She Said, Three Said is not a book for everyone. It’s not a spoiler to say that the book heavily revolves around Sexual Assault. We start in the deliberation room when 12 jurors go over the evidence presented at trial to decide whether or not to convict three men of their alleged SA of a woman.
This book is heavy. I felt it in the pit of my stomach from the first page. We are in the room with the jurors, feeling their stress of taking the job seriously and the duty of only counting on facts to reach their decision. The juror scenes were intense, and they sometimes got me in tears.
Intercalated with the present juror deliberation, we get the PoVs of the titular her and them three. We leave the book knowing both the truth and the jury’s decision.
I absolutely loved this book; I will be binging on Lyon’s other books. This is the first of a trilogy, and I am so thankful to Dreamscape Media for producing this audiobook. Otherwise, I would have missed out on a fantastic author whose writing is gutwrenching and authentic. I felt like I was reading about a real case throughout the book.
This book could have gone very wrong, but Lyons nailed it. The whole subject was treated with so much respect, and the characters are multidimensional and nuanced. The audiobook has a full cast, and they DE-LI-VERED. Fantastic performance, outstanding book.
Writing / Execution: 10
Fainess / Logic: 10
My total rating: 5
Until next book, be the hummingbird!