A dark and disturbing book that twists in all the right ways!
His and Hers by Alice Feeney
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.
4.5 / 5
This book was dark and twisted!
Each chapter is told from either ‘His’ or ‘Her’ point of view, with a few added pages from the murderer who I was forever changing my mind about. I was sure I had guessed it, then I’d change my mind.
I especially liked Anna’s chapters, I can’t say I particularly enjoyed her as a character but her back story was heartbreaking and disturbing. She told it in a few chapters at a time, laced in-between present day. When she was describing her back story I felt very uncomfortable and had a knot in my stomach. I kind of had a feeling where it was going but I still wasn’t prepared for it.
The chapter which finally reveals what happened that night on her 16th birthday was horrific to read and I even had to put the book down for a little bit afterwards because it was a bit too much! It didn’t spoil the book though, it just made you have more suspects and created sympathy for Anna and some of her friends.
Once two thirds of the way into the book the action is non stop and I couldn’t put it down. I just had to keep reading to confirm whether my suspicions were right! Oh how I was wrong, so so wrong!
The ending revealed a huge twist but unfortunately this is why I didn’t give it the full 5 stars, as although I was shocked at the ‘twist’, it just didn’t feel right and I couldn’t quite understand their motives for it. It also felt like the reader was suddenly bombarded with a massive explanation and that’s it. However, I did go back and read just the murderer’s narrative and things start to fall into place after I read them again.
Overall this book was brilliant, covered some dark topics of abuse that were very difficult to read but was a fabulous read with plenty of twists and suspects to keep the reader guessing throughout!