Pub Date 20 Apr 2017
Who do you believe?
He said it was consensual.
The woman said nothing.
But Laura saw it...
... didn't she?
In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura and Kit interrupt something awful.
Laura is sure about what happened. Later, in a panic, she tells a little white lie - and four lives are changed irreparably.
When the victim turns up on their doorstep, her gratitude spills into dangerous obsession. Laura and Kit decide to run - but Beth knows they have pledged to see every eclipse together. They will never be able to entirely escape her.
As the next eclipse draws near, Laura must confront the fallout from what she saw in the darkness. Confessing will cost her marriage; keeping the secret might prove fatal.
But all secrets, sooner or later, will come to light.
‘It's magnificent. Stunningly twisty plot and weep-makingly brilliant writing’ Marian Keyes
‘I'm calling it: THIS is the book I wish I'd written’ Clare Mackintosh
‘Beautifully written, gripping and as twisty and dangerous as a 400-page-long rattlesnake, this is Erin Kelly at the absolute top of her game, and everyone else's too’ William Ryan
‘It's SO good...I was carrying it around the house I was so gripped’ Sarah Perry
‘Superbly twisty and readable thriller; pure enjoyment’ Jenny Colgan
‘Psychological thriller writing with sinuous storytelling that beguiles and entraps the reader. Set to be the psych thriller of 2017’ Anya Lipska
‘Kelly is a beautiful writer who can conjure an atmosphere with exceptional skill . . . a fantastic psychological thriller replete with mystery and misdirection’ Alex Marwood
‘Not just a tense psychological drama but a meditation on the complex view. Kelly brilliantly uses the eclipse as metaphor, exploring the fact that though we long for black and white, the partial view is all we ever get’ Susie Steiner
‘Multi-layered and stylish, with characters you feel you know, dilemmas you can imagine grappling with, and a hurtling plot that's unpatronising and clever to the last page’ Helen Fitzgerald
‘Erin Kelly speaks the language of tension fluently. HE SAID/SHE SAID will make you question everything you know and suspect everyone you think you can trust’ Janet Ellis
‘Twisted, atmospheric and perfectly plotted’ Jenny Blackhurst
‘Dazzling . . . you simply won't be able to look away. Erin Kelly is a class act on top form’ Lucy Dawson
‘Erin Kelly keeps you guessing to the very last page, she cleverly reminds us of our own fallibility and gullibility’ Adele Parks
‘A superbly dark and complex psychological thriller from a really exceptional author’ Kate Hamer
‘Weaves such a delicate line between everyone's version of the truth, it was impossible to stop reading’ Holly Seddon
‘Deeply immersive... an ingeniously constructed and thrilling novel about the many different forms of betrayal’ Claire Kendal, author of The Book of You
‘Intelligent, thought provoking and utterly compelling’ Sinéad Crowley
‘Tense, beautifully written and with a real gut-punch of a twist’ Claire McGowan
‘With all the anticipation and tension of an actual eclipse – mysterious, breathtaking, powerful – Erin Kelly captures the essence of the 'unputdownable novel'’ Samantha Hayes
‘A masterclass in drip-fed suspense, beautifully written and astutely observed’ SJI Holliday
‘A taut, cleverly constructed novel about what we see, know and understand – and how they are not always the same thing. Prepare to step into the darkness . . .’ Linda Green
‘Deliciously tense and twisty’ Sharon Bolton
‘A haunting and beautifully twisted tale of desire and deceit. Erin Kelly is the kind of writer whose work you read and instantly wish it were your own’ Colette McBeth
‘Kept me guessing, kept me gripped and kept me thinking’ T.R. Richmond