From the blurb:
There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying.
I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook version of His &Hers by Alice Feeney. Once I listened to the first couple of chapters, I was totally compelled by this dark and twisty psychological thriller masterfully narrated by Richard Armitage and Stephanie Racine.
There are three points of view: Anna Andrews, a BBC presenter who has just lost her dream position of delivering the lunchtime news bulletin and has to go back to being a general reporter, her ex-husband DCI Jack Harper, and a murderer, who is using a super creepy voice distorter. Anna is sent to cover the story of a female body/ possibly murder victim being discovered in the woods near the picturesque village of Blackdown in Surrey. This is the place where Anna grew up and she has very good reasons for not wanting to visit Blackdown more often than strictly necessary. Her mother, who is in the early stages of dementia, still lives there, but Anna isn’t aware of how bad her mother’s symptoms have become. Jack is the police officer investigating the case, and we discover very soon that he is hiding very important information about the victim.
As the events keep unfolding and bodies start piling up, we see more and more links to both Anna and Jack and their past. There seem to be plenty of clues in the chapters told from the murderer’s point of view to keep the listener guessing. You think you have it all figured out, and then another clue pops up in the following chapter and points in the direction of another suspect. And yet, once the identity of the murderer is revealed, it all makes sense and all the clues fit.
Richard Armitage and Stephanie Racine did a wonderful job of rendering the emotions the characters were going through and made sure the secondary characters also sounded unique. The voice distorter sound effect was brilliant and really brought it home how wrong our perceptions of people may turn out when we choose to see only one side of the story or choose to interpret their words in a certain light to fit our understanding of a situation.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to all lovers of psychological thrillers who enjoy a dark suspenseful read, full of mind-boggling twists, creepy, scary places, and unreliable narrators.
Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
- Have you read or listened to His &Hers by Alice Feeney or is it on your tbr?
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