Today I am rounding off the tour for She Said, Three Said.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a juror in a high-profile celebrity trial?
Well… now you don’t have to.
Step inside the jury room to deliberate one of the most talked-about court cases of the decade.
SHE SAID…all three men got her drunk, led her to a hotel room and took advantage of her.
THREE SAID…she was a willing participant and consented to sex with each of them.
After five-weeks of listening to all of the evidence and all of the arguments in a celebrity rape trial that has gripped an entire nation, the jury sit down to begin their deliberations.
But they don’t know who to believe…
Well what a book!! This is the kind of book that you can quite easily lose yourself in as the desperation to discover what really happened on the night that this story revolves around kicks in.
She Said, Three Said is split into two narratives, the jurors deliberating on the trial and this alternates to the four main characters version of events that night. I really liked that we were following along at the same rate as the jurors but that we were discovering what actually happened rather than speculating about it. The change from character to character and then to the jurors really helps to build the suspense in the story, especially as the differences between what has been shown in court and what happened on the night become known.
The characters are a perfect mix from this kind of story, Jason, Zach and Li are friends but all very different and it’s these differences that give the story its edge, because as you hear the story for each characters point of view you can see where their assumptions change the course of the evening. Sabrina I found a very interesting character, a bit of an enigma at times, and I was intrigued to discover more about her as the book went on.
The jurors were also a mixed bunch and I liked that they were all but one called by their juror number rather than their names. You do find out about them, who they are and what they do, but when they are discussing things I liked that there was a level of anonymity because I couldn’t always quite remember which juror it was by their number. Again though there were a lot of differences in the jurors and it made for some tense arguments and power struggles which added to the entertainment.
All I can say about the storyline is that I was gripped, waiting to find out what actually happened and I’m not going to say much but I didn’t expect what happened at all. I was definitely surprised by some of the goings on throughout the story and it added to my excitement and anticipation.
David B. Lyons is an international bestselling author — a writer of psychological thrillers.
He has reached No.1 in charts in Ireland, the UK, Canada and Australia.
David grew up in Dublin – the city his novels are set – but currently spends his time between Birmingham in the UK and the Irish capital. David is married to a Brummie, Kerry, and they have one daughter, Lola.
He has lectured in Creative Writing in colleges and universities in both Ireland and in the UK and coaches people how to write with free tutorials at TheOpenAuthor.com.