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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  66,108 ratings  ·  9,502 reviews
There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying.

When a woman is murdered in Blackdown, a quintessentially British village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Detective Jack Harper is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation. Someon
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 28th 2020 by Flatiron Books
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Sara Carrolli
Oct 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing
TO THINK I THOUGHT I HAD IT THIS TIME!!!!! I just needed to write this bc I can’t believe she got me again

Alice, your brain is incredible & I will gladly give you all my money to continue manipulating me
Nilufer Ozmekik
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are three sides of stories: His, hers and truth! A TV presenter of BBC ‘s lunchtime news and a chief police officer/let’s rephrase as “DCI” find themselves tangled with brutal murders of women who shared a common past, graduated from same high school, living their different lives in Blackwood. A friendship bracelet positioned with their corpses.

What are the connections of these two persons with the victims?

DCI Jack Harper was with the first victim at the night of her murder, having sex
daph pink ♡

I have a rather weird way of rating mystery books . If by the end of revelation I say " WTF! JUST HAPPENED", it's a 5 star for me .
After I completed this book last night I was shook for like 15 mins and I decided to rate it 5 stars but upon closure inspection I realized that there are some problem with this book!

Why this is a good read?

• The main theme that there are three sides of a story mine , yours and the truth.
• The whole setting and creepiness of small town blackwood.
• Sacrific
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
This a mind blowing psychological thriller in every sense of the word!! If you are looking for a book that will keep you guessing at the “killer” until the very end, this is the one for you. I was convinced I knew what was going on until the very end, and I was very wrong!! The ending was great and tied up the novel brilliantly!

The first POV is that of Anna Andrews, a news journalist that has finally been working in her dream job. She is anchoring a noon hour bro
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-read
Prior to reading His & Hers, I had heard a lot of positive buzz surrounding author, Alice Feeney. Having completed this novel, I definitely see what all the fuss is about.

This gripping Adult Thriller follows three perspectives: his, hers and a mystery individual, that could be him, it could be her, or it could be someone else entirely.

Intrigued yet?

The her of this equation is BBC-television reporter, Anna Andrews.

Anna is an interesting character, whose perspective I loved reading from. She's far
Holly  B
Jun 04, 2020 rated it liked it

I'm not sure I read the same book that so many others loved. I enjoyed her debut novel, but felt this one had too many coincidences in the plot.

I loved the way the author told the story with the his/her narrative, although at times it confused me (the ending twist). The back and forth kept me guessing and putting pieces together. I just never became invested in the characters, who were all very unlikable and even despicable in my opinion.

I would say it was pacy, but I didn't care for t
Chelsea Humphrey
This is going to be a super short review, because you need to just go into this one blind and let it take you on a wild ride. If you, like me, really disliked the author's previous novel, please know that this one is MUCH more on par with her first book. If you enjoy audiobooks, I cannot recommend that format for this book highly enough! The narrators are fantastic, including a mysterious third voice that becomes revealed toward the end. Content warnings for sexual assault and grooming, but over ...more

First, can I just say that the voice of the unknown male narrator CREEPED me the F - OUT!?

Alright folks, so let’s get to it:

What a Wild Ride “His & Hers” is! A Pulse Pounding, Character Driven, Psychological Thriller sure to make you double check that you’ve locked your doors and windows, tight tight tight!

The Scoop:

His: Jack Harper: DCI, assigned to investigate a murder in Blackdown.

Her: Anna Andrews: News Correspondent, assigned to investigate and report the murder.

Blackdown: A
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alice Feeney does it again! She draws you into the story with a superb start and then takes you on a jaw dropping journey until the end. In fact, I think my jaw fell open so many times it’s fixed in the gaping mouth position! I might have uttered the odd expletive as another shocker clobbers you! The story as the title implies is told from two perspectives. ‘His’ is DCI Jack Harper, head of MCT in Blackdown, Surrey a quintessential, sleepy and beautiful English town in the stockbroker belt. He’s ...more
Joey R.
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5.0 stars— I know this might not be a popular opinion, but after finishing “His & Hers” I would rate Alice Feeney as the best thriller writer out there today. I loved her first two novels and was excited to read her latest because whether you like her or not, Feeney is the Queen of Unexpected Twists. I see her books consistently score in the 3s on Goodreads which leaves me flabbergasted because her books are always so original and fun to read. “His and Hers” is my favorite Feeney book to date. I ...more
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first audio book from NetGalley Shelf. Twenty years ago I listened to an audio book, in my truck, and then listened to the nonfiction, How Not to Diet, recently so I'm a very novice audiobook listener. I had some difficulty with the app because it didn't start with the first chapter and then skipped chapters. I tried to go back and listen to anything I missed but the glitch made for a choppy listening experience. For this reason, I would have very much preferred reading the book but t ...more
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I was wrong. I was wrong. I. Was. Wrong.

