Just Out – Book Review for Netgalley – His and Hers by Alice Feeney

Dear Readers,

His and Hers by Alice Feeney is my first AudioBook in English Language and first audiobook I have read and reviewed for Netgalley. It is recorded by Macmillan Audio and is narrated by Richard Armitage and Stephanie Racine.

What can I say in one word? Being an audiobook it is way much more scary story… Trust me…

Synopsis

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.

Review

Well, no. There are no two sides to any story. There are at least three. And you will find it out when you read this book. And yes, when there is a choice between two.. always choose… I will leave it up to you.

What can I say? I could not turn this book of. I wanted to. Trust me, there are a few places where you get really scared or disgusted and you really need to scip a few pages but you can’t as it is audio book. And the voices keep talking, they keep unravelling the story whether or not you want to hear more…. But you do. You really do. You want this nightmare to end.

His and Hers is about a bunch of the unlikeable characters. Honestly, I could not like or feel for any of them. They are so bad, rude, obnoxious, cheating, scheming, drinking, sleeping around to the point you really want something bad to happen to them. But when it does you really want perpetrator to be caught.

I did not like Anna, the main character. I could not stand her as a woman, as a daughter, as a mum or even as a professional (reporter). Her ex-husband Jack was no better. Anna’s mum was a bit of a sorry cause (as seen through her daughter’s eyes).

Well, her daughter, Anna, saw everything through a very screwed set of lenses. But she run away. Anna left that hell that her hometown turned out to be as soon as she could. Did she make good? No, she didnot. Even leaving evil of teenage clique behind Anna kept making mistakes only to end up in her hometown in the middle of series of murders of the members of that damned high school clique.

Who can she turn to? Is she going to be saved? Is she going to make something of her life? Will any of them be redeemed?

Did I tell you that story was scary? The story was scary to the very last word. It was so thrilling, gory, scary and scarry, horrific to the point it was absolutely believable. And without spoiling the story, I’d like to finish by saying… even though I did not like a single charachter in this book I ended up identifying with one of them…

One can never know one’s limits…

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