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 listeners guessing until the very end.
Alice Feeney has a style of writing all her own. I really love her books. However the Him And Her chapters I found a bit confusing as they are supposed to be the voices of Jack and Anna yet sometimes they seem to be spoken by other people. It didn’t stop me enjoying the book though and the constant twists and turns and not knowing who is lying are breath-taking. I am still not sure who was lying. Alice is the master of twisty story-telling and has found her own voice in a genre where there are so many new authors but she is amongst the best.
Her characters are often horrible but compelling. Some deserve everything they get – some you feel sorry for. Anna is not always likeable. Rachel and Zoe are truly wicked. Helen almost as bad while you feel sorry for Catherine Kelly. Jack is a good detective but Priya is better. You can’t pull the wool over her eyes. She’s like Colombo with the bit between her teeth. The questions just keep coming.
A great read. Many thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.