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His & Hers

August 2020

A couple of years ago, I read SOMETIMES I LIE by Alice Feeney. I loved it, and it quickly became a Bets On selection. Alice is back with HIS & HERS…and wow, this is one twisty novel.

It has dueling multiple narrators who tell their sides of the same story of a murder case where the suspect could be them, or anyone. She is Anna Andrews, a television correspondent who has experienced a loss that she is drinking her way back from. Alice worked for the BBC for years and knows the television business from the inside, so she nails those details. He is a detective assigned to the case who becomes a suspect himself very early in the game. And then there is an anonymous narrator who can be either of them, or someone else. Someone is always lying, but who is it?

The plotting is tight, and the tension is ratcheted up even tighter than in SOMETIMES I LIE. I had theories about who the killer was ---- and I really thought I was headed in the right direction --- when, BAM, I was twisted another way. The crazy thing is, my idea could have been plausible. Alice writes cliffhanger chapter endings that had me saying "just one more” about two dozen times. Brilliantly done!

His & Hers
by Alice Feeney