Today I’m excited to be sharing my blog tour review of His & Hers. I discovered Alice Feeney last year when I finally picked up Sometimes I Lie. The book was so gripping that I couldn’t wait to pick up another from the author, and this one did not disappoint!
His & Hers by Alice Feeney
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: July 28th, 2020
Print and Audio ARCs from Netgalley
| Story Review |
Full disclosure – after reading Sometimes I Lie, I went into His & Hers expecting to love it. And I did. So much. There were so many elements to this story – the cautionary tale for young women who are afraid to follow their instincts because they don’t want to be seen as rude, the reader’s inner struggle as they begrudgingly cheer the murderer on, and my personal favorite: the will they or won’t they sort of romance component.
His & Hers is a story of a man and a woman brought to a murder scene under very different conditions, but both end up being suspects along the way. I loved the dynamic of the main characters in this story, and enjoyed both of their points of view. Their past was told in a way that kept you guessing as much as the mystery did. Both kept their cards close to the vest, and it was hard to get to know either one of them, though I did like them both. Particularly for Anna, this book dives into her past before she even knew Jack, and it was meaty. Her household was one of dysfunction, and it was something she was never quite able to outrun. There were so many twists and turns in this story, and just when you thought you had a grip on what was happening, another curve ball was thrown your way. This really was a book about opportunities presenting themselves, and even though I kept thinking the characters were ‘normal,’ something else would happen showing me otherwise. Though maybe that is what makes them normal. The town of Blackdown was as much a character as anyone else, and any time it was mentioned, it felt ominous. It was clear there were few good memories there, and there were times when the mere mention of it gave me the creeps. There was a Mean Girl vibe to this story that makes me feel like if the movie was a Thriller, His & Hers would be it.
I enjoyed this story from the first page to the last, and while I thought I knew what was going on, it was clear as the ending came on that I had no idea. If you enjoy Thrillers, particularly ones that keep you guessing until the very end, this one is not to be missed!
| Narration Review |
His & Hers is narrated by Stephanie Racine and Richard Armitage, and they both did a fantastic job. After listening to Stephanie narrate Sometimes I Lie, I knew I’d love her narration for this one. She does such a good job conveying emotions, especially anxiety, which was prevalent in this book. I also enjoyed Richard’s narration for Jack. There was a kindness that I felt from his character, and I thought that came through in the narration. They both portrayed the characters in a way that felt credible and reflective of the author’s intention.
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| about the author |
Alice Feeney is the New York Times bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie, which will soon be an event series for Fox Television and Warner Bros TV, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and produced by Ellen DeGeneres. Alice spent 15 years with BBC News, where she worked as a reporter, news editor, and producer. She currently resides in the Surrey countryside with her husband and dog.