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Before She Knew Him

Peter Swanson

From Peter Swanson, author of The Kind Worth Killing and All the Beautiful Lies, comes a novel as brilliant, dark, coruscating and surprising as Patricia Highsmith and Ira Levin at their very best

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A Sunday Times and Observer Thriller of the Month

‘Deliciously good . . . Swanson’s best thriller yet.’ Observer

‘Gripping, twisty . . . I could not put it down.’ Alafair Burke

When Hen and Lloyd move into their new house, they’re relieved to meet another childless couple in their neighbourhood, Matthew and Mira.

But when they’re invited over for dinner, Hen thinks she sees something suspicious in Matthew’s study.

Could this mild-mannered schoolteacher really be hiding a dark secret, one that only Hen might know about? And even if she’s right, who would believe her?

Critic Reviews

So smart and exciting that you’re just happy to get swept along.

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Will keep you gripped through every elegant twist and turn.

Sunday Mirror
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Spot on . . . Fans of his previous bestsellers won’t be disappointed.

Daily Mail
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Swanson unfolds this creepy story with the assurance and economy of a master.

Wall Street Journal
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Deliciously good . . . Swanson’s best thriller yet.

Critic Reviews

Gripping, twisty . . . I could not put it down.

Alafair Burke

Peter Swanson’s novels include The Girl With a Clock for a Heart, nominated for an LA Times book award, The Kind Worth Killing, a Richard and Judy pick and the iBooks store’s thriller of the year in 2015, and, most recently, Before She Knew Him. He lives with his wife and cat on the north shore of Massachusetts.

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