Books by Peter Swanson

ALL THE BEAUTIFUL LIES by Peter Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Swanson's novel has the twisty plot and page-eating pace one expects from him, but it lacks the finesse and psychological acuity required to make its villains quite believable."
Swanson's (Her Every Fear, 2017, etc.) fourth suspense novel once again offers a bleakly idyllic setting, an intricate plot, and, à la Patricia Highsmith, remorseless sociopathic villainy. Read full book review >
HER EVERY FEAR by Peter Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A solid and quick-paced thriller—but one that seems to feature a pop-up psychopath behind every door and under every bed."
Swanson's third thriller, after The Girl with a Clock for a Heart (2014) and The Kind Worth Killing (2015), nods both to the Leopold & Loeb case and to Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley, offering twists and intensity aplenty. Read full book review >
THE KIND WORTH KILLING by Peter Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"While there are twists, most of them are so clearly telegraphed that only the most careless of readers won't see what's coming, especially since Swanson needlessly doubles back over the same events from different points of view."
A chance airport meeting between strangers sets in motion a Strangers on a Train-inspired murder plot. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART by Peter Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Seemingly pre-measured for the movies, sometimes to its detriment but often to good effect; all in all, a quick, deft, promising first crime novel."
In Swanson's debut crime thriller, a sedate man encounters the mysterious woman who ignited his passion years ago—and now plunges him into the depths of noir. Read full book review >