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.
Feeney offers a brilliant cat-and-mouse game here: Which of the pair is the murderer; which is being investigated? Add to that mix the fact that the cop slept with the woman victim the night of her murder, and the fact that the anchorwoman who replaced our heroine goes missing the day after her return, and you have one volatile, tension- and thought-provoking mix.
Now that books compete with Netflix and other binge-watching streaming services, tangled plots, flawed characters and unreliable narrators have become essential ingredients of the modern crime novel. Alice Feeney’s latest fast-moving thriller has plenty of these elements for readers willing to suspend disbelief to delve into the murderous private life of a BBC News anchor ... Sympathetic characters are thin on the ground in a twisty tale that tests the limits of plausibility even as it entertains.
In the signature style of many novels of psychological suspense, Alice Feeney uses multiple point-of-view characters to heighten the drama of her latest release ... Feeney presents a tangled web of backstory, reversals, and reveals as the twisted story comes to light ... As the backstory becomes the present, readers discover more and more ways in which all the characters are connected and why no one is exempt from suspicion ... Filled with exquisitely flawed characters and tight, dynamic prose, His & Hers by Alice Feeney may be another New York Times and international bestseller.