book review

His & Hers By Alice Feeney

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Publication Date: July 28, 2020

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Pages: 320

Genre: Thriller, Domestic thriller, Mystery

Rating: 4/5

His & Hers is a twisty tale filled with unreliable narrators with lots of secrets and an explosive ending. A woman is found murdered in the woods and we follow one of the detectives, Jack, and news reporter, Anna, as they are sucked into the investigation. As the story unfolds we also get flashbacks to when the characters were teenagers and we learn how the events from their past are related to what is happening currently.

We follow three narrators, Anna, Jack, and the killer which makes for a very interesting and enthralling read. There are constant reveals as the story is being told which makes it hard to put down. I had no clue as I was reading what was going to happen next. I did guess who the killer about half way through but that didn’t hamper my enjoyment at all. The beauty of this story is the way everything is slowly unraveled. I loved the back and forth way of telling the story primarily through Jack and Anna.

None of the characters are particularly likable which I think works because everyone that we meet in the story is suspicious. It does have the tired trope of an alcoholic British woman but I think Anna’s character is done in a way that it makes sense. This whole story takes place in two days which helps keep the pace of the book at a steady pace. I wasn’t a fan of how the flashbacks would happen seemingly out of nowhere. I would have preferred them to get their own chapter to help keep the format of the story consistent. However, the flashbacks not only (eventually) gave us the whole picture but they also served as a sort of foreshadowing of what was to come in the present storyline. There are a few trigger warnings though for things like sexual assault, rape, and the torture and mutilation of cats so please be aware of that.

Alice Feeney is the queen of the unreliable narrator and this book is no exception. This book does require some suspension of belief at certain points but overall Feeney does a great job of entertaining the reader. If you love domestic thrillers then this is one that I think you will really enjoy. It is getting to be that time of year where we are spending a lot of time outdoors and His & Hers would be a great one to throw into your bag and get lost into the world of Jack and Anna while you are at the pool/beach.



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