‘Footfall is as engaging as it gets. Cassandra James is . . . a terrific character, beautifully honed from seemingly staid academic to feisty heroine . . . a truly breathtaking read.’


A gripping psychological thriller

513IiOz2Y8LKit is an eclipse-chaser, and when Laura falls in love with him, they go to a festival in Cornwall so that they can witness one together. But things don’t go according to plan and Laura witnesses – well, what does she witness? She is sure it is rape and she and Kit call the police. The case goes to court and she is called as a witness. That’s when things start to unravel and she sets in train a series of events that ends with Laura and Kit fleeing for their lives and adopting new identities.

They continue to follow eclipses round the globe, but now they are always looking over their shoulders, fearing that the past will catch up with them.

He Said/She Said is cleverly structured and – yes – it is a page-turner. We can’t be sure that anything is what it seems and Kelly is skilful in evoking Laura’s crippling anxiety and paranoia. Readers who like unreliable narrators will love this. I have one or two small reservations about the ending and there was an unnecessary and rather confusing prologue – but really this is a gripping read. I read it virtually in one go during a long dull journey from Madeira to Manchester. It kept me entertained and I didn’t see the end coming. You can’t ask for much more from a psychological thriller.

My copy of He Said/She Said was free from NetGallery.




  1. Margot Kinberg
    June 27, 2017

    I’ve been hearing so many good things about this one, Christine! It really sounds well-done. I think I’ll have to move it from radar to TBR…

  2. moira@clothesinbooks
    July 13, 2017

    OK that settles it, I wad dithering over this one, but now you have convinced me I must read it!

    • Christine Poulson
      July 16, 2017

      It really is a page-turner and I’ll be very interested to know what you think.


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