Publisher: Flatiron Books / Macmillan Audio
Release Date: July 28, 2020
Genre: Adult Fiction / Psychological Thriller / Mystery
There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying.
Anna Andrews finally has what she wants. Almost. She’s worked hard to become the main TV presenter of the BBC’s lunchtime news, putting work before friends, family, and her now ex-husband. So, when someone threatens to take her dream job away, she’ll do almost anything to keep it.
When asked to cover a murder in Blackdown―the sleepy countryside village where she grew up―Anna is reluctant to go. But when the victim turns out to be one of her childhood friends, she can’t leave. It soon becomes clear that Anna isn’t just covering the story, she’s at the heart of it.
DCI Jack Harper left London for a reason, but never thought he’d end up working in a place like Blackdown. When the body of a young woman is discovered, Jack decides not to tell anyone that he knew the victim, until he begins to realise he is a suspect in his own murder investigation.
One of them knows more than they are letting on. Someone isn’t telling the truth. Alternating between Anna’s and Jack’s points of view, His & Hers is a fast-paced, complex, and dark puzzle that will keep readers guessing until the very end.
I mean, what is there to say about His & Hers by Alice Feeney that hasn’t been said already? This book is CRAZY, and if you are going to consume it in one way that has to be the audiobook. Forget reading this one, the audio is probably the best one I’ve ever listened to and brought so much to the story that I can’t even imagine just reading printed words on a page. Richard Armitage and Stephanie Racine are the narrators and Armitage is now one of my favorite narrators thanks to this book. Also, the mysterious killer’s voice on the audio is too good/creepy to miss!
As for the book itself, I thought the pacing was relatively slow, but it was interesting enough to keep me going and I was dying to know what was going to happen next. At first I thought it was going to be a bit of a police procedural because of DCI Jack Harper’s viewpoint, but I didn’t really find that to be the case. The story is more about the characters and trying to find out whodunnit, but not in a detective/procedural way. Most of the excitement really comes from Anna’s perspective, but I still loved the dual narrators along with the addition of the killer’s viewpoint.
His & Hers does have a couple of very disturbing scenes that come towards the end, so this isn’t going to be a read for just anyone. Despite the triggers I thought it was just so well done, and I loved Feeney’s writing style plus the format of the book in general. The end hit me like a bus, and I did NOT see any part of it coming. Feeney did an amazing job of throwing suspicion on lots of different characters and I had very little figured out.
Read His & Hers if you listen to audiobooks because frankly if you don’t like audiobooks I just don’t think you’re going to enjoy it as much as you have the potential to with the audio. I haven’t read any of Feeney’s other books yet, but I will definitely be doing that now, most likely via audio. This book is an experience and I highly recommend it to my crime/thriller lovers!
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5
Thank you to Libro.fm and the publisher for both my advance listening copy and advance review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.