She and I by Hannah King @BloomsburyBooks #SheAndI #NewRelease #NetGalley


Best friends share everything. But murder is different. Isn’t it?

Keeley and Jude are closer than blood. Inseparable since childhood, they share everything: clothes, secrets, booze – and blame. So when they wake up after a new year’s party to find Keeley’s boyfriend stabbed to death beside them, they agree to share something else: the story they’ll tell the police.

But who is that story really meant to protect? Is Jude risking her bright future to protect her friend? Is there more to sharp-eyed Keeley than she lets on? Or are they conspiring to let Keeley’s brother get away with the drugs he’s been selling in their small town?

As the murder investigation sends ripples through their community, the history of the girls’ claustrophobic relationship comes under scrutiny – and they start to realise they might not, always, have shared as much as they thought.

Can their friendship survive sharing everything?


She and I


Jude had always been a sensible child until the day she set eyes on Keeley, who was living just across the way. It was like she had caught whatever Keeley had because they set off and ran giggling uncontrollably and had never seemed to stop, Wherever one was, so was the other. Now they were all grown up and just woken up after a party, but Keeley’s boyfriend has been stabbed to death next to them. They concocted a story for the police, but who had killed him and why?

I liked how the story dropped back about the girls when they were younger, through questioning by the police and statements that Jude’s mother was giving. Of course, you only get a one-sided version then, but I had to smile at the pair when they were young they were like shadows of each other because, where one went, so did the other.

The author has created believable characters throughout the story. So as the events of the past unravel and come to light and things make more sense. It didn’t quite have the outcome that I had been expecting. An excellent debut novel.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.


Hannah King is a writer from Co. Down, where she lives with her partner and their dogs. She and I is her first novel.

She and I by [Hannah King]

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