Book Synopsis The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson and published by . This book was released on 2016-06-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. First Love is Deadly. What if your college sweetheart, the girl of your dreams, suddenly disappeared? Twenty years later she's back, she's in trouble and she says you are the only one who can help her . . . 'Very hard not to read in one sitting.' Alison Flood, Observer 'A twisty, sexy, electric thrill ride.' Dennis Lehane 'Takes your breath away . . . a plot that twists like a corkscrew.' Daily Mail 'A well-plotted, enjoyably twisty debut.' Sunday Times
Book Synopsis The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2014-02-04 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. George Foss never thought he'd see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, there she is, in his local bar, Jack's Tavern. When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl's grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece - the one who had committed suicide - was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved - and of the things she may have done to escape her past. Now, twenty years later, she's back, and she's telling George that he's the only one who can help her...
Book Synopsis The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition by : Neal Wyatt
Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition by Neal Wyatt and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2019-07-03 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.
Book Synopsis The Liar's Chair by : Rebecca Whitney
Download or read book The Liar's Chair by Rebecca Whitney and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2014-12-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. As featured on Loose Women's Loose Books as their November book club pick. The Liar's Chair is Rebecca Whitney's stunning psychological thriller debut set in Brighton. Who can she trust If she can't trust herself? Rachel Teller and her husband David appear happy, prosperous and fulfilled. The big house, the successful business . . . They have everything. However, control, not love, fuels their relationship and David has no idea his wife indulges in drunken indiscretions. When Rachel kills a man in a hit and run, the meticulously maintained veneer over their life begins to crack. Destroying all evidence of the accident, David insists they continue as normal. Rachel, though, is racked with guilt and as her behaviour becomes increasingly self-destructive she not only inflames David's darker side, but also uncovers her own long-suppressed memories of shame. Can Rachel confront her past and atone for her terrible crime? Not if her husband has anything to do with it . . . A startling, dark and audacious novel set in and around the Brighton streets, The Liar's Chair will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final page has been turned. A stunning psychological portrait of a woman in a toxic marriage, Rebecca Whitney's debut will show that sometimes the darkest shadow holds the truth you have been hiding from . . . 'A twist-filled tour of a marriage made in hell' Peter Swanson *Perfect for fans of Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard*
Download or read book Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The bestselling author of The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying psychological thriller As tantalizing as Rear Window, Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Talented Mr Ripley 'I loved it! A brilliantly original premise, delivered with panache.' CLARE MACKINTOSH, Sunday Times bestselling author of I See You Following a brutal attack by her ex-boyfriend, Kate Priddy makes an uncharacteristically bold decision after her cousin, Corbin Dell, suggests a temporary apartment swap - and she moves from London to Boston. But soon after her arrival Kate makes a shocking discovery: Corbin's next-door neighbour, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police begin asking questions about Corbin's relationship with Audrey, and his neighbours come forward with their own suspicions, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination playing out her every fear, Kate can barely trust herself. so how can she trust any of the strangers she's just met?
Download or read book American Noir by Barry Forshaw and published by Oldcastle Books Ltd. This book was released on 2017-04-27 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Barry Forshaw is acknowledged as a leading expert on crime fiction and films from Britain and the European countries, but a further area of expertise is American crime fiction, film and TV, as demonstrated in such books as The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction and Detective. After the success of earlier entries in his Noir series - Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and Euro Noir - he now tackles the largest and, some might argue, most impressive body of crime fiction from a single country, the United States, to produce the perfect reader's guide to modern American crime fiction. The word 'Noir' is used in its loosest sense: every major living American writer is considered (including the giants Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, James Lee Burke, James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky, as well as non-crime writers such as Stephen King who stray into the genre), often through a concentration on one or two key books. Many exciting new talents are highlighted, and Barry Forshaw's knowledge of - and personal acquaintance with - many of the writers grants valuable insights into this massively popular field. But the crime genre is as much about films and TV as it is about books, and American Noir is a celebration of the former as well as the latter. US television crime drama in particular is enjoying a new golden age, and all of the important current series are covered here, as well as key important recent films. 'The book canters through American Crime fiction of the early 21st century, conveys information in an easily accessible manner and provides a readable overview of the whole area, one that can be dipped into at random, consulted for specific information or read for general interest' - Mystery People 'Forshaw's deep knowledge of Noir ensures this is a fascinating guide, as well as a top-notch reading list' - Crime Scene Magazine Look out for the other books in Barry Forshaw's Noir series Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and Historical Noir, and for his latest book, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide.
