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Peter Swanson

Biography

Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson is the author of four novels: THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART, an LA Times Book Award finalist; THE KIND WORTH KILLING, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger; HER EVERY FEAR, named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR; and his most recent, ALL THE BEAUTIFUL LIES. His books have been translated into 30 languages, and his stories, poetry and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science FictionThe Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, The Strand Magazine and Yankee Magazine.

A graduate of Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College, he lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his wife and cat.

Books by Peter Swanson

by Peter Swanson - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Days before Harry Ackerson’s college graduation, his stepmother Alice calls with shocking news: his father is dead, and the police think it’s suicide. A devastated Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine, and shortly after his arrival 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. Harry becomes disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous --- even deadly --- secrets…and that neither one is telling the truth.

by Peter Swanson - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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.

by Peter Swanson - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. He talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. When Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done, Lily calmly states that she would like to help --- and they begin to plot Miranda's demise. 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.

by Peter Swanson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

George Foss’s comfortable, predictable life is shattered when a beautiful woman who vanished without a trace 20 years ago sits down next to him at a bar. Ex-girlfriend Liana Dector, the first love George couldn’t quite forget, needs his help. Ruthless men believe she stole some money and will do whatever it takes to get it back. George makes a choice that will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of lies, secrets, betrayal and murder from which there is no sure escape.