title: His & Hers
author: Alice Feeney
release date: July 28, 2020
publisher: Flatiron Books
genres: mystery/thriller, crime drama, domestic thriller
Thank you to NetGalley, Flatiron Books and Libro.fm for my DRC and ALC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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 listeners guessing until the very end.
Finally a thriller that was more than enjoyable!
This was one of those crime drama/domestic thrillers that kept me guessing until the very end. Every single time I thought I knew where the story was headed, it twisted around and hooked me again. It was wonderful. There were so many threads interwoven to create a spooky tale years and years in the making.
Told between “his and hers” points of view, we are introduced not only to our narrators, Jack (detective chief inspector) and Anna (tv news reporter), but an array of other individuals important to this story. And we get bit by bit information of how they are entwined in the past and present of these two narrators. The past is told in a great way that isn’t necessarily flash back. Sometimes I do not enjoy multiple timelines, though this was done seamlessly. You get certain information at the perfect time in order for the full impact and suspense.
I enjoyed how we learn of the connections, both past and present of the whole group of people. Some of the people in this story were truly monsters.
Not only did I receive a DRC of this title from NetGalley, I also chose this ALC in the Libro.fm influencer library for July 2020. The narration was wonderful. The pacing of the story told through both narrators made this journey that much more enjoyable.