His & Hers
By: Alice Feeney
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.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ (a generous 3 to be fair)
Book In One Word: Icky.
Special thanks to Libro.fm’s ALC program and MacMillan Audio for the copy.
What the hell did I just listen to? His & Hers by Alice Feeney is not what I expected at all in a book that is getting raved reviews.
I totally get that this book is wildly unpredictable and the ending has a TOTAL shock factor. For that alone I give it three stars. I constantly found myself trying to figure out the killer throughout the entire audio book. My notes read something like this: The killer is Anna. No, it’s Jack. Anna and Priya, Richard, Priya is definitely involved, Anna is the killer. Jack is so blindly in love that he is dumb. Omg the killer is **********!!!! (No spoilers).
BUT, the plot is all sorts of problematic. It’s – for lack of a better word – icky. There is a huge scene involving both consenting prostitution AND the sexual assault / rape of sixteen year old girls. The “villain” uses her sexuality to get what she wants from both men and women no matter the price. That’s not OK. I find His & Hers to be so disturbing and gross on so many levels.
Recommendation: I would never tell you not to read a book but please beware that there are multiple trigger/content warnings with this one and it is quite problematic.
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