His & Hers
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF Sometimes I Lie
“Stunning. Addictive. This book should not be missed!” —Samantha Downing
“Deliciously dark…will have readers tearing through the pages.” —Mary Kubica
“Gives Gone Girl a run for its money…I couldn’t stop reading.” —Christina Dalcher
There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying.
When a woman is murdered in Blackdown, a quintessentially British village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Detective Jack Harper is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation.
Someone isn’t telling the truth, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.
His & Hers is a twisty, smart, psychological thriller. A gripping tale of suspense, told by expertly-drawn narrators that will keep readers guessing until the very end.
“For the ultimate rollercoaster reading experience this year, look no further than His & Hers by Alice Feeney.” —Woman & Home
Bestseller Feeney surpasses the dexterous deviousness on display in her 2018 debut, Sometimes I Lie, in this cunningly constructed psychological thriller centered on a bitterly divorced couple who are forced to cross paths again by a murder in Blackdown, Surrey, their hometown. Despite London BBC News correspondent Anna Andrews's best efforts, she's has been dispatched to the sleepy village to cover the case, whose investigation her former husband, Det. Chief Insp. Jack Harper, is leading. Both have conflicts of interest concerning the victim Anna's seductive former schoolmate, Rachel Hopkins which, if known, would subject each of them to scrutiny. But before Jack and his crack second-in-command, Det. Sgt. Priya Patel, can make much headway, another body is discovered by Anna and potential links to the pair prove impossible to ignore. At this point, the plot quickens and thickens, and Feeney does a masterly job of folding in layers of several characters' troubled shared pasts and explosive secrets. The breathtaking finale is sure to blindside readers. This is a masterpiece of misdirection.
Pretty great, except…
This book was a good read, good writing style, interesting characters. I kept changing my mind about who was guilty, which made it a lot of fun to read.
My only problem was with the end. Once you realize who ACTUALLY dunnit, it’s quite the surprise…and way, way too hard to believe. Just not realistic at all, sorry. But if that isn’t a big deal to you, then I’d recommend this book.
The plot is simply too unrealistic to be an enjoyable read. One must totally suspend reality and accept about 1000 coincidences. The characters are all self centered and unlikeable. There was no one to root for in this novel. And the theme of “they were mean to me in high school “ is tired. All that makes this a meh book. Pass on it.
nothing about this book made sense - from the absence of logical detective work to the ‘twist’. don’t waste your time.