His and Hers: what truly happens in small English villages?

His and Hers by Alice Feeney
Length:
10h40
Format: Audiobook provided by Macmillan Audio
Top 3 Genres: Thriller, Adult, Mystery
TW: animal torture, sexual assault
My rating:
Set it on fire/ If you have nothing else to read/ you need to read it/Run and buy it.
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Hey bookdragons! Believe it or not, but I read a thriller this Summer! What happened to me? Well Richard Armitage being a narrator for the audiobook! I love love love his voice (who wouldn’t) so I decided it was the perfect opportunity to get thrillery 😉

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.

Someone isn’t telling the truth, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.

So… I had no idea so many things could happen in a small English village! That is what I will remember from this book haha! More seriously, we have here two narrators, each telling their side of the story after a body is uncovered in the woods of their native village.
He is a police detective, living with his sister and her daughter, and with maybe a closer connection to the victim than you would think.
She is a journalist, alcoholic, who just downgraded job was, and who is sent to cover the murder. 
They were married. They went through a tragedy. And now they are united again around death. And even deaths, because there is more than one body appearing in this town!
And slowly, chapter after chapter, we will reconnect the dots that link together Anna, Jack, and all the murdered women. We will dive into their pasts, into their heads, while they try to understand what is going on.

Honestly, it was a bit hard to believe at time, that so many things could have happened in Blackdown without people (parents!) knowing, like it was a bit too much sometimes. Some parts and red herrings were also pretty predictible but overall, it was a good thriller. If you are going with the flow, not questionning to much, it was entertaining and a « page » turner. I think that listening to the audio really helped me enjoy it more than I would have in written form too (hello Richard! I’m talking about you here! Stephanie Racine was pretty good too)

In a few words

An enjoyable – if not extraordinary- thriller, with some good surprises and where the audio version makes everything better with its narrators!

See you for a cup,

Elise

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