His & Hers knocks it out of the park! As we all know, there are multiple sides to every story, and the truth is usually somewhere in the middle. Alice Feeney plays beautifully upon this principal in her latest thriller, and I dare say this was my favorite book of hers yet!! And I loved her other 2 books! Delightful twisted, His & Hers will keep you on your toes and guessing right up until the end....and then some, in true Alice Feeney fashion.
His & Hers is the story of Anna, a reporter, and Jack, a police detective. They were married, until the tragic death of their daughter tore them apart. Anna and Jack are unexpectedly thrown back together when Anna is sent to her hometown to cover a grisly murder, and as it turns out, Jack is the lead investigator on the case. Soon, nearly everybody is a suspect - evidence shows up in Jack’s car, Anna discovers a body, Jack’s sister jokes that she’s the killer, and Jack’s partner starts acting strangely. Anna’s memory becomes unreliable, and we are left to question her trustworthiness as a narrator. Who will survive? Will the killer be found?
His & Hers is a twisted tale of revenge and cunning, deceit and circumstance, and you’ll want to read it all in one sitting. PRE-ORDER THIS ONE and clear your calendars for July 28th!!! Thank you to Alice Feeney, Flatiron Books, and NetGalley for the early copy - this is a must buy!!
The Dilemma, by B.A. Paris, is a nail biting account of multiple characters undergoing different dilemmas, all while planning for Livia’s 40th birthday party. The story alternates back and forth mostly between husband and wife Adam and Livia and their tortured dilemma of when and how to reveal what they know to each other, but there are also smaller dilemmas that sneak in throughout the sordid tale of the evening.
Livia never got the wedding she wanted, so she’s saved up for her 40th birthday and is having a celebration to beat all celebrations. However, her mood is dampened because she knows a secret of her daughter’s. When is the right time to share this secret with her husband? How will their friends and family react when they find out? This secret won’t stay hidden, and Livia wants to be strategic about its reveal to minimize the damage done to her close relationships. Meanwhile, her husband Adam has been working with her daughter to plan a surprise visit for the party. Turns out, Adam discovers a secret also. Although he desperately wants to tell his wife, he wants her to have the party of her dreams and is torn - when does he share this secret with her?
In typical B.A. Paris fashion, the story is laid out in such a way to racket up the tension. The alternating view points of husband and wife hour by hour as well as by chapter leave you on the edge of your seat as you wait for each reveal - just when you think you’re going to get the answer, there’s a new chapter with a different narrator. The reader can really feel the mental strain of each character as they ponder their next move in the game of life. Adam and Livia are both trying to look out for each other’s best interests while still maintaining the honesty that is important for a good marriage. And many, many little dilemmas sneak in throughout, contributing to the building of tension and propelling the reader through this delicious story.
Thank you to B.A. Paris, St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley for the advance copy of this book. If you love suspense, grab this one!! The Dilemma comes to the US on June 30, so soon!! Enjoy :)
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