Book Synopsis All the Beautiful Lies by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 'He's the real deal...' JOE HILL 'Another read in one sitting from the best-selling Swanson.' METRO 'A brilliantly original premise, delivered with panache.' CLARE MACKINTOSH On the eve of his college graduation, Harry is called home by his step-mother Alice, to their house on the Maine coast, following the unexpected death of his father. But who really is Alice, his father's much younger second wife? In a brilliant split narrative, Peter Swanson teases out the stories and damage that lie in her past. And as her story entwines with Harry's in the present, things grow increasingly dark and threatening - will Harry be able to see any of it clearly through his own confused feelings?
Book Synopsis The Kind Worth Killing by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2015-02-03 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. *Peter Swanson's new novel, Nine Lives, now available to preorder* THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB CHOICE SHORTLISTED FOR THE IAN FLEMING SILVER DAGGER, 2015 'Extremely hard to put down!' SOPHIE HANNAH 'Chilling and hypnotically suspenseful ... an instant classic.' LEE CHILD 'Hello there.' I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger's face. 'Do I know you?' Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched - but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it? Back in Boston, Ted's wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline. But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future? A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.
Book Synopsis Rules for Perfect Murders by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book Rules for Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-03-03 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 'Fiendish good fun' ANTHONY HOROWITZ If you want to get away with murder, play by the rules A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie resemblance to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels. The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils. Owner Malcolm Kershaw had once posted online an article titled 'My Eight Favourite Murders,' and there seems to be a deadly link between the deaths and his list - which includes Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders, Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. Can the killer be stopped before all eight of these perfect murders have been re-enacted? 'An ingenious game of cat-and-mouse' The Times 'Never less than enthralling' Daily Mail 'Tremendously enjoyable' Sunday Mirror
Book Synopsis Before She Knew Him by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. A Sunday Times and Observer Thriller of the Month 'Deliciously good . . . Swanson's best thriller yet.' Observer 'Gripping, twisty . . . I could not put it down.' Alafair Burke When Hen and Lloyd move into their new house, they're relieved to meet another childless couple in their neighbourhood, Matthew and Mira. But when they're invited over for dinner, Hen thinks she sees something suspicious in Matthew's study. Could this mild-mannered schoolteacher really be hiding a dark secret, one that only Hen might know about? And even if she's right, who would believe her?
Download or read book Nine Lives by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2022-03-01 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. THE KIND WORTH SAVING, THE UN-PUT-DOWNABLE SEQUEL TO BESTSELLER THE KIND WORTH KILLING, AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Deliciously ingenious.' Daily Mail 'Keeps you guessing right to the end.' PETER MAY 'Smartly entertaining.' Washington Post 'So beautifully written, so gripping, so perfect.' SOPHIE HANNAH If you're on the list you're marked for death. The envelope is unremarkable. There is no return address. It contains a single, folded, sheet of white paper. The envelope drops through the mail slot like any other piece of post. But for the nine complete strangers who receive it - each of them recognising just one name, their own, on the enclosed list - it will be the most life altering letter they ever receive. It could also be the last, as one by one, they start to meet their end. What readers are saying: ***** 'It gripped me from start to finish.' ***** 'Prepare to be blown away.' ***** 'Another fast paced edge of your seat masterclass.' ***** 'What an absolutely wild ride.' ***** 'Best Peter Swanson murder mystery I've read.' ***** 'An absolute winner . . . A must read for lovers of a good thriller.'
