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Every Vow You Break (Hardback)

Peter Swanson

The exceptionally twisty and twisted new thriller from the master of suspense

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From the author of the Richard and Judy Book Club picks The Kind Worth Killing and Rules for Perfect Murders

‘Another top-notch thriller . . . it proves the adage: marry for money and you’ll earn every penny.’ Alice O’Keefe, The Bookseller, Editor’s Pick

‘Hitchcockian chills and thrills abound . . . a twisty tale of survival and deception.’ O, The Oprah Magazine

After a whirlwind, fairytale romance, Abigail Baskin marries freshly-minted Silicon Valley millionaire Bruce Lamb.

For their honeymoon, he whisks her away to an exclusive retreat at a friend’s resort off the Maine coast on Heart Pond Island. But once there, Abigail’s perfect new life threatens to crash down around her as she recognises one of their fellow guests as the good looking, charismatic stranger who weeks earlier had seduced her at her own Bachelorette party…

‘Peter Swanson is in the ranks of the killer elite alongside Tana French and Gillian Flynn. He’s the real deal.’ Joe Hill

What readers are saying
‘A terrifying thriller . . . you are in for a treat.’

‘Please do yourself a favor and go into this one blind.’

‘It starts at a nice, steady, honeymoon pace . . . until all hell breaks lose and your heart is pounding along with the characters’. Another great one!’

‘A truly bonkers page turner. Definitely recommend.’

‘Prepare to read it in one sitting.’

Critic Reviews

You’ll struggle not to read Every Vow You Break in one sitting. Peter Swanson’s subtle hints that all is not what it seems builds to a thrilling and gripping crescendo ... The author peels away layers of treachery leaving the reader, and unwitting newlywed Abigail, unsure of who to trust. Swanson taps into a survival instinct particularly resonant with the female experience, and makes Every Vow You Break glamorous, dark and terrifying.

Critic Reviews

Deeply entertaining . . . what starts as a sober morality tale we can all relate to (hypothetically!) turns into something else entirely, with tiny hints of both “Lord of the Flies” and “Rosemary’s Baby.”

New York Times
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An enjoyable thriller with a pleasingly acidic streak of social satire.

Daily Mail
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Another top-notch thriller from Swanson. I picked this up intending to take a quick look and was still pinned to my sofa two hours later . . . An addictive thriller that rather proves the adage: marry for money and you'll earn every penny.

Alice O'Keeffe, The Bookseller, editor's pick
Critic Reviews

Hitchcockian chills and thrills abound in Swanson's latest mystery, a twisty tale of survival and deception.

O, the Oprah Magazine
Critic Reviews

Should come with a warning to prepare for a single-sitting, reading marathon as Swanson plunges us head-first into an addictive and deftly executed mystery which positively crackles with menace and suspense.

Lancashire Evening Post

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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