I attempted to listen to an Alice Feeney novel on Audible a few years ago but it felt too confusing and I wasn't into it. That didn't deter me from the author and I really looked forward to diving into another book by her.

That's why I had to scoop up "His & Hers" when I saw the e-book on sale months ago. Searching for e-book deals is one of my favorite hobbies and I always come across at least one gem like this one.

"His & Hers" was an intense read that left me speechless, I couldn't believe what was happening while it was happening and I enjoyed every moment of it. It definitely solidified, for me, that Feeney is an incredible storyteller and that I was right in giving her another chance. It also helped that people raved about this novel. 

Publisher's Summary

When a woman is murdered in Blackdown, a quintessentially British village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Detective Jack Harper is suspicious of her involvement until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation.

Someone isn’t telling the truth, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.

My Thoughts

This very well might be my favorite thriller of all time. It was really out of control and completely unexpected in so many ways. The hits just kept on coming throughout the novel, but of course, the ending was truly out of the left field. It was an ending I didn't see coming but it was explosive and perfect. It was also weirdly sweet. 

Ok, now enough of the ending... let's talk about the actual book. You might think our narrators, Jack and Anne were not supposed to be likable because they both have their own issues but I really loved them, and I loved their relationship throughout the entire novel. 

In terms of the plot, I thought it was super confusing at first and I couldn't put my finger on who the killer was. It was pulling me in a bunch of different directions and throwing me off the trail but those are my favorite kinds of thrillers. There was a point in the novel that I started to see a pattern forming in terms of the murders happening and I was so convinced that the pattern was the truth, but it was completely wrong. 

The entire book had you on the edge of your seat the entire time; you were constantly led to believe that something else was happening entirely. It also is one of the scarier books I read, I don't know why but it really spooked me in ways a lot of thrillers do not. 

His & Hers was really well written, thought out, and developed. I couldn't put it down and read it rather quickly. It had me hooked from cover to cover and it wasn't boring or slow at any given point. It was a perfect novel. 

I feel like my book reviews are always very vague but I try to avoid spoilers and try to let you know how I felt reading the book because I think that says a lot about if you enjoyed reading something. If it scared you, thrilled you, made you sad, or shocked you -- those are emotions that excite me when reading versus being bored or anxious about a story. I don't ever want to spoil a book because the entire point of the review is to let you know if you would like a certain book, and I think the summary does a good job at making you aware of what the book is about.

Sorry, just needed to get that off my chest. But "His & Hers" was one of my favorite books of the year and I am simply enthralled with Feeney's writing.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

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