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Peter Swanson

Praise for NINE LIVES

“I loved NINE LIVES. Swanson's sharp and insightful characterization brought to life a fascinating premise. The whole resolution is beautifully worked out.”
—Ann Cleeves, author of the VERA STANHOPE series

“With economical strokes of his pen, Peter Swanson presents us with a clever homage to the Golden Age of Mystery and keeps us guessing right to the end.”
—Peter May, author of THE BLACKHOUSE

"Deliciously ingenious… With twist upon twist, and false clue upon false clue, this is superb, elegant crime writing with more than a nod to the genre’s past."

—Daily Mail

“. . . ingenious plotting and a clear, precise writing style”

—Associated Press

“Diving into the plot of a Peter Swanson novel is rather like getting involved, if not quite in a game of chess, then in a particularly sharp game of checkers. Swanson’s earlier bestselling “Eight Perfect Murders” qualified as a solid book of this type. “Nine Lives” is even better.”

—Jack Batten, Toronto Star

 “Swanson creates a rollercoaster for readers.”

—Bookpage

“Peter Swanson is one of my go-to authors, and he keeps getting better with each new book he writes. His latest effort, Nine Lives, is no exception. Not only is it a terrific mystery/thriller that keeps you guessing right up until the last page, it just happens to be inspired by one of my all-time favorite novels: Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.”

—Book Reproter

“Swanson alternates points of view with alacrity, unleashing a varied and vibrant ensemble…Peter Swanson is the king of the high concept thriller, and Nine Lives marks yet another ambitious addition to his collected works. An ode to Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None, it expands on her premise by moving the killing grounds from an insular island setting to America at large.”

—Criminal Element

Praise for EVERY VOW YOU BREAK

"Readers will devour this page-turner in one sitting." 
Publishers Weekly

“Lots of thriller writers know how to set a hook, but Swanson isn’t satisfied with just one; the further we go into his devilishly twisty tales, the more hooks he sets, and the harder we tug on the line." 
BookList

“Swanson follows up…with another taut, insightful psychological thriller…The setting, an island off the coast of Maine, is richly drawn and serves to turn up the intensity on an increasingly sinister situation." 
CrimeReads, Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021

Praise for EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS
**New York Times Best Seller**

“Swanson hits the mystery writer's daily double: a devilish premise combined with jaw-dropping execution.” 
Booklist, Starred Review

“The perfect gift for well-read mystery mavens who complain that they don't write them like they used to.” 
Kirkus, Starred Review

“Swanson will keep most readers guessing until the end. Classic whodunit fans will be in heaven.” 
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Praise for BEFORE SHE KNEW HIM

 “Swanson unfolds this creepy story with the assurance and economy of a master. Surprises follow one another with inevitability, until the final electrifying jolt.” 
The Wall Street Journal

“Swanson is on brilliant form in this intriguing, fast-paced thriller…Compelling, creepy, and psychologically astute, this is stylish thriller writing at its very best.” 
The Guardian

Praise for ALL THE BEAUTIFUL LIES

“This should go straight to the top of any crime fan’s reading pile…I read it in a near-single sitting: he is so good.” 
Bookseller (U.K.)

Praise for HER EVERY FEAR

“Psychological thriller devotees should block time to read Swanson’s novel in one sitting, preferably in the daylight.” 
Library Journal, Starred Review; Top Ten “LibraryReads” title

“Swanson…introduces a delicious monster-under-the-bed creepiness to the expected top-notch characterization and steadily mounting anxiety.” 
Booklist, Starred Review

Praise for THE KIND WORTH KILLING

“A twisty tale of warring sociopaths [and] a good companion to similar stories by Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn.” 
Booklist, Starred Review

“Revenge has rarely been served colder than in Swanson’s exceptional thriller, his second standalone after 2013’s THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART. . . . With scalpel-sharp prose, Swanson probes the nature of coldblooded evil. Few will be prepared for the crushing climax.” 
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

 

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