Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Total Eclipse”

Once upon a time, I was falling in love. But now I'm only falling apart.

No need to chase eclipses to get a thrill. Instead, try a few of this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Total Eclipse” cocktail, inspired by Erin Kelly's thrilling psychological suspense novel He Said/She Said!

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
He Said/She Said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story (available June 6, 2017).

In the summer of 1999, Kit and Laura travel to a festival in Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun. Kit is an eclipse chaser; Laura has never seen one before. Young and in love, they are certain this will be the first of many they’ll share.

But in the hushed moments after the shadow passes, Laura interrupts a man and a woman. She knows that she saw something terrible. The man denies it. It is her word against his.

The victim seems grateful. Months later, she turns up on their doorstep like a lonely stray. But as her gratitude takes a twisted turn, Laura begins to wonder—did she trust the wrong person?

15 years later, Kit and Laura married are living under new names and completely off the digital grid: no Facebook, only rudimentary cell phones, not in any directories. But as the truth catches up to them, they realize they can no longer keep the past in the past.

Read an excerpt from He Said/She Said!


“Total Eclipse”


– 2 oz. vodka
– 1 oz. black raspberry liqueur
– lemon peel (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour ingredients into a mixing tin with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a peel of lemon.

So have a few “Total Eclipse” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly!

Read Doreen Sheridan's review of He Said/She Said!


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Erin Kelly is the author of acclaimed thrillers and works as a freelance journalist for newspapers including The Sunday Times and the Daily Mail as well as magazines including Red, Marie Claire and Elle. She lives in London with her family. She is the author of He Said/She Said.

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