Release date: July 28, 2020
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 readers guessing until the very end.
I read this one back in March while I was on vacation (remember those? 😏) and since it’s finally being released tomorrow I wanted to make sure it’s on your radar because I’m calling it a must read for thriller fans. It follows Anna and Jack in alternating chapters and the tag line about two sides to every story and someone being a liar is spot on. I swear I’ve never changed my mind so often in a thriller, I couldn’t decide who was being truthful, maybe neither? What if they’re both totally unreliable? And then I would switch back again, and then again it was definitely enough to make my head spin in the best way. I was doubtful of everyone and everything to put it lightly and it ended up being a complex and super twisty read. The whole thing was fast paced, exciting and had those delicious short chapters that keep propelling you forward to read just one more chapter. The end was tense, whip smart and a big surprise to me. If you like messy, unreliable characters, twisty suspense and an addictive read do not miss this one!
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.