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Nine Lives

Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson is back – with a chilling and fiendish puzzle of a novel which everyone will be talking about this Spring.

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Deliciously ingenious’ Daily Mail
‘Smartly entertaining’ Washington Post

If you’re on the list you’re marked for death…

The envelope is unremarkable. There is no return address. It contains a single, folded, sheet of white paper.

The envelope drops through the mail slot like any other piece of post. But for the nine complete strangers who receive it – each of them recognising just one name, their own, on the enclosed list – it will be the most life altering letter they ever receive. It could also be the last, as one by one, they start to meet their end.

But why?

What readers are saying:

‘It gripped me from start to finish.’

‘Prepare to be blown away.’

‘Another fast paced edge of your seat masterclass.’

‘What an absolutely wild ride.’

‘Best Peter Swanson murder mystery I’ve read.’

‘An absolute winner . . . A must read for lovers of a good thriller.’

Critic Reviews

‘Deliciously ingenious… With twist upon twist, and false clue upon false clue, this is superb, elegant crime writing with more than a nod to the genre’s past.’

Daily Mail
Critic Reviews

Yet again Peter Swanson delivers an impeccable thriller ... A first-class novel that will please fans of traditional mysteries as well as thriller enthusiasts.

Maxim Jakubowski, CrimeTime
Critic Reviews

A smartly entertaining reimagining of Agatha Christie’s classic And Then there Were None ... Swanson cunningly plays with readers’ heads as we hope so-and-so gets it next, but not so-and so. In addition to the suspense - who’s doing this, and why? - there’s lots of literary wit.

Washington Post
Critic Reviews

I loved this, Swanson's sharp and insightful characterization brought to life a fascinating premise, beautifully worked out.

Ann Cleeves
Critic Reviews

So beautifully written, so gripping, so perfect. And the last line…soooo clever!

Sophie Hannah
Critic Reviews

With economical strokes of his pen, Peter Swanson presents us with a clever homage to the Golden Age of Mystery which keeps you guessing right to the end.

Peter May

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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