His & Hers by Alice Feeney is a psychological thriller that follows an ex husband and wife as they investigate a series of murders in a small town.
Anna Andrews is hyper focused on her job, even over family and friends. She’s finally a mainstream presenter for BBC and she finally has a measure of peace. When her lunchtime slot is taken from her, Anna’s life begins to crumple and the past she left behind comes back to haunt her, dragging her back to the one place she never wanted to return to, home.
Back on the beat, Anna is asked to report on a murder in Blackdown, the sleepy little town where she grew up. When the victum turns out to be someone she knew as a girl, Anna becomes tangled in the investigation.
Lead investigator, Jack Harper and Anna’s ex-husband, also knew the victum but decides to keep this a secret. As the evidence accumulates, Jack looks more and more guilty and the only person he can turn to is Anna.
There are two sides to every story and it’s not always clear where the lies end and the truth begins.
This is probably my least favorite of Feeney’s books. I will admit, I did not see the twist coming and kudos to Feeney because she pulls that off every time I read one of her novels. I usually love her narration and the way she tells her thrillers but this one was just really hard to get into and I didn’t really care about the characters all that much.
The biggest problem I had with this book, and it probably didn’t bother anyone else, was with the character Priya. She is obviously meant to be a suspect and as a character she definitely has some red flags but other than being a red herring, she doesn’t serve much purpose for the story. She felt like a loose end and that bothered me.
Overall, this was a mediocre read for me. It gets 3 stars.
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