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Peter Swanson

Advance Praise for BEFORE SHE KNEW HIM

"In Peter Swanson's expert hands, one woman's discerning observation at a quiet suburban dinner party unfolds into a gripping, twisty, psychologically complex thriller. I could not put it down." - Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife

"A twisty, fast-paced tale...this novel delivers a dark, quick-moving, suspenseful story stuffed full of psychological quirk and involution."Kirkus

"...exceptional psychological thriller from Swanson....Surprising twists help keep the suspense high to the end."Publishers Weekly, Starred review

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***LibraryReads Picks***

"Swanson successfully constructs a teetering house of cards precariously stacked with lies...Suspense lovers will devour this deliciously duplicitous read, which is chock-full of twists, turns, lust, greed, and dishonesty." - Library Journal

"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 UK


"Psychological thriller devotees should block time to read Swanson's novel in one sitting, preferably in the daylight." - Library Journal, Starred Review; Top Ten Books loved by librarians across the country

"Swanson...introduces a delicious monster-under-the-bed creepiness to the expected top-notch characterization and steadily mounting anxiety." - Booklist, Starred review

"High tension, lightning-fast pacing and psychological drama in spades." - BookPage

"...the text peels back layers to reveal a pathological relationship...that's reminiscent of a folie á deux out of Patricia Highsmith or Fuminori Nakamura." - The Wall Street Journal

"A solid and quick-paced thriller." - Kirkus

"Peter Swanson's third thriller cracks to life in the opening excellent whodunit with a magical appeal for the mystery thriller lover." - Seattle Book Review

"This is a neatly characterized, thoroughly atmospheric, Hitchcockian thriller." - Sunday (UK) Mail

"Swanson has crafted an effective and compulsive thriller." - Associated Press


"Revenge has rarely been served colder than in Swanson's exceptional 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

"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

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