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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‘Gripping’ SOPHIE HANNAH ‘Fascinating’ ANN CLEEVES

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?

Critic Reviews

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

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

Sophie Hannah
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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
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Swanson again takes the idea of fiction as homage to deliriously vertiginous new heights ... Old-school mystery, certainly, but delivered with a wonderful new-school sensibility.

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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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