Audiobook Review: His & Hers
by Alice Feeney
Narrated by Richard Armitage and Stephanie Racine
Published July 28th 2020 by Macmillan Audio
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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.
His & Hers by Alice Feeney is a wonderfully dark tale that will keep you up past your bedtime to unravel the complicated tapestry of this page-turning thriller. I told myself I would stop at the end of the chapter, but I didn't. I stayed up late, and then woke up early just so I could listen to more of the story. Sleep deprivation was worth it.
Anna Andrews is a reporter who recently lost her dream job as a lunchtime anchor. She's asked to cover a story of a murder in her hometown of Blockdown, and she reluctantly goes back. Her ex-husband is DCI Jack Harper, the lead investigator of the murder. Both Anna and Jack know the victim. Both are suspects. But who is telling the truth?
I don't want to give too much away with the plot, because half the fun is trying to figure out who's lying and who's telling the truth. And honestly, I had no idea until it was revealed at the end of the book. I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I might be the next Marple. But I was fooled, and that's what made this book such a fantastic read/audiobook.
The novel is told from two points of view: His, narrated by Richard Armitage, and Hers, narrated by Stephanie Racine. Also there's a creepy third narration by the murderer. It will give you chills! I like that the audiobook used duel narrators to represent the main characters. Each narrator brought their own style to the characters, but they also worked well together, each keeping the pace moving swiftly.
While I think this book is outstanding, I believe it was the narration that put it over the top for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with this author. This is the perfect book to wile away those hazy, lazy days of summer.