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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
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Paperback, 314 pages
Published January 22nd 2020 by David B. Lyons (first published January 2020)
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Hans
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Impressive storytelling. Very realistic. Highly original. With a very open ending because the whole case is ambiguous.

A lot of this happens because characters seem to act to fulfil the supposed expectations of other persons without listening to their own mind/feelings about these actions. Superbly told!
Shalini
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A celebrity rape case

She said they did. They said it was consensual. How was one to know. The lawyers on both sides presented their case. 12 jurors were to decide. And the book started.

My first book by David B. Lyons, and I was hooked. The premise and the story gripped me by my throat and kept me stuck to my kindle wanting to know the truth. She said, three said. But what was the truth?

The author's style of writing made me feel as if I were the camera which was getting live feeds about the juror
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Honestmamreader
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hands up who likes to watch a court room drama. I do. I love being able to follow a case and try and piece together the evidence to find out whether the accused is guilty or not guilty.

This book is perfect for fans of court room dramas. We get to sit in on the deliberations and discussions that the jury on this case are having. It's great to get an in depth look at how each member of the jury feel toward the case. How their backgrounds, their upbringing and their lives can have an effect on the
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Susan Hampson
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story really begins after all the evidence has been heard and the jury has retired to discuss their verdict. Most of the jurors have elected to be known by numbers with the odd one using their name. Through the book, you get to know who they are and a little about their lives. The evidence is retold through the court transcripts that the jurors go through from the first meeting of Sabrina, and the three men Jason, who is a famous footballer and his old school buddies Zach and Li to the end o ...more
Eva
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Why, yes, I have always wondered what it would be like to be on the jury at a trial but I have to tell you, after reading this book, I can safely say it’s an experience I’m happy to do without.

After five weeks of listening to evidence in a rape trial, jury members start their deliberations but they have no idea who to believe. There is little or no evidence to go on and it’s very much a case of she said, three said. She said three men got her drunk and took her to a hotel room to take advantage
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Mark Tilbury
This book takes you through the jury's deliberations during a rape trial, whilst also going through the night in question from the POV of the three men accused, and their accuser. Written in this way the story moves back and forth from what the jury is debating happened, and what actually happened.

As events during the night of the alleged rape are revealed, I realised how difficult being a jury member in such a case would be. In this case, it's the word of one woman, Sabrina, against three men,
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Chelsea
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting way for a story to unfold. Told from the prespective of the Jurors as they deliberate and then by the four people involved. Everyone saw the night a different way. Not until almost the very end do you know what actually happened. I hated the character of Zach, he was a jerk. At times a little crass, but I still enjoyed it.
booksbytheboats
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love the way this book included both the past story of the court case involved, the setting for the jurors and the discussions they had. However, one of the jurors was described as having a lisp - this lisp was then inconsistently actually written out which I found quite hard to follow, it ruined my flow when I came across a word that was spelt wrong (for the purpose of the lisp!

As soon as I started reading this I was straight away picking up incriminating bits for each character and was eage
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Zoe
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another gripping read from David b Lyons who is becoming one of my favourite authors. The book takes you on a journey as a jury deliberates in a rape trial whilst the story is also told from the characters POV also from the night in question. Cleverly written, kept me guessing and changing my mind throughout and to the very last page.
Mother of
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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Kate A
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
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 sp
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Lauren Mottershead
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yet another great read from David B. Lyons, like the way it's told from the different characters perspectives. ...more
Andy harkness
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely brilliant book. The way the story is told and how the attitudes changes is masterful
Jeanine
May 31, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it, fiction
Awful mess of a book in my opinion.
Susan Hunter
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
An compelling read. A rape accusation,denials by the three accused and a jury that has to decide.
This book was hard to put down. The story of the night in question is told from each characters point of view. As for the jury, it was an interesting aspect of the story.
Georg
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
david b. lyons with yet another fast suspenseful great book ,
this time you even learn some things ,
which i did not mind
Pam
Mar 07, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
She Said, Three Said is by David B. Lyons. This is a crime/trial story with a surprise ending. It is definitely different from other books I have read. It is part of a trilogy and the author had a YouTube video at the end of reading the book where he answers questions and even finished the book.
This story revolves around a jury who is deliberating about a trial that had just finished. Now they had to go to work and decide which side was guilty. The jury had previously decided to call each other
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Misfits farm
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"She Said, Three Said .....Who will you believe?"
Jason and his two friends are on a rare night out. Jason is a celebrity having been a professional footballer for a major club. They share a secret from over twenty years ago. Sabrina is technically working. She is waiting for a text before meeting her mark for the night. Alternate chapters take us to the start of the discussion of the twelve jury members, the trial having already lasted five weeks. Other chapters are from the perspective of the t
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Kerry https://likeherdingcatsblog.wordpress.com Robinson
Wow!  This books just grabs you the minute you open it and takes on a journey full of self-reflection and mind-boggling turmoil. 

