Alice Feeney joins us for a “Bookreporter Talks To” interview where we discuss her latest thriller His & Hers, which like her debut novel, Sometimes I Lie, is a Bookreporter Bets On selection.
His & Hers has dueling multiple narrators, who tell unexpected sides of the same story in a murder case where the suspect could be any number of people. Anna Andrews, a television correspondent and Jack Harper, the detective assigned to the case, are early suspects in the very case they’re trying to cover and investigate. But then there’s an anonymous narrator, who turns the story around yet again. Is this Anna, Jack, or someone else? With chilling twists and turns on every page, this is a book where you’ll always be wondering who’s lying. Because someone surely is.
Alice and Carol discuss the many layers in the book, first with the characters on the surface, and then the many ways Alice was able to convey their inner shadows. Alice is an astute outliner, and it shows in the brilliantly constructed plot that has readers guessing at every turn. Carol asks, then, how Alice’s process allowed her to make such compelling narrators and cast of unforgettable characters. They also discuss how her experiences at the BBC shaped her inspiration and research for Anna’s character. And for humor, they talk about Alice’s Kit Kat habit.
Books discussed in this episode:
His & Hers by Alice Feeney
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
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