Sunday, November 22, 2020

Review: His & Hers by Alice Feeney

Author: Alice Feeney
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: July 2020

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 

His & Hers is easily going to make my top 10 list for 2020..  It's one of the best thrillers that I have read in a long time.  I will admit to it being a tad bit slow n the beginning, but that didn't last too long.  The story is told trough three perspectives, Anna, Jack and the killer.  When Anna loses her anchor position at her news station, she is assigned to investigate a murder in her hometown.  Jack is the detective assigned to the case.  It quickly becomes clear that both might know more than they are letting on.

There are so many twists in this book and it kept me on my toes throughout.  I was so far off base with my assumptions at the end.  I don't think most people will see the ending coming.  I liked the use of unreliable narrators and the three perspectives.  The plot was well paced with just the right amount of information being released at the right time.   I think it's best to go into this book not knowing a whole lot about the plot.  It will make the reveals that much more surprising.  If you have been hunting for an engaging and well thought out thriller, then this one is for you.

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