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  8. The summary has me intrigued, but I don't think I'm going to go out of my way to track it down. ;)

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