Publication: 28th May 2020 – HQ
If there are two sides to every story, someone is always lying…
Jack: Three words to describe my wife: Beautiful. Ambitious. Unforgiving.
Anna: I only need one word to describe my husband: Liar.
When a woman is murdered in Blackdown village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Anna’s ex-husband, DCI Jack Harper, is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation.
Someone is lying, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.
I do LOVE a good suspenseful psychological thriller that captures you from the beginning and makes you wonder and question what you are reading. A story that makes you wish the story never finishes and yet you want to see how it ends. And His & Hers did just that for me. I really enjoyed Alice Feeney’s previous novels, but this new one, so far, is my absolute favourite.
Set in a small town in Surrey with a claustrophobic atmosphere that gave me goosebumps, the story is told from two different points of views: one is Jack, a detective trying to solve the murder of a woman while, at the same time, trying to hide the fact that he had spent the previous evening with the victim and Anna, the journalist determined to prove that she is really good at her job so she conducts her own investigation of the murder, but she has her own secrets to hide. Who can you trust? What are they hiding? And are they involved in the crime?
For one who reads many, way too many, thrillers I am surprised when a story manages to still keep me guessing and surprises me over and over again. This book has everything I love in psychological thrillers:
- unreliable characters full of secrets: ✅
- high tension that keeps me on the edge of my seat: ✅
- twists that I never see coming: ✅
- a surprising and shocking ending that makes me love the story even more: ✅
Would I recommend this novel? Of course, 100%. It is suspenseful, unpredictable and gripping. The only problem that I had with His & Hers is that I was so immersed in the story that I found myself reading through the night which wasn’t a very good idea. This is such a chilling read that every time I heard a noise from outside I would jump out of my skin, but I couldn’t stop reading!
A huge thank you to HQ and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of the novel.