Book Synopsis Every Vow You Break by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2021-03-16 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. From the author of the Richard and Judy Book Club picks The Kind Worth Killing and Rules for Perfect Murders 'Another top-notch thriller . . . it proves the adage: marry for money and you'll earn every penny.' Alice O'Keefe, The Bookseller, Editor's Pick 'Hitchcockian chills and thrills abound . . . a twisty tale of survival and deception.' O, The Oprah Magazine After a whirlwind, fairytale romance, Abigail Baskin marries freshly-minted Silicon Valley millionaire Bruce Lamb. For their honeymoon, he whisks her away to an exclusive retreat at a friend's resort off the Maine coast on Heart Pond Island. But once there, Abigail's perfect new life threatens to crash down around her as she recognises one of their fellow guests as the good looking, charismatic stranger who weeks earlier had seduced her at her own Bachelorette party... 'Peter Swanson is in the ranks of the killer elite alongside Tana French and Gillian Flynn. He's the real deal.' Joe Hill What readers are saying 'A terrifying thriller . . . you are in for a treat.' 'Please do yourself a favor and go into this one blind.' 'It starts at a nice, steady, honeymoon pace . . . until all hell breaks lose and your heart is pounding along with the characters'. Another great one!' 'A truly bonkers page turner. Definitely recommend.' 'Prepare to read it in one sitting.'
Book Synopsis The Kind Worth Saving by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book The Kind Worth Saving by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2023-02-28 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. **AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW** **NINE LIVES PAPERBACK IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW** 'Smart, surprising with a deeply satisfying ending. I loved it!' GILLIAN McALLISTER 'Another superb slice of Neo-noir' M. W. CRAVEN 'One of the world's best crime writers. Nobody writes psychopaths like Swanson.' MARK EDWARDS TWO'S COMPANY, THREE'S FATAL 'Do you remember me?' she asked, after stepping into my office. When private detective and former teacher Henry Kimball is hired to investigate an ex-pupil's cheating husband, he senses all is not quite what it seems, and before he knows it he's gotten far too close to the other woman. As the case gets ever stranger, he turns to the only person he can trust, Lily Kintner, someone with dark secrets of her own... With its ingenious clockwork-like plot, and twists aplenty, The Kind Worth Saving is a crime novel to savour from a modern master. What readers are saying ***** 'Definitely one of the best books of the year!' ***** 'Wickedly delicious!' ***** 'A thrilling, gripping book that will keep you on the edge of your seat.' ***** 'Fantastically twisty' ***** 'Wow, this was a nonstop whirlwind!' ***** 'h my goodness I couldn't put it down'
Book Synopsis The Kind Worth Killing by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson and published by William Morrow Paperbacks. This book was released on 2015-11-10 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. A devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder. Fans of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train will love this modern reimagining of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train from the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart—which the Washington Post said “should be a contender for crime fiction’s best first novel of 2014.” On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché. But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . . Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth. Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive . . . with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.
Book Synopsis All the Beautiful Lies by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson and published by William Morrow Paperbacks. This book was released on 2019-02-05 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder—a sly and brilliant guessing game of a novel in the vein of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Patricia Highsmith. Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an "otherworldly" way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years. Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father. Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way. Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth.
Download or read book Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson and published by William Morrow. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The author of the wildly popular The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying and downright Hitchcockian psychological thriller—as tantalizing as the cinema classics Rear Window and Wait Until Dark—involving a young woman caught in a vise of voyeurism, betrayal, manipulation, and murder. The danger isn’t all in your head . . . Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. But soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London. When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves . . . until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment—and accidently learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? And what about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself . . . So how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met? Yet the danger Kate imagines isn’t nearly as twisted and deadly as what’s about to happen. When her every fear becomes very real. And much, much closer than she thinks. Told from multiple points of view, Her Every Fear is a scintillating, edgy novel rich with Peter Swanson’s chilling insight into the darkest corners of the human psyche and virtuosic skill for plotting that has propelled him to the highest ranks of suspense, in the tradition of such greats as Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Patricia Highsmith, and James M. Cain.
Book Synopsis All the Beautiful Lies by : Peter Swanson
Download or read book All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson and published by . This book was released on 2018-03-28 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear , The Kind Worth Killing and The Girl With a Clock for a Heart, comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder - a sly and brilliant guessing game of a thriller.