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.
One of them knows more than they are letting on. Someone isn’t telling the truth. Alternating between Anna’s and Jack’s points of view, His & Hers is a fast-paced, complex, and dark puzzle that will keep listeners guessing until the very end.
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(4 / 5) This one kept me guessing! I was so sure I knew what was happening but during the last tiny bit of the audio, there was a huge reveal and I was shocked. Feeney snuck that one in and I’m impressed!
The book starts with a murder in a small town and Anna, a journalist, covers it and realizes she knows the individual, very well. The lead investigator, Jack, realizes it was the woman he has been with many times, even the night before. Both have a sketchy past with her and there is no one to trust. Each person becomes a suspect and it’s exciting and captivating to keep guessing only to change that guess minutes later.
There were alternating storylines from Anna’s past and it brought interesting details to the already intriguing story. Many times I cringed during the stories from their teen years. I recommend skipping a few paragraphs or pages because hearing about what happened to the girls in the woods was very disturbing. The bullying was extreme, but in the woods, it turned more sinister and destructive.
Narrators Richard Armitage and Stephanie Racine were fabulous and brought the perfect voices and cadence to the story.
If you love twists and an intense thriller then you will love this one. The content was high on language (F words), it contained animal cruelty, two teen girls being very intimate, bloody details, murder, rape and death.
Thank you to Libro.fm, Alice Feeney, Flatiron Books and Macmillan Audio for the ALC in exchange for an honest review.
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