You wont see this ending coming and is one of the best thriller’s I’ve read – I’ll be raving about His and Hers by Alice Feeney for a long time.
Three words to describe my wife: beautiful, ambitious, unforgiving.
I only need one word to describe my husband: liar.
When a woman is murdered in Blackdown village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Anna’s ex-husband, DCI Jack Harper, is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation.
Someone is lying, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.
It’s everything I want in a psychological thriller
I honestly have nothing bad to say about this book, so if you’re on the verge of picking His and Hers up, don’t even wait until the end of my review.
Chapters are split into the two main characters, with a delicious thrilling chapter from another character every now and again. The voices are very different, and the perspectives come across really well, especially with battling inner demons. Sometimes one character is slightly ahead, so you’re waiting with bated breath to find out what will happen to them.
It’s written fantastically with so much suspense – from the characters (even the more minor ones play an interesting part), to describing crime scenes and also how the character’s are feeling. It’s everything I, personally, want in a psychological thriller. There are times where you believe there is an unreliable narrative, which adds another dimension to the book to keep you guessing.
I was completely blind throughout – at one point, I thought I’d been committing the crimes because the author manipulates you that much. I guessed two aspects just by putting a couple of pieces together, but it didn’t take anything away from the story, and you’ll still get a complete shocker at the end.
It’s pacey, without any dull moments – you’ll understand once you’ve read it, as I don’t want to give spoilers, but it doesn’t slack at any point. The ending isn’t rushed which is usually an author’s downfall within this genre, and it’s cinematic but still holds true to the crime aspects.
This book will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat, your heart will be racing and you may get scared (I definitely did). At one point I couldn’t read anymore into the night because I’d actually got a little creeped out, but I LOVE that.
It has a Daniel Cole type of vibe with its relentless violence/gore (honestly some parts I just couldn’t believe how smoothly Feeney had added in some gruesome bits which will make you cringe and pull a very weird face), with a Cally Taylor/ Cara Hunter style of writing.
An incredible thriller filled with plot twists at every step of the way – prepare for heart palpitations galore, and I’ll place bets that this will be made into a Netflix movie and it will be insane.
Highly, highly recommend. 5/5 stars – this will be a bestseller, without a doubt.
His and Hers, Alice Feeney, RRP £7.99 (paperback); Book Depository