There is always more than one side to the truth
Just like the adage says, there are always two sides to any story, and the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Alice Feeney tells the story through Jack’s and Anna’s POVs. Anna is a BBC news reporter who reluctantly covers the suspicious murder of a woman in her hometown. Jack is the DCI in charge of the case. And, at some point, both will become suspects. Someone is lying. Someone knows more than they are letting on. But who is it?
I couldn’t put this book down until I have finished it. It was fast-paced, enthralling, thrilling, tense, and satisfying. Alice Feeney is a master of creating multidimensional, exciting, and fleshed-out women. Anna was no different; even as an unreliable narrator, I was rooting for her! I also loved the third, genderless perspective; it added soooo much tension! I unsuccessfully looked for clues to try to guess who it could be, and Feeney kept me thinking and flip-flopping all the way through.
Having this third narrator was a gamble that paid off. Feeney’s plot was tight and executed to perfection. The way she tied everything in was one of the most satisfying ends I have read in a long time! His & Hers is a book to own and read many times over!
I LOVED this book so much! It is my favourite Alice Feeney so far. We have two narrators who are potential suspects, one of them is covering the news of the case, the other is investigating it! Wait, there’s more – they used to be married!
I loved reading from the perspective of Anna – she is far from perfect and doesn’t hide it. It’s so empowering to see a woman who owns who she is. Believe it or not, I have also loved reading from Jack’s perspective. He was a complex and nuanced character. You know an author wrote a masterpiece when you care for both unreliable narrators and hope that somehow they both get a happy ending!
All the twists came at organic times, the flow of the narrative was seamless, and all three narrations were enticing and distinguishable! His & Hers is a masterpiece!
My total rating: 5
Until next book, be the hummingbird!