Bestseller Feeney surpasses the dexterous deviousness on display in her 2018 debut, Sometimes I Lie, in this cunningly constructed psychological thriller centered on a bitterly divorced couple who are forced to cross paths again by a murder in Blackdown, Surrey, their hometown. Despite London BBC News correspondent Anna Andrews’s best efforts, she’s has been dispatched to the sleepy village to cover the case, whose investigation her former husband, Det. Chief Insp. Jack Harper, is leading. Both have conflicts of interest concerning the victim—Anna’s seductive former schoolmate, Rachel Hopkins—which, if known, would subject each of them to scrutiny. But before Jack and his crack second-in-command, Det. Sgt. Priya Patel, can make much headway, another body is discovered—by Anna—and potential links to the pair prove impossible to ignore. At this point, the plot quickens and thickens, and Feeney does a masterly job of folding in layers of several characters’ troubled shared pasts and explosive secrets. The breathtaking finale is sure to blindside readers. This is a masterpiece of misdirection. Agent: Jonny Geller, Curtis Brown. (July)
From the Publisher
“Absurdly absorbing psychological suspense with a wicked sting at its tail."
“[Feeney’s] dazzling ability to twist and twist again is fun to read.”
—The Minneapolis Star Tribune
“[A] fast-moving thriller…The story propels toward a climax that reveals not just the killer but the reliability, or otherwise, of the narrators...in a twisty tale.”
—New York Times Book Review
“[A] cunningly constructed psychological thriller...Feeney does a masterly job of folding in layers of several characters’ troubled shared pasts and explosive secrets. The breathtaking finale is sure to blindside readers. This is a masterpiece of misdirection.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A brilliant cat and-mouse game... [a] volatile, tension- and thought-provoking mix.”
“A taut suspense plot, many gleeful twists and turns, and suspects galore.”
“No one can plot – or write – a story like Alice Feeney. His & Hers is a stunning, addictive novel that makes you wonder who you can trust – if anyone. Captivating from beginning to end, this book should not be missed!” —Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife
“In His & Hers, Alice Feeney expertly weaves a deliciously dark, unsettling tale that will have readers tearing through the pages with haste, trying and failing to guess the true culprit in this spine-chilling murder mystery. A creepy thrill ride that Feeney fans will adore.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.
“Feeney does it again! His & Hers is a twisty dual-narrative that gives Gone Girl a run for its money and leaves you wondering if you can trust anyone. I couldn’t stop reading.” —Christina Dalcher, bestselling author of Vox
“Devoured His & Hers. Filmic and gripping with expertly-drawn narrators and a quintessentially English village where dark secrets are dragged into the light. His & Hers is a great read.” —Helen Monks Takhar, author of Precious You
“This is great. Keeps you guessing all the way through.” —Jane Fallon, author of Faking Friends
Select Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Alice Feeney's Previous Novels
“If you’re looking for a Gone Girl–esque fix, then this is the book for you.” —Cosmopolitan
“A spine-tingling psychological thriller…the joy (and the stress) of this thriller is separating fact from fiction. The creepy feeling at the back of your neck is 100 percent real.” —People
“[An] insanely twisty thriller.” —Entertainment Weekly
“The twists pile up…visceral and haunting.” —Oprah.com
“This brilliant psychological thriller kept me guessing until the very last page.” —Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive and The Favorite Sister
“A gripping debut with a brilliant twist, I LOVED it!” —BA Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
“Faster and more twisted than a roller coaster with an ending that’ll make your stomach drop, Alice Feeney’s Sometimes I Lie is not to be missed. I loved it!” —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and Every Last Lie
“Stiletto-sharp writing, and characters so real you’ll be looking over your shoulder long after the final page. With I Know Who You Are, Alice Feeney has single-handedly made the bookmark obsolete.” —Christina Dalcher, author of Vox
“What a ride. I loved this book and the brilliant Hitchcockian twist!” —Sarah Michelle Gellar
A news presenter and a police detective are brought together by murders in the British village where they both grew up.
There is precious little that can be revealed about the plot of Feeney’s third novel without spoilers, as the author has woven surprises and plot twists and suspicious linkages into nearly every one of her brief, first-person chapters, written in three alternating narrative voices. “Hers” is Anna Andrews, a wannabe anchor on a BBC news program whose lucky break comes when the body of one of her school friends is found brutally murdered in their hometown, a woodsy little spot called Blackdown. “His” is DCI Jack Harper, head of the Major Crime Team in Blackdown, where major crimes were rather few until now. The third is unnamed but clearly the killer’s. Happily, none of the three is an unreliable narrator—good thing because plenty of people are sick of that—but none is exactly 100% forthcoming either. Which only makes sense, because you can't have reveals without secrets. In a small town like Blackdown, everybody knows everybody, so it’s not too surprising that Anna and Jack have a tragic past or that each has connections to all the victims and suspects while not being totally free from suspicion themselves. Who is that sneaky third narrator? On the way to figuring that out, expect high school mean girls, teen lesbian action, mutilated corpses, nasty things happening to kittens, and—as seems de rigueur in British thrillers—plenty of drinking and wisecracks, sometimes in tandem. “Sadly, my sister has the same taste in wine as she does in men; too cheap, too young, and headache-inducing.”
Feeney improves on her debut with a taut suspense plot, many gleeful twists and turns, and suspects galore.