Like ten different times.

Alice Feeney’s His & Hers is quite the thriller whodunit. It had me zigging. And zagging. Constantly. Never have red herrings caused me to point my finger at so many suspects, assured of their guilt, only to turn right around and abandon my theories.

Whiplash had set in by the time Feeney was done with me. And she kept me guessing until the very end, with my final choic
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
This book takes the phrase ‘knock me over with a feather’ to a whole nother level cause . . .


I have never been played by an unreliable narrator quite like the way His & Hers did me. I must say I’m impressed—even though I also feel like I need to suspend my disbelief. Everything makes perfect sense in the end, but . . .


Newsreader Anna Andrews is tasked to cover a murder case that her ex husband, DCI Jack Harper, is investigating in Blackdown village, the plac
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
you know what they say - third times the charm! AFs first two books failed to impress me, but we finally have a winner!

i had a lot of fun with this one. i love that there is not only one, but two unreliable narrators. it makes for a very interesting story of ‘he said, she said.’ both were equally convincing, so i was left guessing right up until the very end. there are a lot of red herrings, mixed with subtle clues that i was so upset i didnt catch sooner.

the only reason i didnt give this 5 sta
I listened to this entire audiobook in two sittings. Usually when I listen to audiobooks I listen to them over a week long time of commuting to work, but this audiobook hooked me from the start and I listened to the whole thing within 24 hours. This is probably my favorite thriller from Alice Feeney so far, I'm super impressed with this one. The mystery is so great, we are following Anna and Jack and they have this mysterious past together, and she works in the news and he is a detective. There ...more
Ellie Spencer
May 21, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Rock Paper Scissors and couldn’t wait to get stuck into this one. Although it didn’t quite live up to my expectations, I still really enjoyed it.

His & Hers is written from 3 perspectives, Anna the journalist, Jack the detective and a the voice of the mystery killer. A murder in a village pulls Anna and Jack’s lives back together. But who is telling the truth?

I absolutely loved the style this book was written in. I loved the multiple POV’s, giving different perspectives on the same story
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paper-arc
“Sometimes I think I am the unreliable narrator of my own life.
Sometimes I think we all are.”
Isn’t that the truth? His and Hers is a murder mystery, but it’s also so much more. Anna had her dream job for two years, until the rug was pulled out from under her. So she accepts a news assignment back in her hometown, reporting on a murder.
Jack is the DI assigned to the case. Turns out, they have history. And both have history with the murder victims as well.
The chapters alternate between them. They
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐3.5 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩'𝙨 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙎/𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙖𝙞𝙙 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙨⭐

I loved a lot of things about this book.
Especially the way a clue would be dropped in one chapter, then shown in a different light, from a different point of view in the next chapter.

I also loved the weirded out vibes I was getting, not knowing what was happening, or who to trust. It was perfect, until it wasn't.

I'm not a fan of over-the-top endings and this one was just too much for me.
I can (sorta) accept the killer's motivation but asking me to believe eve
Oct 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soooo creepy!😱😱

Anna Andrews is a local TV reporter. She’s been given what looks to be the opportunity of her career. Her assignment, cover a murder that just happens to be in the village where she grew up. What a huge break! This should give her the “in” she craves. Only covering this crime may be a little too close to home for Anna to be impartial.

DCI Jack Harper is the lead investigator for the murder. But the web he’s casting is just a bit too tangled and complicated. Between personally knowi
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh Alice!

Your prose is so enticing...making a cup of tea sounds so irresistible!

The musings of your characters so honest and thought provoking-
like when Anna tucked money into the food she gave the homeless girl, saying she didn’t mind if she spent the money on alcohol-after all-that is what she spent her money on too...

Your misdirection flawless, with plenty of plausible red herrings for us to suspect and then reject along the way!

