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Peter Swanson

Praise for Peter Swanson:


“Revenge has rarely been served colder than in Swanson’s exception thriller [THE KIND WORTH KILLING]…With scalpel-sharp prose, Swanson probes the nature of cold-blooded evil.  Few will be prepared for the crushing climax.”  –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Swanson’s vicious little novel actually earns that comparison [to GONE GIRL], but it has just as much in common with Patricia Highsmith, Raymond Chandler, and the classic characters of noir.” –Entertainment Weekly, Top 10 Books of 2015

“Chilling and hypnotically suspenseful…could be an instant classic.” --Lee Child, author of the “Jack Reacher” books

“A wicked tale full of wicked characters…and dysfunctional viewpoints.  Sublime writing and more than a few sit-up-straight surprises.” –Huffington Post

“With an opening nod to Patricia Highsmith’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, this has a devilishly twisty plot, with some gasp-inducing moments.  And the ending is terrific.” –Bookseller

“The book has pace to burn. It feels like a throwback to Ross MacDonald’s flawed but relentless work . . . glimmers with bright and original moments.” -- USA Today



“Swanson gives readers an adrenaline rush through all the hairpin turns.” -- Publishers Weekly

“The parallel stories unwind relentlessly with audacious and spectacular twists . . . An intense mix of noir, pulp fiction, and fun . . . The most unsurprising aspect of this book? It’s already been optioned for a film.”  -- Boston Globe

“Who are literature’s most lethal women? . . . Here’s a new contender: Liana Decter, who causes endless heartbreak and occasional death in Peter Swanson’s compulsively readable [THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART] . . . should be a contender for crime fiction’s best first novel of 2014.” -- Washington Post

“It’s hard not to warm to this book – and very hard not to read it in one sitting. Swanson's writing is clean and measured, he throws in a ton of cliff-hangers, and he plays out his stolen identity concept … to thrilling, chilling effect.” — Alison Flood, 'Thriller of the Month' The Guardian/The Observer

“The spirit of film noir is alive in this twisty tale of an ordinary man whose life is disrupted by his first love - an old-fashioned femme fatale who brings double crossings, financial scams and murder in her devastating wake. Clever and stylish.' — Sunday Mirror

“In THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART a long-lost lover resurfaces, with chaos in her wake. A must read!”  —  Harper's Bazaar

“The pace is fast . . . and the plot genuinely twisty . . . [It is] seemingly pre-measured for the movies . . . often to good effect; all in all, a quick, deft, promising first crime novel.” —  Kirkus Reviews

“What do you say when a woman who broke your heart years ago and is wanted for questioning in connection to a murder pops back into your life to ask a favor? If she’s as alluring as Liana Dector, you say, ‘Yes.’ And hope you survive . . . THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART is a twisty, sexy, electric thrill ride.” — Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author

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