Explore all the Alice Feeney books in order and ranked to help you decide what to read first or next from the New York Times bestselling modern female British thriller author.
I have now devoured her entire catalog, and below I share with you all the Alice Feeney books in order of publication date with brief summaries and reviews, followed by a ranking of all Alice Feeney books (based on both my own opinion and avid book reviewers on GoodReads), and finally, answers to frequently asked questions about Alice Feeney’s books.
Alice Feeney Books in Order
Below are all the Alice Feeney books in chronological order of publication date:
- Sometimes I Lie (2018)
- I Know Who You Are (2019)
- His & Hers (2020)
- Rock Paper Scissors (2021)
- Daisy Darker (2022)
- Good Bad Girl (2023)
Sometimes I Lie (2018)
New York Times and international bestseller
Sometimes I Lie is a stunning, very shocking and open-ended debut book that will leave you wanting more from both the story and from Alice Feeney.
Just after Christmas, Amber Reynolds is in a coma and, while she believes her husband doesn’t love her anymore, she also admits that sometimes she lies. She can’t remember what happened, but she believes her husband and sister were involved.
Don’t you just love a good old-fashioned holiday season mystery?! Jumping from pre and post-accident timelines, as well as revealing childhood diary entries, this book will undoubtedly take you by surprise and make you question all the characters and their motives.
I Know Who You Are (2019)
I Know Who You Are is the story of a famous actress named Aimee Sinclair whose husband goes missing, and she is the prime suspect.
In fact, Aimee is hiding something — her past. It was both troubled and traumatic, and it’s come back to threaten her present and future.
Meanwhile, she’s also dealing with a stalker and rumors of cheating with her co-star.
Through dual timelines, the truth about Aimee (and her husband) is slowly revealed in an ending that is truly unlike any others.
While this book was as interesting and easily readable as Feeney’s other books, the ending was too icky for me, so it ultimately fell flat in my personal opinion. I’d say to read it only if you’ve read the others already and/or are open to a big, unpleasant surprise.
His & Hers (2020)
Anna is a newsreader who’s been recently demoted and looking for a comeback, and Jack is a detective on a murder case. Anna is reluctant to cover the case, as she knew the victim, and so Jack is suspicious of her involvement. As more women die, however, Jack himself becomes a suspect.
Both Anna and Jack are hiding secrets, and they aren’t the only ones. There’s a lot more to the story, and it’s all very dark and sinister, in this complex plot with oodles of twists along the way.
While this wasn’t my personal favorite Alice Feeney book (a bit too dark), I totally get why readers love it and turn the last page feeling mindblown. Feeney takes a lot of different puzzle pieces and fits them all together extraordinarily well here.
Rock Paper Scissors (2021)
Instant New York Times bestseller
Rock Paper Scissors is one book that exquisitely delivers unique plot points and twists that are almost guaranteed to surprise you.
Work-obsessed screenwriter Adam and his wife Amelia retreat to the snowy Scottish highlands for a weekend retreat that they intend to either save or end their marriage. Adding strains on the marriage are Adam’s inability to recognize faces and his grief over the tragic death of his mother.
Intermixed with the present storyline are ten wedding anniversary letters to Adam slowly revealing the past and threatening not just their marriage, but their lives, in the present.
The twists (yes, that’s plural) are, indeed, twisted, and I truly don’t think anyone would be able to see them coming. Feeney is an absolute master at crafting twists that are so precise and unfamiliar, and it shows in this particular novel really well. The pacing in the middle felt slow to me, and it lacked some believability, but I did also love the haunting feeling of the ending.
Overall, I thought it was a really satisfying cozy mystery that felt totally unexpected, leaving the reader to ponder what a person really knows about his or her spouse.
Daisy Darker (2022)
Instant New York Times bestseller
Daisy is a woman with a heart condition who claims to have died several times in her life, and her beloved grandmother, Nana, is an author who loved and wrote about her. Nana has now gathered the family at her tiny island estate in Cornwall for her 80th birthday, where she reads her will.
Cut off from the world, a storm rages, and the dysfunctional Darker family ominously discusses how they would each murder someone. Then, at the stroke of midnight, Nana is found dead and, each hour, the death toll increases.
This may sound like a familiar plot, but the mystery includes riddles and old home movies that show the secrets of the Darker family are truly unlike any others.
And the ending provides the kind of unexpected shock that makes you want to go back and re-read everything. It’s a five-star read in my opinion, with a unique plot that’s really exquisitely executed and a truly satisfying conclusion you won’t see coming, especially if you listen on audio (based on my conversations with other readers and my own experiences).
Good Bad Girl (2023)
In Good Bad Girl, a woman is killed in a nursing home two decades after a baby was stolen from a stroller, and the crimes appear to be linked.
At the nursing home, Edith is a patient wishing to escape, and Patience is a cleaner with whom she forms a bond. But, Patience’s life is a lie, and Edith also has problems — namely, her daughter, Clio, is estranged from her.
Further complicating things is a woman whose teen daughter is missing.
While this may seem like a simple narrative involving a murder and missing person investigation, it’s anything but that. Rather, it’s a tangled web of lies, deceit, revenge, guilt, and so much more — much of which revolves around the theme of mother-daughter relationships — and the things “good” people can do when bad things happen.
While not all the twists surprised me, many of them definitely did, and I also loved that this thriller really put its own unique spin on the genre and was so meticulously plotted. The twists kept coming right up until the very end, and I couldn’t put it down!
I listened to this book on audio, but I think it would be even better in print so you can closely follow all the twists.
Alice Feeney Books Ranked
So, which Alice Feeney book should you read first or next? Below are my personal rankings followed by those of avid book reviewers on GoodReads to further help you decide.
- Daisy Darker (5 out of 5 stars)
- Sometimes I Lie (4.5 out of 5 stars)
- Good Bad Girl (4.5 out of 5 stars)
- His & Hers (4 out of 5)
- Rock Paper Scissors (4 out of 5)
- I Know Who You Are (2.5 out of 5 stars)
- His & Hers (4.09 out of 5 stars; most popular)
- Rock Paper Scissors (3.94 out of 5 stars)
- Sometimes I Lie (3.8 out of 5 stars)
- Good Bad Girl (3.78 out of 5 stars)
- Daisy Darker (3.78 out of 5 stars)
- I Know Who You Are (3.43 out of 5 stars)
Frequently Asked Questions
Alice Feeney is a British psychological thriller novelist most known for truly shocking twists and intricately planned storylines. Her books generally have dual/multiple timelines and are generally on the shorter side as well, with quick, short chapters you can easily binge.
Alice Feeney’s thriller books are all standalone books and can be read in any order.
Now you know all the details of the Alice Feeney books in order. To recap and help you decide what to read first or next, my top pick from her catalog is Daisy Darker and GoodReads reviewers’ top pick is His & Hers.