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"His & Hers", Alice Feeney

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Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐FIVE STARS

☑️Fast, Easy read

☑️Engaging & Intense 

☑️Well -developed characters

☑️Conceivable storyline

☑️An ending I didn't see coming 

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Spoiler Free Back of Book Synopsis: Anna Andrews will do almost anything for her career as a BBC news anchor. When she's asked to report on a women's murder in Blackdown, the sleepy village where she grew up, it soon becomes clear that Anna isn't just covering the story, she's at the heart of it. 

Detective Chief Inspector Jack Harper is suspicious of Anna's involvement in the case. He knows he she knew the victim, but he hasn't told anyone that he knew her too. And Jack soon realizes he is a suspect in his own murder investigation. 

Someone 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 highly addictive, fast-paced thriller with a killer twist that will keep readers guessing until the very end. 

My Favorite Chapter: Him, Tuesday 10:05 (page 63 in the hardcover version). I chose this chapter to share with you all because once again, Feeney's ability to showcase the corners of the rounded out versions we as humans is impeccably humbling. The author beautifully captures the diversity of emotions we feel from situations we survive, the shame and guilt we bury within, and the contorted relationship we not only have with the struggle, but the one we display to the world around us. Beyond being the Chief Inspector and lead detective on the case, Jack Harper is illustrated as purely a human with more than pure memories and multi-roles. He's dimensional as a husband, a lover, a father, and most of all, a complicated human like us all. 

"There are things that have happened in my life  - mistakes I have made, people that I have hurt  - that I seem to have almost completely deleted from my mind. It's as though the memories were too painful to hold on to, and needed to be erased. But, despite my guilt, my daughter isn't one of them. I sometimes still whisper her name inside my head. Unlike Anna, I don't want to forget. I don't deserve to. Charlotte. Charlotte. Charlotte. "

Overall Review Summary: There is not a sentence, or one word I did not love in this book. Feeney does it again; captures our minds with our imaginations teetering on the edge of possibility. She perfectly captures the essence of love, lust, and loss within the human emotion bank so much I saw this book playing out on the big screen of my mind. The character development is rich and cunning while the plot is elegantly paired with cliff-hangers at the end of chapters and twists not even roller-coaster designers could create. I not only liked the ending but had no clue what to expect... phenomenal read! A must have for your bookshelf!!