A very current and relevant plot, really pushing the boundaries with the questions it throws up.  Told from the perspective of the alleged victim, the accused and the jury, none of the perspectives are reliable. The accused and the victim tell their story in different ways.  Sometimes the differences are subtle but those differences have a huge impact on how the story
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Gaye Teather
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE a good courtroom drama. This wasn't set in the actual courtroom but in the Juror's room following the court case involving three young men who are accused of raping a woman. The Jury is out and they are going over the evidence presented by both sides and are tasked with coming up with a unanimous verdict. In between those chapters wherein the twelve people are deliberating are chapters narrated from the point of view of each of the accused and the woman herself who accuses them ...more
JR Burke
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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marnie | once upon a time book reviews
Some books get under your skin and stay with you long after you have read the final page. She Said Three Said, is definitely one of those books for me! The last two paragraphs to the ending of the story, are up there as the most chilling I have read and they have constantly been running through my mind in the weeks since I have finished the book! It is a first-class read that is raw, real, harrowing and thought-provoking. This one, like me, I’m sure will have you reading this in one sitting, una ...more
Natalie Auld
May 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book. I loved the style of it, I loved the story, I loved that I kept changing my mind throughout and I loved the ending.

I am a fan of court room drama books and although this wasn’t technically that (there were no scenes set during the court case itself) it still ticked that box for me. I thought it was very clever how the writer showed multiple times in the book that the same event can be experienced/understood by different people in different ways. The character development was
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AnneMarie Bodensteiner
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HAYLEE WONG
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
unexpected twist as always

This was very well written it is to awkward for me to describe it as "a good" book based entirely on it being a rape case however David has with sensitivity and a skill to make the reader self reflect how our own presumptuous prejudices can be detrimental to another and or ourselves (,the situation the characters in this book end up in is mostly the consequences of that ),is quite remarkable congratulations Mr.Lyons on yet another success
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Mandy Innes
Sep 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Shannon Weber
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Natalie Dowd
Gripping

I only discovered this author last month and in that month of read all his books and am such a huge fan this story was so brilliantly written had me gripped but the ending really pis$ed me off!!raging was no after what happened after li finished what did they say to each other where is the rest of the story agghhghhhhhh
Monnina Garvey
Can't see what all the hype is about

I've downloaded and read the trilogy but didn't really enjoy any of the books. The endings were really disappointing and I couldn't get to grips at all with any of the characters. The writing style of this writer is not for me.. Feels like the book is unfinished..
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Erik Sapp
So Slow

I liked the idea of this book. Sadly, it moves so slowly that I had to force myself to keep reading. (I finally got to the point of skipping ahead to the ending.) The author felt the need to go into so much detail about the jurors and the background that it slowed the book to a grind.
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David B. Lyons is an international bestselling author from Dublin, Ireland

He writes psychological thriller novels and has achieved No.1 rankings in the Amazon crime charts in Ireland, the UK, Canada and Australia.

Former freelance journalist 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
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