So, please realize that the animal abuse you insist on includ
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say ..... Alice Feeney has done it again. You have completely blown my mind with another amazing, addictive, keep me on the edge of my sofa, my head is spinning book ( Take a deep breathe)

The story of “His And Her” has 2 main characters. We have Detective Chief Inspector Jack Harper head of major crime in Blackdown in Surrey. He left the MET after a tragedy and is now investigating a murder in sleepy Blackdown. The victim is a woman he recognises and knows very well, this is a secret
L A i N E Y
I don’t know, can a book feel like a cliche and also completely unbelievable at the same time? Because that’s what this entire book felt like to me. Irritatingly so.

Toward the end things just got more and more absurd. And when the killer was revealed.... just the hight of absurdity. Especially when you think back to the logistics and the likelihood of it all.

I don’t know why the dialogues annoyed me so much. It’s where people say unnecessary things and the phrasing is awkward and just doesn’t so
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
My first audiobook from the publisher on NetGalley! I wasn't planning on reading His & Hers but couldn't resist downloading the audiobook, and I am so glad I did. I enjoyed listening to Richard Armitage & Stephanie Racine narrate the story, and they drew me into the story right from the start. I usually only listen while I am doing chores around the house, or I find myself too tired to read however, I found myself wanting to sit down and just listen to the story.

The story is cleverly told throu
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
If this isn’t on your TBR list yet you need to add it right now!

Anna, a BBC reporter is asked to cover a murder in her home town, though she is reluctant to go but when the victim turns out to be one of her childhood friends she can’t leave. Jack is a detective working the case and has decided not to tell anyone he knows the victim... one of them knows more than they're letting on. Someone isn’t telling the truth...

Alice Feeney does it again! She is hands down my favourite author and this one
Catherine (alternativelytitledbooks)
*MANY thanks to NetGalley, Flatiron Books, and the incredible Alice Feeney for an ARC of this book! FINALLY available in the US as of 7/28!*

Anna Andrews has the chance of a lifetime: to step into her dream role as lead TV presenter at the BBC. When she's asked to cover a murder, the victim is familiar...uncomfortably familiar. Enter Jack, DCI assigned to the case who realizes he not only knows the victim as well, but is dangerously linked to her too...but how? A battle of wits begins. Whose stor
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit! Alice Feeney is in a class all her own when it comes to the psychological thriller genre. This book, like her previous two, are CRAZY. I applaud her for not being afraid to push the envelope and to take things into uncomfortable territory without even batting her pretty little lashes. I truly admire that about her. I thought I had this one figured out and I certainly had my suspicions but just when you think you're a little smarty pants Feeney comes along and pulls the rug out from be ...more
Aug 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, audiobooks
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3.5 Stars

Dark, thrilling, and VERY creepy!!

Anna Andrews loves her job anchoring the noon hour news. She's less than thrilled when she's reassigned to cover a murder in Blackdown Woods, a place Anna wishes she could forget. Luckily, she has a couple of things in her purse that might help her get through the day.

DCI Jack Harper is investigating the murder in Blackdown. Jack is shocked when he sees who the victim is.

Then there
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

We all hide behind the version of ourselves we let the rest of the world see.

So, I've been sitting here debating, contemplating, letting this twisty, loopy, roller-coaster of a story marinate in my brain...yet I'm still not entirely sure how I feel.

There is not an author, currently writing, who can plot such devilishly good misdirection as Alice Feeney. She's the master. I'm always giddy to read her books because it's like diving into the deep...you never quite know what you
Jun 14, 2020 rated it liked it
So, I'm confused? Did I read the same book that everyone else loved and gave 4/5 stars to?

Once again Kendall is on her outlier island. I have a really hard time figuring out Alice Feeney's books. On the one hand, her writing is addicting and grabs you in from the get go... but OH NO... that ending?! OH god... that was pretty horrible folks. Yikes.... double yikes.

I enjoyed the way that Alice had the dual POV between His and Hers and the back and forth kept me guessing putting all the pieces tog
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: There are at least two sides to every story:
Yours and mine.
Ours and theirs.
His and hers.
Which means someone is always lying.

ABOUT 'HIS & HERS': When a woman is murdered in Blackdown, a quintessentially British village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Detective Jack Harper is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation. Someone isn’t telling the truth, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.

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Alice Feeney is a New York Times million-copy bestselling author. Her books have been translated into over twenty-five languages, and have been optioned for major screen adaptations. Including Rock Paper Scissors, which is being made into a TV series by the producer of The Crown. Alice was a BBC journalist for fifteen years, and now lives in Devon with her family. Daisy Darker is her fifth novel. ...more

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