His & Hers
I've become a huge fan eAudiobooks over the last two years - mainly because I got my Audible membership and now that NetGalley has advanced eAudio for book bloggers to review, you'll be seeing a lot more reviews from me from this format.
His and Hers, how do I describe it? 'Fanfreakin' fantastic' would be accurate as would 'holy cow these narrators totally nailed it'. This was an outstanding story that blew me away from the first chapter. The narration in this book is amazing and pulls you into this web of lies, the murder of several women and is told using three POVs - the unknown killer with a delightfully bone chilling voice, Anna narrated by Stephanie Racine and DCI Jack Harper narrated by the hottest dwarf there ever was Richard Armitage (you may remember him as Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit movie franchise. *le swoon*).
I'll let you read the book's blurb and not rehash it here because I don't want to give away any spoilers. Just know that this is a gripping, non-stop, twisty read that had me assuming I knew the identity of the killer only to pull the rug out from me not once, but twice. Page time isn't wasted on superfluous subplots and silliness. Each page is used to build the tension, add twists, and keep the reader riveted.
I would strongly recommend listening to the eAudiobook. I wasn't a fan of Feeney's previous book Sometimes I Lie but I'm glad I gave this author another chance. Go into this book blind and you'll get one heck of a ride. You've simply gotta listen to this audiobook.
Disclaimer: My sincere thanks to MacMillan Audio for providing me a complimentary digital copy of this Audiobook via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
My Rating: 5 stars
Author: Alice Feeney
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Type and Source: eBook from publisher via NetGalley
Narrators: Richard Armitage and Stephanie Racine
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
First Published in Print: July 28, 2020
Opening Lines: It wasn't love at first sight. I can admit that now.
But by the end, I loved her more than I thought it was
possible to love another human being.
Book Description from GoodReads: 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.