Alice Feeney

His and Hers

"..a good read that was easy to get into. "


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.

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'His and Hers' tells the story from both perspectives of Anna and Jack; with the investigation moving forward and memories taking Anna back to the past, giving depth and explanations to the characters and their actions. Anna at first appears to be weak and self-absorbed but after digging deeper into her character there are reasons for her behaviour and the initial impatience softens a little into empathy. Each of the characters start as one type of person but as more and more layers are revealed few of them are actually who they first appear to be. Feeney has written the book from a third perspective, that of the killer. These entries give lots of clues as to who the killer is, but I felt there were a lot of obvious red herrings. I wasn't overly surprised by the revelation at the end as I felt the story had been leading up to an ending of this kind. I much preferred reading about the development of the characters rather than the investigation. Despite being able to read Feeney's clues, I found 'His and Hers' a good read that was easy to get into.

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